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DOC-293629-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)University of ChicagoThe Global Cochlear Implant: Provincializing "Brain Implants" through Disability Technocultures10/1/2023 - 9/30/2025$149,815.00Michele FriednerMara MillsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoIL60637-5418USA2023AnthropologyDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities14981501498150

A humanistic comparative study of cochlear implant technology as an early form of a neural-computer interface. 

Perhaps no medical device has sparked more popular discussion of the "dangers and opportunities of technology" than the cochlear implant (CI). The first true bionic device, CIs (re)produce an absent 'normal' human function. Despite debates about the ramifications of CI technology, few book-length studies of the technology exist and these overwhelmingly emphasize U.S. and European perspectives. This collaborative and comparative project will document the impacts of the technology itself, the influence of the global corporations that market it, and the range of ways implants have been domesticated, maintained, and re-interpreted. At this pivotal moment for the development and global dissemination of neuroprosthetics, with brain implants featured ubiquitously in the headlines, this multi-disciplinary, international project will serve both a documentary and a comparative function, as well as provide a platform through our conference and published work for alternative narratives of CI use.

DOC-293714-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)University of Puget SoundRobot Existentialism: Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of Rationality10/1/2023 - 6/30/2025$147,840.00Ariela TubertJustin TiehenUniversity of Puget SoundTacomaWA98416-5000USA2023Philosophy, GeneralDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities14784001478400

Research and writing a co-authored book on existential philosophy and artificial intelligence. 

Our proposed project is to complete a monograph on philosophical issues connected to existentialism and artificial intelligence titled, Robot Existentialism: Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of Rationality. We argue that a full understanding of human agency requires a recognition of the limits of rationality, together with an emphasis on the value of creation, including especially self-creation. The book engages with philosophical work on personal identity, the philosophy of mind, practical reason, and ethics, as well as work in artificial intelligence and aligned empirical fields to develop a unified view of a distinctive aspect of agency that is currently lacking in artificial beings. The expected final outcome of this collaborative team project will be the complete, publication-ready manuscript of the book, in addition to two pieces of public philosophy and presentations drawing on ideas in the book.

DOC-293796-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Northeastern UniversityThe Ethics of Conservation Biotechnology: A Conceptual Engineering Approach11/1/2023 - 10/31/2025$149,851.00Ronald SandlerClare PalmerNortheastern UniversityBostonMA02115-5005USA2023EthicsDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities14985101315190

Research and writing a multi-author volume on the ethics of biotechnology. 

This collaborative research project aims to provide ethical guidance for conservation applications of biotechnologies such as gene editing, synthetic biology, and gene drives. The project team, which includes experts in conservation philosophy, animal ethics, environmental justice, and Indigenous philosophy, will develop conceptual and evaluative resources that are inclusive of a broad range of values and informed by high-rate anthropogenic change. Project outcomes will include academic publications with interdisciplinary reach, conference presentations at interdisciplinary venues, and public-facing scholarship.

DOC-293819-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Wesleyan UniversityEngineering Safety into U.S. Firearms: Inventions, Manufacturers, Outcomes, & Implications, 1750-201010/1/2023 - 9/30/2025$149,563.00JenniferG.TuckerStephen HargartenWesleyan UniversityMiddletownCT06459-3208USA2023History of ScienceDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities14956301484870

The historical analysis of how safety mechanisms for firearms have evolved and been marketed to consumers over time.

This multi-disciplinary humanities research collaboration, co-directed by a professor of history specializing in nineteenth-century technology and visual culture and a professor of emergency medicine, will include archival study of an aspect of firearms history that previously has received little study: the evolution of designs and instructions for firearms safety through the lens of engineering and marketing. Patents, firearm components, safety records, use instructions, medical writings and other records are all part of the objects of the study, which will also integrate visual and computational analyses by undergraduate and medical student researchers.

DOC-293820-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Arizona State UniversityUnderstanding Algorithmic Folk Theories: Tracing Community-Based Knowledge on TikTok11/1/2023 - 10/31/2024$89,906.00Sarah FloriniElizabeth GrumbachArizona State UniversityTempeAZ85281-3670USA2023CommunicationsDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities899060827040

An ethnographic study of social media content creators comparatively analyzing folk theories and current academic theories of algorithmic governance. 

This project seeks collaborative team funding to strengthen an equal partnership between academic researchers at Arizona State University and community researchers from The Online Creators’ Association (TOCA) to gather community-based knowledge that TikTok content creators circulate to understand and resist algorithmic governance. We will conduct interviews to map how creators conceptualize the forces that impact their everyday lives: algorithmic content curation and opaquely-defined moderation. Participants will be recruited from TOCA, which is predominantly composed of people from historically marginalized groups. We will publish two academic papers: 1) a content analysis identifying folk theories; 2) a comparative analysis between folk theories and current academic theories of algorithmic governance. We seek to reveal overlapping narratives and produce a shared vocabulary to enable academics and community members to more effectively intervene in the spread of mis/disinformation.

DOC-293834-24Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisTransnational Disinformation Networks and Asian Diasporic Politics1/1/2024 - 12/31/2025$149,999.00Rachel KuoMark CalaguasBoard of Trustees of the University of IllinoisChampaignIL61801-3620USA2023Asian American StudiesDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities14999901499990

Research and oral history workshops supporting the publication of a book analyzing the circulation of misinformation among Asian and Asian-American community digital communication networks.  

Transnational Disinformation Networks and Asian Diasporic Politics is a collaborative project between Dr. Rachel Kuo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Mark Calaguas (Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment and the Filipino Young Leaders Program). We bring together archival research and community oral histories to examine memory, political histories, and information networks across Asian and Asian American diasporas. We seek to understand how lived experiences of trauma, war, colonialism, and political suppression and social and cultural hierarchies of power undergird the spread of mis- and disinformation. We plan to host community storytelling workshops to train community volunteers to collect intergenerational and multilingual oral histories. By focusing on historical and geopolitical frameworks, our project intervenes in contemporary debates about mis- and disinformation, technology, and democracy.

DOC-299602-24Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)California State University, Dominguez Hills FoundationConstructing the "I" in Artificial Intelligence: Perceptions of Teaching with Chat GPT in Relation to Cultural Identity6/1/2024 - 5/31/2026$144,151.00Mike Karlin?Alohilani OkamuraCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills FoundationCarsonCA90747-0001USA2024Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities14415101412520

An ethnographic study of beginning teachers in Los Angeles and Hawai’i and their understanding of ChatGPT’s influence on teaching in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. 

The aim of this project is to understand the implications and interactions of generative artificial intelligence (AI) upon preservice teachers’ identities and practices within the two culturally and linguistically diverse contexts of Los Angeles and Hawai‘i. Preservice or beginning teachers will be recruited to engage with Chat GPT through an interactive module. Participants’ responses to module prompts and interview questions will be analyzed to examine how preservice teachers make meaning of teaching with Chat GPT. Thick, contextualized description may surface tensions experienced by preservice teachers from diverse backgrounds, when positioning ChatGPT as a cultural versus neutral educational tool. Outcomes from this project have the potential to inform education communities of more culturally sustaining, equitable, and just ways to utilize ChatGPT in classrooms.

DOC-299609-24Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)University of ConnecticutBringing the Past to the Future: Slavery and Artificial Intelligence on the Battleground of Popular Culture8/1/2024 - 7/31/2026$137,974.00Anna Mae DuaneStephen DysonUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsCT06269-9000USA2024American StudiesDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Collaborative)Digital Humanities13797401379740

Development of a podcast series and scholarly book chapters analyzing how persistent narratives of slavery and servitude have influenced popular understanding of artificial intelligence and humans’ ethical engagement with emerging technologies.

Our goal is to investigate how legacies of slavery, as a set of emotional frameworks for determining the parameters of the human, are shaping the perception and reception of conversational artificial intelligence (AI). Much of this framing is done, we aver, through popular culture and the discourse it provokes regarding the scope of human rights. Our key activities are the research, production, and dissemination of six digitally accessible research conversations and two book chapters. Our expected final outcome is to bring past and present conceptions of slavery and servitude, as mediated by popular cultural representations of conversational AI, into the dialogue surrounding the ethical development of AI. This work is vital as we move into a future in which concepts of human dignity and freedom will be reshaped by AI in ways fraught with both danger and opportunity. As the Director and Associate Director of UConn’s Humanities Institute, we are applying as a collaborative team.

DOI-293613-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Lewis and Clark CollegeGun Culture 4.0: Understanding the new Demographics of Gun Ownership in the United States10/1/2023 - 9/30/2025$74,956.00JenniferAnnHubbert   Lewis and Clark CollegePortlandOR97219-8091USA2023Cultural AnthropologyDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities749560749560

The humanistic analysis of the changing demographics related to purchasing and owning firearms in the United States. 

Gun ownership in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. New gun owners are 40% of purchasers, and women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and self-defined “liberals” are arming themselves at unprecedented rates. Focusing on the changing demographics of gun ownership, this project seeks to 1) understand the symbolic dimensions of firearms as a technology; 2) understand the relationship of this technology to gun cultures; and 3) explore the implications of this relationship for gun violence. Gun research in the United States is largely dominated by a focus on epidemiology and criminology, i.e. what happens after the technology is used as a weapon of destruction. To understand and ameliorate the roots of this violence, we also need to understand the cultures and meanings of gun ownership and gun technology prior to its use.

DOI-293648-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)San Francisco State UniversitySynthetic Creativity: Deepfakes in Contemporary Media1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024$74,879.00Mihaela Mihailova   San Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoCA94132-1722USA2023Media StudiesDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities748790748790

Independent research into the aesthetics, application, dissemination, and ontological status of deepfakes across media contexts, including digital artworks, social activism, museum exhibits, and film and television.  

The project explores the aesthetics, application, dissemination, and ontological status of deepfakes across media contexts, including digital artworks, amateur videos, social justice activism, museum initiatives, and film and TV.

DOI-293689-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)University of California, Santa BarbaraThe Rickshaw and the Railroad: Human-Powered Transport in the Age of the Machine1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024$74,470.00KateLinetteMcDonald   University of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraCA93106-0001USA2023East Asian HistoryDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities744700744700

Research and writing leading to a scholarly monograph about the modern history of transportation technology in Japan.

The Rickshaw and the Railroad examines the intellectual and social history of transportation in nineteenth through twenty-first century Japan. It argues that transportation is a keyword of modern history. It is a contested concept that historical actors and historians alike use to symbolize the past, define the modern and pre-modern eras, and critique the present and envision the future. Interweaving the histories of rickshaw pullers with human-car railway pushers, truck drivers, and parcel delivery workers, The Rickshaw and the Railroad shows that, (a) for over one hundred years, the promise that cheaper and faster transportation would benefit society at large has been used to override the concerns of those who sought to protect transport as a livelihood; and, (b) on a broad scale transport change has continually reproduced, rather than eliminated, the need for precarious human labor in transportation systems.

DOI-293720-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)University of PittsburghTeaching Art History with AI10/1/2023 - 4/30/2024$66,329.00Alison Langmead   University of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2023History, Criticism, and Theory of the ArtsDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities663290663290

A series of convenings among college and university educators and the development of open educational resources concerning the pedagogical use of computational image generation technologies in art history, visual culture, and media studies. 

This proposal requests funding for a series of convenings to create a peer-supported learning community of college/university-level educators who want to integrate a deeper understanding of computational image generation technologies (such as DALL-E 2 or Midjourney) into their teaching practices. Participants will be selected through a nationwide call for participation from those currently teaching in the fields of art history, visual culture, and material culture. To produce as broad an impact as possible, participants will be sought from a highly diverse set of academic and geographic settings. Additionally, the Project Team will produce an openly-accessible website that gathers scholarly information about the dangers and opportunities present at the intersection of computational image generators and the history of human visual artistic production. This website will also describe how this series of convenings was designed and produced as a model for others to use in future.

DOI-293761-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)University of Southern CaliforniaEnergy Technologies, Development, and the Environment in Modern Iran, 1935-20051/1/2024 - 12/31/2024$70,625.00CiruceAlexanderMovahedi-Lankarani   University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA90089-0012USA2023Near and Middle Eastern HistoryDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities706250706250

Research and writing leading to a scholarly monograph about the modern history of the use of natural gas in Iran. 

This project focuses on the history natural gas in 20th-century Iran, using the energy source—as both a varied material substance and an object of discourse—as a lens to study the country’s developmental programs, its charged politics of modernization, and their connection to the natural world. It follows the movement of gas from underground reservoirs through infrastructures of refining and distribution into everyday life, in the process exploring the roles of planners, oil firms, industrialists, consumers, mountain ranges, sedimentary rock, and natural gas itself. Drawing upon perspectives from Middle Eastern history, science and technology studies, and political ecology, it contributes to our knowledge of modern Iran, the creation of fossil fuel energy systems in the Global South, the role of anticolonial politics in the rise of hydrocarbon energy regimes and the climate crises they have spawned, and the theorization of precarity as an entrepot to studying human-nature interactions.

DOI-293774-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Regents of the University of California, IrvineLive Streaming Identity: Opportunities and Challenges for LGBTQ Communities10/1/2023 - 9/30/2025$75,000.00Bo Ruberg   Regents of the University of California, IrvineIrvineCA92617-3066USA2023Media StudiesDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities750000750000

Research and development of a scholarly monograph examining the cultural tensions surrounding LGBTQ live streaming.  

This project seeks to understand the ambivalent relationship between internet technologies and the empowerment or endangerment of LGBTQ people. It does so by examining one subset of LGBTQ people online: LGBTQ live streamers and their viewers. As many news reports have documented, the phenomenon of live streaming grew exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly on real-time on platforms like Twitch, Instagram, or Zoom. LGBTQ people have played a prominent yet precarious role in the rise of live streaming. Many LGBTQ streamers have become public role models for a new generation of young LGBTQ internet users and LGBTQ groups gather regularly for events. Concurrently, anti-LGBTQ harassment is rampant on these same platforms. This project looks specifically at LGBTQ streaming on Twitch, the largest live streaming platform, to understand how LGBTQ streamers simultaneously express identity, build community, combat harassment, and navigate regulatory platform politics.

DOI-293791-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Rice UniversityThe Visual History of Computational Health1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024$75,000.00KirstenAnneOstherr   Rice UniversityHoustonTX77005-1827USA2023History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities750000750000

Research and development of a scholarly monograph on the history of the computational approaches to healthcare, 1960s-2000s. 

This project seeks to determine the implicit humanistic values embedded in the design and use of healthcare technologies. Through archival research and analysis of audiovisual media produced by medical professionals and technology developers, this project will explain how early ideas about emerging healthcare technologies transformed patient care by envisioning human bodies as quantitative data. This move not only excluded the messy, non-linear, emotional, and unpredictable aspects of embodied illness experiences, it also excluded the experiences of gendered, racialized, and minoritized patients. By examining how future uses of computers in healthcare were imagined from the 1960s onward, this project will show how the development of computational approaches to patient care worked precisely by erasing the human elements of illness and healing. A resulting book manuscript, The Visual History of Computational Health, will narrate the throughline from these early imaginings to the present.

DOI-293797-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Syracuse UniversityGood Decisions: Data Science as a Moral Practice1/1/2024 - 12/31/2025$73,670.00Johannes Himmelreich   Syracuse UniversitySyracuseNY13244-0001USA2023EthicsDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities736700667480

Research and writing a co-authored book on ethical considerations for the practice of data science. 

This project investigates the technology of data science (a collection of techniques to extract value from data). The project advances the argument that data science is a moral practice. The project makes this argument by bringing normative theories and philosophy of science to bear on the practice of data science. The main goal of the project is to offer a systematic analysis of the nature of data science and its inherent ethical dilemmas. Key activities are the identification of ethical dilemmas in each step in the data science work cycle—these steps include data collection, data “cleaning”, data analysis, and communication. The main project outcome is a book manuscript; further outcomes are two peer-reviewed open access journal publications. Each of the steps in the data science work cycle will be the topic of a book chapter and/or article.

DOI-293825-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)University of VirginiaThe Spontaneity Deficit: Dangers and Opportunities of the Age of Distraction1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024$75,000.00ZacharyClintIrving   University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleVA22903-4833USA2023Philosophy of ScienceDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities750000750000

Research and writing a book on the ethical impact of distraction by digital technology. 

The founder of Napster said that digital distractions like notifications and ads are made to “consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible… God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” This is typical of Silicon Valley’s “move fast, break things” ethos. Companies change our lives and minds without knowing the risks and opportunities. One risk is familiar: digital distractions undermine our capacity to pay attention. The Spontaneity Deficit will identify another risk. Digital technologies not only make us more distracted; they also change how we are distracted. Our minds used to wander during idly times like riding a bus or walking. Digital distractions are instead designed to leave us “stuck” on a salient topic, such as moral outrage or doom-scrolling. This deficit of mind-wandering––the eponymous spontaneity deficit––is a problem because our idly ramblings are a fount of creative insight.

DOI-293831-23Digital Humanities: Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Virginia TechDigital Inequalities in Latin America: The effects of Code and Infrastructure in Indigenous Access to the Internet12/1/2023 - 11/30/2025$75,000.00Fernanda Ribeiro Rosa   Virginia TechBlacksburgVA24061-2000USA2023CommunicationsDangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities (Individuals)Digital Humanities750000750000

Research and development of an open access monograph analyzing internet infrastructure and digital access in Latin American Indigenous communities. 

The goal of this ethnographic and single researcher led project is to examine and address the effects of digital inequalities embedded in code and infrastructure on people's access to the internet, with a focus on Indigenous people in Abya Yala [Latin America]. I aim to identify dangers and opportunities in the design of internet code and infrastructure in light of the agency of Latinx people and their lived experiences. While internet services are taken for granted in many contexts in the global North, in Indigenous territories in the global South cellphone networks and internet networks are frequently not available, having to be built from scratch by people in the communities. Parallel to that, this project will apply participatory design research to collectively prototype new forms of internet interconnection with the goal of leveraging Indigenous control over their digital data, also known as Indigenous digital sovereignty.

DR-272401-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramRegents of the University of MichiganListening to the Lomax Archive: The Sonic Rhetorics of American Folksong in the 1930s9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00Sara Cohen   Regents of the University of MichiganAnn ArborMI48109-1382USA2020Composition and RhetoricFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

To make Jonathon W. Stones book, Listening to the Lomax Archive: The Sonic Rhetorics of Folksong in the 1930s, available Open Access on our digital publishing platform Fulcrum.

DR-272592-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramJohns Hopkins UniversityOpen Access Edition of Imagination and Science in Romanticism by Richard C. Sha9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00Claire Tamberino   Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreMD21218-2608USA2020Literary CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Imagination and Science in Romanticism, written by NEH Fellow Richard C. Sha (NEH grant number FA-56408-12), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access edition.

DR-272593-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramJohns Hopkins UniversityOpen Access Edition of Imagined Homeland: British Poetry in the Colonies by Jason R. Rudy9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00Claire Tamberino   Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreMD21218-2608USA2020Literary CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Imagined Homeland: British Poetry in the Colonies, written by NEH Fellow Jason R. Rudy (NEH grant number FA-54989-10), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access edition.

DR-272597-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramVanderbilt UniversityOpen Access Edition of The Rise of Euroskepticism: Europe & Its Critics in Spanish Culture9/1/2020 - 3/31/2021$5,500.00Gianna Mosser   Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTN37203-2416USA2020European HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will result in the publishing of the electronic open-access version of the book The Rise of Euroskepticism: Europe & Its Critics in Spanish Culture, authored by NEH Fellow Luis Martin-Estudillo (NEH grant number FA-58154-15). The open-access format will be published under a Creative Commons license, rendering it free for download and distribution. With the release of the eBook, Luis Martin-Estudillo will receive at least $500 in royalty payment.

DR-272609-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramTrustees of Indiana UniversityOpen Access Edition of Main Street Movies: The History of Local Film in the United States9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00AllisonBlairChaplin   Trustees of Indiana UniversityBloomingtonIN47405-7000USA2020Film History and CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Main Street Movies: The History of Local Film in the United States, written by NEH Fellow Martin L. Johnson (NEH grant number FA-58514-15) in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook. The period of performance start date is September 1, 2020. We request an end date on February 28, 2022.

DR-272610-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of ChicagoOpen Access Edition of "American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream" by Julia L. Mickenberg9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00Alan Thomas   University of ChicagoChicagoIL60637-5418USA2020U.S. HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book "American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream," written by Julia L. Mickenberg (NEH grant number FA5576111), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-272611-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of ChicagoOpen Access Edition of "Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi" by Kenda Mutongi9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00Alan Thomas   University of ChicagoChicagoIL60637-5418USA2020African StudiesFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book "Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi," written by Kenda Mutongi (NEH grant number FB-56100-12), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-272612-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of ChicagoOpen Access Edition of "Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America" by Kristine C. Harper9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00Alan Thomas   University of ChicagoChicagoIL60637-5418USA2020U.S. HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book "Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America," written by Kristine C. Harper (NEH grant number FB-53252-07), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-272615-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramDuke UniversityOpen Access edition of Thought Crime: Ideology and State Power9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00DeanJ.Smith   Duke UniversityDurhamNC27705-4677USA2020East Asian HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

In Thought Crime Max M. Ward explores the Japanese state's efforts to suppress political radicalism in the 1920s and 1930s. Ward traces the evolution of an antiradical law called the Peace Preservation Law, from its initial application to suppress communism and anticolonial nationalism—what authorities deemed thought crime—to its expansion into an elaborate system to reform and ideologically convert thousands of thought criminals throughout the Japanese Empire.

DR-272616-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of MinnesotaCut/Copy/Paste Open Book Fellowship9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00DouglasM.Armato   University of MinnesotaMinneapolisMN55455-2009USA2020British LiteratureFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

The purpose of this project is to seek support for open-access digital publication of Whitney Trettien's book "Cut/Copy/Paste: Echoes of Little Gidding" on the Manifold Scholarship digital publishing platform.

DR-272617-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramDuke UniversityOpen Access Edition of Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins.9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00DeanJ.Smith   Duke UniversityDurhamNC27705-4677USA2020Music History and CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

In Listening for Africa David F. Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcia examines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, Katherine Dunham, and Asadata Dafora to Duke Ellington, Dámaso Pérez Prado, and others who believed that linking black music and dance with Africa and nature would help realize modernity’s promises of freedom in the face of fascism and racism in Europe and the Americas, colonialism in Africa, and the nuclear threat at the start of the Cold War. In analyzing their work, Garcia traces how such attempts to link black music and dance to Africa unintentionally reinforced the binary relationships between the West and Africa, white and black, the modern and the primitive, science and magic, and rural and urban.

DR-272623-20Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramBoard of Trustees of the University of IllinoisOpen Access Edition of Transforming Women’s Education: Liberal Arts and Music in Female Seminaries Written by Jewel A. Smith.9/1/2020 - 2/28/2022$5,500.00Laurie Matheson   Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisChampaignIL61801-3620USA2020Music History and CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Transforming Women’s Education: Liberal Arts and Music in Female Seminaries, written by NEH Fellow Jewel A. Smith (NEH grant number FA-53416-07), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of $500 upon release of the open access book.

DR-278009-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of WashingtonOpen-access edition of Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam, by David Biggs1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021$5,500.00NicoleF.Mitchell   University of WashingtonSeattleWA98105-6613USA2020East Asian HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

Footprints of War by David Biggs (FA-57319-13) traces the long history of conflict-produced spaces in Vietnam, from the French colonial invasion in 1885 through the collapse of the Saigon government in 1975. The result is a richly textured history of militarized landscapes that reveals the spatial logic and social impact of key battles. It also explores how the militarized landscapes here, as in many historic conflict zones, continue to shape post-war land-use politics. We published a hardcover edition in 2018 and propose to publish an open-access edition with a Creative Commons license. We will post it on leading OA repositories including JSTOR, MUSE Open, OAPEN, Internet Archive, and HathiTrust. We are also piloting the Manifold platform, which will enable the author to link additional resources to the book for further research and teaching purposes. We will promote the OA edition at professional conferences and via direct mail and social media. We will pay the author a $500 royalty.

DR-278065-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramBoard of Trustees of the University of IllinoisPhotographic Presidents: Taking History from Daguerreotype to Digital by Cara A. Finnegan1/1/2021 - 6/30/2022$5,500.00Laurie Matheson   Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisChampaignIL61801-3620USA2020Political HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

Photographic Presidents tells a history of photography through stories of how presidents shaped and participated in transformative moments in the history of the medium. Cara A. Finnegan analyzes a wealth of newspaper and magazine articles, letters to the editor, trial testimony, books, and speeches produced by viewers in response to specific photos they encountered in public. Finnegan treats the photograph as a locus for viewer engagement and constructs a history of photography's viewers that shows how Americans used words about images to participate in the politics of their day. As she shows, encounters with photography helped viewers negotiate the emergent anxieties and crises of U.S. public life through not only persuasion but action as well. Telling a new story about a medium and an institution that have largely grown up together, this book offers readers an accessible, visually engaging story about photography, the presidency, and public life.

DR-278085-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of Wisconsin SystemOpen Access Edition of "Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia" by Adele Lindenmeyr1/1/2021 - 6/30/2022$5,500.00Dennis Lloyd   University of Wisconsin SystemMadisonWI53715-1218USA2020Russian HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book "Citizen Countess," written by NEH Fellow Adele Lindenmeyr (NEH grant number FB-3760-08), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-278091-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramCornell UniversityOpen Access Edition of Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings by Amy McNair1/1/2021 - 6/30/2022$5,500.00MahinderSinghKingra   Cornell UniversityIthacaNY14850-2820USA2020Art History and CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Xuanhe Catalogue of Painting, written by NEH Fellow Amy McNair (NEH grant number FA-52418-06), in an electronic open access format under the Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 4.0, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-278092-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramCornell UniversityOpen Access Edition of More than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan by Dennis J. Frost1/1/2021 - 6/30/2022$5,500.00MahinderSinghKingra   Cornell UniversityIthacaNY14850-2820USA2020East Asian HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book More than Medals, written by NEH Fellow Dennis J. Frost (NEH grant number FO-232442-16), in an electronic open access format under the Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 4.0, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-278093-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramCornell UniversityOpen Access Edition of Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters by Tobias Boes1/1/2021 - 6/30/2022$5,500.00MahinderSinghKingra   Cornell UniversityIthacaNY14850-2820USA2020German LiteratureFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Thomas Mann’s War, written by NEH Fellow Tobias Boes (NEH grant number FA-57586-14), in an electronic open access format under the Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 4.0, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-278094-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyHaddad/Effective Advocacy 13475: Open Access edition1/1/2021 - 6/30/2022$5,500.00Beth Clevenger   Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeMA02139-4307USA2020International RelationsFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Effective Advocacy: Lessons from East Asia’s Environmentalists (ISBN 978-0-262-54235-7) by Mary Alice Haddad (NEH fellowship FO-50251-15), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-279980-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of FloridaOpen Access Edition of Pauulu's Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice by Quito J. Swan5/1/2021 - 4/30/2022$5,500.00Romina Gutierrez   University of FloridaGainesvilleFL32611-0001USA2021African HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Pauulu’s Diaspora: Black Internationalism and Environmental Justice, written by NEH Fellow Quito J. Swan (NEH grant number FA-57763-14), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, specifically CC BY-NC-ND, making it available for free download and distribution. The hardback and epdf version of this book was published in April 2020 by the University Press of Florida. Dr. Quito Swan will be paid a royalty of $600 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-279990-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramRegents of the University of MichiganFunding for an Open Access edition of A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth - Century U.S. American Actor Written by Amy Hughes and Naomi Stubbs5/1/2021 - 4/30/2022$5,500.00LeAnn Fields   Regents of the University of MichiganAnn ArborMI48109-1382USA2021Theater History and CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century US American Actor edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. This book offers selections from the diary of actor, playwright, and stage manager Harry Watkins (1825–94) providing a rare glimpse into American theater and society in the mid-nineteenth century. For fifteen years Watkins regularly recorded the plays he saw, the roles he performed, the books he read, and his impressions of current events. His travels included encounters with P. T. Barnum, Junius Brutus Booth, Edwin Forrest, Anna Cora Mowatt, and Lucy Stone, among other notable figures. His is the only known diary of substantial length and scope written by a U.S. actor before the Civil War—making Watkins, essentially, the antebellum equivalent of Samuel Pepys.

DR-280005-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of North Carolina PressOpen Access Edition of A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American by Kathleen Cummings5/1/2021 - 10/31/2022$5,500.00Mark Simpson-Vos   University of North Carolina PressChapel HillNC27515-2288USA2021History of ReligionFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book A Saint of Our Own: How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American, written by NEH Fellow Kathleen Cummings (NEH grant number FA-55091-10), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-280007-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of North Carolina PressOpen Access Edition of Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South by Diane Miller Sommerville5/1/2021 - 10/31/2022$5,500.00Mark Simpson-Vos   University of North Carolina PressChapel HillNC27515-2288USA2021Military HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South, written by NEH Fellow Diane Miller Sommerville (NEH grant number FB-55859-11), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-280008-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of North Carolina PressOpen Access Edition of Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950 by Jarod Roll.5/1/2021 - 10/31/2022$5,500.00Mark Simpson-Vos   University of North Carolina PressChapel HillNC27515-2288USA2021Labor HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950, written by NEH Fellow Jarod Roll (NEH grant number FA-251814-17), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-280048-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramResearch Foundation for the State University of New YorkOpen Access Edition of Death Rights: Romantic Suicide, Race, and Bounds of Liberalism written by Deanna P. Koretsky5/1/2021 - 12/31/2021$5,500.00Tim Stookesberry   Research Foundation for the State University of New YorkAlbanyNY12207-2826USA2021Literary CriticismFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Death Rights: Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism, written by NEH Fellow Deanna P. Koretsky (NEH grant number HB-262280), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-280049-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramResearch Foundation for the State University of New YorkOpen Access Edition of The Other/Agentina: Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in the Making of a Modern Nation written by Amy K. Kaminsky5/1/2021 - 12/31/2021$5,500.00Tim Stookesberry   Research Foundation for the State University of New YorkAlbanyNY12207-2826USA2021Latin American StudiesFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book The Other/Argentina: Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in the Making of a Modern Nation, written by NEH Fellow Amy M. Kaminsky (NEH grant number FA-58217-15), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-280110-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramRutgers UniversityOpen Access Edition of Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America by Cynthia Connolly5/1/2021 - 10/31/2022$5,500.00Peter Mickulas   Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickNJ08901-8559USA2021U.S. HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

Rutgers University Press (RUP) is applying for $5,500.00 in NEH funding to publish a monograph entitled Children and Drug Safety: Balancing Risk and Protection in Twentieth-Century America, by Cynthia Connolly as an Open Access eBook. The book project would receive a grant payment of $5,500.00. The eBook will be made available for download throughout the world at no cost to end user, and will be protected under a CC-BY-NC-ND license. The $5,500 grant will allow RUP to set the eBook sales it budgets when initially projecting a book project's lifetime value to zero, and allows RUP to compensate its authors. The grant will be distributed according to the following split: $5,000 will replace sales income and be used to offset publishing costs to bring the investment to a net of zero. It will also replace the approximately $500.00 of projected lifetime eBook royalties with a direct payment of $500.00 made directly to the eBook author. The eBook will remain available indefinitely.

DR-280113-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramRutgers UniversityOpen Access Edition of Embracing Age How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Well by Anna Insolio Corwin5/1/2021 - 10/31/2022$5,500.00Peter Mickulas   Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickNJ08901-8559USA2021Social Sciences, GeneralFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

Rutgers University Press (RUP) is applying for $5,500.00 in NEH funding to publish a monograph entitled Embracing Age How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Well, by Anna Insolio Corwin, as an Open Access eBook. The book project would receive a grant payment of $5,500.00. The eBook will be made available for download throughout the world at no cost to end user, and will be protected under a CC-BY-NC-ND license. The $5,500 grant will allow RUP to set the eBook sales it budgets when initially projecting a book project's lifetime value to zero, and allows RUP to compensate its authors. The grant will be distributed according to the following split: $5,000 will replace sales income and be used to offset the cost of printing the book. It will also replace the approximately $500.00 of projected lifetime eBook royalties with a direct payment of $500.00 made directly to the eBook author. The eBook will remain available indefinitely.

DR-280135-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of California Press FoundationOpen Access Edition of The Practice of Texts: Education and Healing in South India by Anthony Cerulli5/1/2021 - 4/30/2022$5,500.00Erich van Rijn   University of California Press FoundationOaklandCA94612-3764USA2021Intellectual HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book The Practice of Texts: Education and Healing in South India, written by NEH Fellow Anthony Cerulli (NEH grant number Fb-56351-12) in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access book.

DR-281329-21Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of HawaiiOpen Access Edition of Islamizing Intimacies: Youth, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Indonesia by Nancy J. Smith-Hefner8/1/2021 - 9/30/2021$5,500.00Joel Cosseboom   University of HawaiiHonoluluHI96822-2247USA2021AnthropologyFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish 'Islamizing Intimacies: Youth, Sexuality, and Gender in Contemporary Indonesia,' written by NEH Fellow Nancy J. Smith-Hefner (NEH grant number FB-37676-02), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and redistribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-284952-22Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramUniversity of North Carolina PressOpen Access Edition of Race Characters: Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream by Swati Rana12/1/2021 - 5/31/2023$5,500.00Mark Simpson-Vos   University of North Carolina PressChapel HillNC27515-2288USA2021American LiteratureFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book Race Characters: Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream, written by NEH Fellow Swati Rana (NEH grant number FEL-XXXX), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

DR-285044-22Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book ProgramCornell UniversityOpen Access Edition of The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy by Pamela Ballinger12/1/2021 - 5/31/2023$5,500.00JaneFrancesBunker   Cornell UniversityIthacaNY14850-2820USA2021European HistoryFellowships Open Book ProgramDigital Humanities5500055000

This project will publish the book The World Refugees Made, written by NEH Fellow Pamela Ballinger (NEH grant number FB-54933-10), in an electronic open access format under the Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 4.0, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.