Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Period of Performance

4/1/2007 - 3/31/2009

Funding Totals

$30,000.00 (approved)
$30,000.00 (awarded)

Podcasting and the Maine Humanities Council: Integrating a New Tool for Public Humanities Education

FAIN: HD-50114-07

Maine Humanities Council (Portland, ME 04102-1012)
Erik C. Jorgensen (Project Director: November 2006 to May 2007)
Brita K. Zitin (Project Director: May 2007 to July 2012)
Anne Schlitt (Project Director: July 2012 to August 2012)
Hayden Anderson (Project Director: August 2012 to August 2009)

Podcasting public humanities projects throughout Maine, a state of concentrated population and long distances. This project would expand the geographic and temporal reach of Maine Humanities Council programs.

The Maine Humanities Council seeks a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to design, market and test a "humanities on demand" podcasting capability, to be used across its programs to deliver high-quality humanities content to audiences statewide and beyond, who, for reasons of geography, mobility or economics might never have the opportunity to enjoy such events in person; and to explore ways in which the Council might comprehensively harness podcasting and similar emerging technologies as a tool for future program development.