Congratulations are in order for Will Noel and Laura Aydelotte, project directors for the Philadelphia Playbills Project, which has been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. More information to follow.
To see the holdings of 19th century playbills in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s collections in the PACSCL catalogue go to http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/detail.html?id=PACSCL_FLP_FLPTHCPLAYBILLS
This no longer counts as breaking news since the notifications were posted more than a month ago, but since this week is the week of the two big disciplinary humanities conference, the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Denver and the Modern Language Association Annual Convention right here in Philadelphia, it is a good moment to send our congratulations to two locally-based digital projects, which are the recipients of the main prizes for digital projects of the respective organizations.
Goin’ North: Stories form the First Great Migration to Philadelphia (https://goinnorth.org) from our West Chester University colleagues Janneken Smucker and Charles Hardy was awarded the AHA’s Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History. https://www.historians.org/awards-and-grants/past-recipients/roy-rosenzweig-prize-recipients. The awardees were recently featured in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161231_Dusty_tapes_to_innovative_website__tales_from_African_Americans__Great_Migration.html
Colored Conventions: Bringing Nineteenth-Century Black Organizing to Digital Life (http://coloredconventions.org) from our University of Delaware colleagues P. Gabrielle Forman, Jim Casey, Sarah Lynn Patterson, and David J. Kim was awarded the MLA’s Prize for a Bibliography, Archive or Digital Project. https://www.mla.org/Resources/Career/MLA-Honors-and-Awards/Winners-of-MLA-Prizes/Biennial-Prize-and-Award-Winners/MLA-Prize-for-a-Bibliography-Archive-or-Digital-Project-Winners.
Our warmest congratulations to both! Truly as sign that great digital humanities work is being done in the Greater Delaware Valley.
Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania, which recently announced a donation of $7 million to establish the Price Lab for Digital Humanities.
Additional information about the donation from the Penn Current may be found here.