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Keywords: Middle English Compendium (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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CH-50528-08Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsAmerican Research Institute in TurkeyEnhancement and Endowment of the Humanities Collections of the ARIT Libraries in Istanbul and Ankara12/1/2006 - 7/31/2018$550,000.00C. Brian Rose   American Research Institute in TurkeyPhiladelphiaPA19104-6324USA2007Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05500000550000

The relocation and expansion of two American research libraries in Turkey and an endowment for facilities maintenance; a librarian's salary; and equipment and acquisitions; as well as bridge funding for the expenses deriving from the new facilities and fund-raising expenses.

Support for the expansion and enhancement of ARIT overseas library facilities in Istanbul and Ankara, and endowment of the additional cost of library facilities, IT equipment, professional staffing, and collections development, including electronic and print media.

FEL-257802-18Research Programs: FellowshipsNicole R. RiceHospitals and Literary Production in England, 1350-15501/1/2018 - 12/31/2018$50,400.00NicoleR.Rice   St. John's University, New YorkQueensNY11439-9000USA2017British LiteratureFellowshipsResearch Programs504000504000

Completion of a book-length study on late medieval English hospitals as centers of religion, literature, and civic affairs.  

The civic responsibility of hospitals for both medical and spiritual care lends them a distinct status among premodern institutions, for they constantly negotiated theology, medicine, and politics. The story of how hospitals participated in England’s literary and civic histories has yet to be written. I fill this gap with a new monograph on premodern English hospitals and the varied texts written, read, and performed within them. Hospital priests wrote foundation narratives, medical compendia, spiritual guides, and dramatic scripts. Hospital scribes copied devotional manuscripts and voluminous records that survive today. By studying the literary cultures of St. Bartholomew’s and St. Thomas of Acon in London, St. Leonard’s in York, and St. Mark’s of Bristol, I show how these institutions fostered devotional practice, promoted themselves in the civic sphere, responded to controversy, and negotiated the administration of charity over two hundred tumultuous years.

PA-23037-97Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsRegents of the University of MichiganMiddle English Compendium8/1/1997 - 7/31/2000$325,000.00John Price Wilkin   Regents of the University of MichiganAnn ArborMI48109-1382USA1997Medieval StudiesPreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access2500007500025000075000

To support the development of the Middle English Compendium, consisting of interconnected electronic resources, including a print version of the MIDDLE ENGLISH DICTIONARY (MED), and a bibliography of MED sources.

PW-234705-16Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesRegents of the University of MichiganThe Middle English Compendium Reborn: Expanding Content, Improving Access, and Stabilizing Technology5/1/2016 - 4/30/2018$260,000.00Paul Schaffner   Regents of the University of MichiganAnn ArborMI48109-1382USA2016EnglishHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access26000002600000

Upgrades to the Middle English Compendium (MEC), three interlinked digital resources related to the study of Middle English: the electronic Middle English Dictionary (eMED); an expanded version of the HyperBibliography of Middle English (HB), a bibliography of primary sources cited in the dictionary; and the Corpus of Middle English (CME), a substantial collection of Middle English primary texts.

We propose three kinds of improvements to the Middle English Compendium: (1) to enlarge and update the Middle English Dictionary, Bibliography, and Corpus with both existing and newly created supplemental material; (2) to make the data more readily and more completely human  and machine readable, by making explicit information hidden in the reticence of the print dictionary, and by adding information, so as to allow for a more satisfactory experience for users and better integration with online resources; and (3) to transform the Compendium from a static resource to a dynamic one, both editorially and technically. Editorially, we will add the ability to accept, store, and publish additions and corrections, while distinguishing them from the original MED and according them a staged reception, ranging from bare acknowledgment to full integration. Technically, we will free the data from its legacy system while improving on that system's considerable functionality.

RA-50132-14Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsNewberry LibraryLong-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library1/1/2015 - 6/30/2018$323,400.00DonaldBradfordHunt   Newberry LibraryChicagoIL60610-3305USA2014Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs3234000323394.790

24 months of fellowship stipend support per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The Newberry Library requests funding for three years (36 months per year) of fellowship support to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over many decades this program has generated a rich harvest of humanities scholarship while also serving as a catalyst for creating a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. This proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the Library's procedures for publicizing the program, selecting the fellows, and fostering their scholarly activities.