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Keywords: letters dakota people translation (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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HT-251006-16Digital Humanities: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesFolger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst CollegeFolger Shakespeare Library's "Early Modern Digital Agendas: Network Analysis (EMDA2017)" institute9/1/2016 - 9/30/2018$170,000.00Edwin Williams   Folger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst CollegeWashingtonDC20003-1004USA2016Renaissance StudiesInstitutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesDigital Humanities17000001700000

A two-week summer institute and follow-up workshop for 12 participants to explore network analysis approaches to early modern studies. The institute would be hosted at the Folger Shakespeare Library with a variety of visiting experts.

The Folger Institute proposes to host a two-week institute on “Early Modern Digital Agendas: Network Analysis” in summer 2017 (EMDA2017). Under the direction of Professor Jonathan Hope and Dr. Ruth Ahnert, this institute will introduce humanities scholars, alt-ac builders, and librarians (both digital and traditional) to an expert visiting faculty—computing specialists, social historians, network analysts, literary historians, linguists, and visualization designers—to model best practices for the design and implementation of quantitative network analysis. EMDA2017 will be an opportunity for 12 scholarly practitioners to consider the ways this approach may be shaping the very nature of early modern research through intensive application and analysis.

RQ-230528-15Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsMankato State UniversityThis Is Who We Are: Letters of the Dakota,1838-18781/1/2016 - 5/31/2018$192,774.00GwenNellWesterman   Mankato State UniversityMankatoMN56001-6068USA2015Native American StudiesScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs19277401947740

Translation and creation of a critical edition of letters written by Dakota people living in Minnesota in the mid-nineteenth century. (24 months)

"This Is Who We Are: Letters from the Dakota, 1838-1878" will provide English translations of first-person narratives of Dakota people writing in their own language during the mid-19th century compiled as a critical edition. Translation from Dakota to English, with historical and biographical context, will provide access to a body of work previously unavailable to scholars of Dakota history and culture, of Minnesota history, and of American Indian policies during the Civil War. Beyond regional interest, these letters may also have significance for scholars in the fields of internment camp studies, truth commissions and reconciliation, as well as broader military history, United States history, and colonization history. Additional contributions may be made in fields where borderlands, resistance, subaltern states, and other theories of center and periphery come into play. This time period spans the years of most drastic change for Dakota people: land loss, war, exile, and recovery.