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HAA-256146-17

Trustees of Davidson College (Davidson, NC 28035-7149)
Suzanne W. Churchill (Project Director: January 2017 to present)
Susan B. Rosenbaum (Co Project Director: July 2017 to present)
Linda Arbaugh Kinnahan (Co Project Director: July 2017 to present)
Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde

A multimedia research project, including a public crowdsourcing component, exploring the work of early 20th century artist and writer Mina Loy.

A pressing need in digital humanities is for multimodal, user-directed narratives that situate evidence, interpretation, and arguments in ways that allow readers to understand the scholarly project. Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde is a scholarly website that charts the career of the 20th century writer and artist Mina Loy. Using Loy as a case study, our goals are to: provide access to and interpretations of Loy’s work in diverse media, using new digital modes of textual and visual expression to invite closer, more informed and interactive engagement; develop a theory of the en dehors garde (literally, “coming from the outside”) that accounts for contributions of women and people of color who have been excluded from conventional formulations of the avant-garde; and, conduct an experiment in public humanities scholarship that involves students in transforming scholarly methods and products, tests new processes for peer review, and sets UX design standards for digital scholarship.

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Participating institutions:
Trustees of Davidson College (Davidson, NC) - Applicant/Recipient
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) - Participating Institution
University of Georgia (Athens, GA) - Participating Institution

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Literature, General

Program:
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Totals:
$74,960 (approved)
$74,960 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 3/31/2020