George Mason University

GMU's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, one of the first centers dedicated to the digital humanities, will host a two-week intensive summer institute in 2014, Rebuilding the Portfolio: DH for Art Historians. Participants will receive an overview of key concepts and technologies, with particular attention paid to the needs of art historians and the tools that will enable them to engage in new kinds of teaching and scholarship. The curriculum will include building digital collections, working with textual and non-textual sources, visualization, data mining, network analysis, and spatial history. Discussion of these topics will be complemented by work in a lab setting, where participants will gain proficiency by developing their own project prototypes. More info
Grant Awarded: $155,000 (2013)

Harvard University

Harvard's metaLAB will host a ten-day summer institute in 2014, Beautiful Data: Telling Stories About Art with Open Collections, focused on using digitized collections for art historical scholarship. Responding to the growing open content movement and the increasing number of museum collections freely accessible online, the program will cover curating with digital collections, exploring new technologies for analyzing and visualizing collections, and annotating digital images. The institute will combine seminar-style instruction, collaborative problem-solving, and hands-on experience, culminating in the development of a prototype project. More info
Grant Awarded: $175,000 (2013)

University of California, Los Angeles

The Digital Humanities program (UCLA-DH) will host an eight-day summer institute in 2014, Beyond the Digitized Slide Library. The Institute will provide scholars with a theoretical framework and basic digital literacy, with particular attention paid to GIS mapping and project-based learning, two strengths of UCLA-DH. The curriculum will also include lessons on art historical data, metadata basics, visualization, mapping, and network analysis. Participants will present their projects at a final colloquium that will provide an opportunity to discuss the future of publishing digital scholarship. More info
Grant Awarded: $185,000 (2013)