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$150,000 grant expands Framingham State’s digital humanities offerings

Framingham State University has received a second grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) totaling $146,785 that will be used to expand race inquiry programs through the Digital Program University Humanities.

Funds from the latest grant will provide a series of workshops and institutes focused on using digital humanities tools to explore issues of race in America, both historically and currently, according to the press release.

Expanded programs will cover topics such as tracing the transatlantic slave trade, uncovering the Native American presence in colonial New England, and presenting contemporary African American and Latin literature.

Last October, NEH awarded Framingham State a $192,000 grant to launch a digital humanities center at Whittemore Library.

The new initiatives funded by the NEH grant will take place during the 2022-2023 academic year in which 15 FSU professors, librarians, and other educators will participate in a series of institute-facilitated workshops.

“This grant will enable students, faculty, and the wider academic community to investigate race through a variety of digital methods, including network analysis, historical mapping, and historical document mining” , said Dr. Bartholomew Brinkman, director of the project.