Duke University

Duke University received support for a ten-day intensive summer institute, Visualizing Venice, that focuses on the history of the Venice Biennale. Training will introduce participants to current digital humanities theories, methods, and tools. Topics include digital mapping, data visualization, 3D modeling of buildings, and time-based animations on apps and websites. The training program has been organized since 2012 by Wired! in partnership with Venice International University (VIU) and the Architectural University of Venice (IUAV). The Foundation's grant allows stipend support for participants for the first time and is expected to serve international art historians.
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Grant Awarded: $50,000 (2015)

George Mason University

GMU's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, one of the first university centers dedicated to the digital humanities, received Foundation support for a two-week intensive summer institute in 2014, Rebuilding the Portfolio: DH for Art Historians. Participants received an overview of key concepts and technologies, with particular attention paid to the tools that enable art historians to engage in new kinds of teaching and scholarship. The curriculum included building digital collections, working with textual and non-textual sources, visualization, data mining, network analysis, spatial history, and new publishing paradigms. GMU received a second Getty grant to offer the institute again in summer 2015 in a revised format specially designed for graduate students.
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Grants Awarded: $155,000 (2013) and $165,000 (2014)

Harvard University

Harvard's metaLAB received Foundation support for 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 addressed curating with digital collections, exploring new technologies for analyzing and visualizing collections, and annotating digital images. The institute combined seminar-style instruction, collaborative problem-solving, and hands-on experience, all culminating in the development of a prototype project. Harvard received a second Getty grant to host the institute again in summer 2015 as Beautiful Data II.
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Grants Awarded: $175,000 (2013) and $185,000 (2014)

University of California, Los Angeles

The Digital Humanities program (UCLA-DH) received Foundation support for 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.
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Grants Awarded: $185,000 (2013) and $180,000 (2014)