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Graduate Center Wins NEH Digital Humanities Grant

The Graduate Center has won a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These grants support the planning stages of innovative projects and digital initiatives that enhance new analysis, research, and scholarship in the study of digital humanities.

Doctoral students Erin Glass (English) and Jennifer Stoops (Urban Education), left to right above, conceived of the winning project, “Social Paper.” The project aims to create a social network that allows graduate students to share seminar papers, enabling students to collaborate and facilitate conversations across the disciplines. With the $29,965 grant, Glass and Stoops will work with the CUNY Academic Commons team to build Social Paper on the Commons In A Box platform.

Matthew K. Gold, executive officer of the Graduate Center’s M.A. Program in Liberal Studies and advisor to the provost for digital initiatives, will serve as the project director. Glass and Stoops’s project will further build on the Graduate Center’s digital initiatives by “using interactive technology to reimagine the contours of graduate education, enabling rich collaborations between doctoral students, with the potential to scale the tool out to wider audiences, as well,” said Gold. 

Submitted on: MAR 27, 2014

Category: English, General GC News, Grants, Urban Education