NEH RegionalWorkshop

NEH Regional Workshop on Digital Humanities

Wednesday, April 4th, 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Alumni Center Ballroom

On April 4, 2018, Iowa State University’s Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and the Office of the Vice President for Research will host a regional gathering of digital humanists, the highlight of which will be a presentation by Elizabeth Tran, Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Elizabeth will give an overview of the NEH in general, including funding opportunities and future plans, as well as more detailed information on the ODH and its initiatives. The event will also include a mock review panel, giving attendees a deeper understanding of the proposal review process and how to maximize their chance to receive funding.

A limited number of lightning talks are also planned, and participants will also be invited to submit abstracts during the registration process (submission deadline is March 1). This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the current research and scholarship being done in the digital humanities and find potential areas of collaboration.

Finally, time has been set aside at the end of the day for a limited number of pre-registered individual sessions with Ms. Tran, where scholars can discuss their ideas and receive feedback.


8:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Overview of NEH and the Office of Digital Humanities
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mock Review Panel
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lightning Talks

  • Barbara Ching, Iowa State University: Reading Susan Sontag with a capital R
  • Erin Anderson, Iowa State University: Avian Archives of Iowa Online
  • Darcie Vandegrift, Drake University: Creating Belonging through Stories: Podcast Series made by Young People
  • James Oberly, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire: From Budapest to Shreveport: The Wartime Diaries of Dr. Maria Madi as Unsent Correspondence
  • Brandon Duxbury, Iowa State University: Land Grant Legacy Project
  • Sean Grass, Iowa State University: VAIN: Victorian Autobiography Information Network
  • Sowmya Vajjala, Iowa State University: Training Next Generation Digital Humanities Scholars: some thoughts

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
2:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Individual Meetings (preregistration required) with Ms. Elizabeth Tran (Memorial Union Conference Room)