Search Criteria


Key Word Search by:

Organization Type

State or Jurisdiction

Congressional District


Division or Office

Grants to:

Date Range Start

Date Range End

  • Special Searches

    Product Type

    Media Coverage Type


Search Results

Grant number like: HD-50067-07

Permalink for this Search

Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
Award Number Grant ProgramAward RecipientProject TitleAward PeriodApproved Award Total
Page size:
 1 items in 1 pages
HD-50067-07Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsCUNY Research Foundation, Brooklyn CollegeCuneiform Forensics - 3D Digital Analysis of Cuneiform Tablet Production4/1/2007 - 9/30/2008$29,850.00H. Arthur Bankoff   CUNY Research Foundation, Brooklyn CollegeBrooklynNY11210-2850USA2007Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities298500298500

Digital laser scanning and three-dimensional quantification, as well as the creation of digitally-generated models, of ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets.

The Brooklyn College Archaeological Research Center and the Brooklyn College Digital Morphology Laboratory are applying for funding from the NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Program to investigate the feasibility of using laser scanning and 3D quantification and analysis of the cuneiform signs on a series of ancient Near Eastern tablets as a pilot study (1) to determine whether specific ?hands? can be identified ; (2) to investigate whether the same technology and research design can be used to match unconnected tablet fragments and to determine whether or not they are parts of the same text; (3) to reconstruct and compare the seals on the tablets and, (4) to reproduce exact larger-scale replicas of tablets and seals in epoxy resin for study and exhibit.