UCHRI offers new grant to support digital humanities projects

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Thursday, December 14, 2017 11:23 AM

University of California Humanities Research Institute is offering a new grant opportunity for graduate students and faculty members. Metadata 2.0 is a workshop series that aims to help UC humanities scholars launch or further develop digital humanities projects.

Based on Metadata Central, a program offered through the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities in 2016, Metadata 2.0 is a two-quarter training program that enables UC graduate students and faculty to work on a digital project with metadata experts from around the UC system. Each participant will be assigned to one of five experts and will meet with this expert regularly throughout the program. There will also be three opportunities for participants to workshop their projects with the entire group of participants and experts.

What is the Metadata 2.0 Grant?

Metadata 2.0 is intended to help UC faculty and graduate students to launch effective digital projects that are rooted in humanistic inquiry. The workshop series will consist of the following activities:

  • A two-day, on-site kickoff and introductory training at UCHRI on January 29–30, 2018
  • Twice monthly web meetups (individual and small group) with assigned expert(s)
  • Two one-day, virtual meetings

By the end of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the ways in which metadata and text markup are used in humanist scholarship
  • Employ appropriate standards and tools of metadata and markup to digital artifacts
  • Use metadata and markup to develop a digital research project rooted in humanist inquiry  

Selected participants will receive roundtrip travel costs, lodging, and meals for the on-site workshops and be eligible to apply for up to $200 in funding toward their projects.

UC faculty members and graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are welcome to apply here

Applications are due on January 4.