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RQ-249704-16

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Robert McChesney (Project Director: 12/01/2015 to present)

A History of Modern Afghanistan II: Fayz Muhammad "Katib" Hazarah's Afghan Geneology and Memoir of the Revolution

Preparation for publication of translations of an Afghan historian’s account of the rise to power and rule of Habib Allah Kalakani (a rebel who seized Afghanistan’s throne in 1929) and the historian’s description of the different tribes and groups who lived in Afghanistan.

Nizhad-namah-i Afghan (Afghan Geneology) and Tazakkur al-Inqilab (Memoir of the Revolution) are two of Fayz Muhammad Khan's works which, from both thematic and organic perspectives, are directly related and connected to his magnum opus, Siraj al-tawarikh (Lamp of Histories), the most important history of Afghanistan ever written in any language. The proposed project here is to translate and annotate Nizhad-namah-i Afghan and Tazakkur al-Inqilab (a total of approximately 110,000 words) from original manuscripts.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern History; Near and Middle Eastern Languages; Near and Middle Eastern Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$235,000 (approved)
$235,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018


RQ-249739-16

Ramapo College of New Jersey (Mahwah, NJ 07430-1623)
Cathy Hajo (Project Director: 12/04/2015 to present)

Jane Addams Papers

Preparation for digital and print publication of Volume 4 of the papers of social reformer and political activist Jane Addams (1860-1935). See website at http://janeaddams.ramapo.edu/.

The Jane Addams Papers Project (JAPP) at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies (SSHGS) will publish documents covering the years 1901-1935 in two formats. The first, a freely available digital edition will publish images, transcriptions, and metadata for all correspondence and writings between 1901-1935. The second is the Selected Papers of Jane Addams, which will transcribe and publish about 3% of the most historically significant texts, providing detailed annotation and a narrative theme. The digital edition will be drawn from a digitization of an existing microfilm and the proceeds of an updated archival search. An overarching aim of the project is also to serve as a lab for undergraduate students to gain practical experience in historical research, writing, public history, and digital humanities.

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Project fields:
U.S. History; Women's History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$170,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018


RQ-249753-16

Buffalo Bill Memorial Association (Cody, WY 82414-3428)
Mary Robinson (Project Director: 12/06/2015 to 07/13/2017)
Jeremy Johnston (Project Director: 07/13/2017 to present)

From Prairie to Palace: Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Europe

Preparation for publication of materials related to the tours of Spain and Italy by Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in 1887-1906. See website at http://www.codyarchive.org.

The Papers of William F. Cody (The Papers) at Buffalo Bill Center of the West collects, edits, and publishes material from the period of William F. Cody's birth to well beyond his death, in print and in an online, open-access, digital edition. The material is published on The William F. Cody Archive and is available at no cost to an international audience of all interest levels. This project will expand the digital scholarly edition to include material associated with Buffalo Bill's Wild West in Spain, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. The Papers staff will organize the materials around the transition of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West from its original incarnation as a frontier exhibition to the cosmopolitan pageant that would be its hallmark on both continents until the European tour closed in 1906.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$299,756 (approved)
$299,756 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249768-16

Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver, CO 80217-3362)
James Reid (Project Director: 12/07/2015 to present)

The Question Concerning the Thing: A Pivotal Chapter in the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger

Preparation of an English translation of the course lectures Die Frage nach dem Ding (The Question Concerning the Thing) by German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976).

The project director and his collaborator propose to make available an English translation of an important course of lectures held by Martin Heidegger at the University of Freiburg during the winter semester of 1935/6, based upon the standard German edition, published as volume 41 in Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe (Collected Edition).

Project fields:
History of Philosophy

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$158,102 (approved)
$158,102 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


RQ-249784-16

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
Mark Clague (Project Director: 12/08/2015 to 09/05/2016)
Jessica Getman (Project Director: 09/05/2016 to present)

The George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition

Preparation of a critical edition and performance scores of works by George and Ira Gershwin. See website at http://www.music.umich.edu/ami/gershwin/.

The music of George and Ira Gershwin was created in regions between—between concert hall and club, past and present, black and white, cosmopolitan and vernacular—as a direct expression of day-to-day life in 1920s Manhattan. While Ira’s words captured the changing dynamics of social life, George mixed African American and Jewish music with the models of the concert hall and Broadway to create a revelatory sonic alloy of American culture. Working under sanction of the Gershwin estates, the University of Michigan proposes a first-ever George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition, a scholarly series of all the music of the Gershwin brothers, works created together and in tandem with others. This project will make available—for the first time—accurate musical scores and performance materials for works such as Porgy and Bess, An American in Paris, and Rhapsody in Blue, redressing a longstanding bias against popular culture to preserve the legacy of two beloved and influential musical artists.

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2019


RQ-249806-16

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Sumie Jones (Project Director: 12/08/2015 to present)

Completion of an Anthology in English of Early Edo-period Japanese Literature, 1600-1750

Preparation for publication of the final volume (1600-1750) of a three-volume anthology of Japanese urban literature (1600-1920), with translation into English.

Following the publication of two volumes of an anthology of early modern Japanese literature, one of late Edo-period and the other of Meiji-period works, the proposed project aims to complete a volume representing the early Edo-period. Tentatively entitled, "A Kamigata Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Metropolitan Centers. 1600-1750," it will be the last volume to be published of this series. Focused on the cities of Osaka, a thriving hub of commerce, and Kyoto, the ancient imperial city, Japan saw its first blooming of urban popular culture and the roots of later artistic phenomena including the current fashion of media arts in Japan. Interested in establishing reliable English texts, this volume represents the original style and tone as much as possible, making the works available to a broad range of American readers, including scholars and students. Particular emphasis is placed on the presence and quality of pictocentric features of popular art.

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Project fields:
East Asian Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$84,751 (approved)
$84,751 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249830-16

Borderlines: Foundation for Academic Studies, Incorporated (Brighton, MA 02135-2515)
Igor Nemirovsky (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

Contemporary Ukrainian Literature in English Translation

Preparation for publication in print and open access digital format of two volumes of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, fiction, and essays, edited and translated into English.

This project will bring together for the first time English translations of some of the most important Ukrainian literature produced following the collapse of the Soviet Union, organized into two volumes. The first volume showcases an expertly curated selection of Ukrainian poetry, fiction, and essays published in the post-Soviet years, setting the literary and cultural stage for the second volume, which brings together for the first time in any language a collection of Ukrainian poetry about the current war in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

Project fields:
Slavic Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$73,500 (approved)
$73,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017


RQ-249842-16

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027-7922)
Pamela Smith (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)
Marc Smith (Co Project Director: 02/17/2016 to present)

Craft Techniques and Knowledge Systems in a 16th-Century Artist's Manuscript: An Open-Access Critical Edition and Translation

Preparation of an online open-access critical edition and translation of a 16th-century manuscript of an artist's recipes for painting and metalworking techniques and observations on scientific processes. See website at http://www.makingandknowing.org/.

The transcription, English translation, and open-access digital critical edition of a late 16th-century manuscript containing techniques, recipes, and experimental notes, written in French (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Ms. Fr. 640). This exceptionally detailed and self-reflective how-to text includes unprecedented information on techniques, materials, and observations from an artisan's workshop. It sheds light on the day-to-day creative process of the 16th-century craftsperson, and the acquisition and transmission of skilled practice. The edition’s critical commentary will demonstrate the continuity between the craft workshop and scientific laboratory at a pivotal moment in European history when artists began to write down their practices, and their methods provided models for the emerging experimental culture of a new philosophy—the nascent modern science. How-to texts like this manuscript gave rise to the culture of practical knowledge that underpinned the Scientific Revolution.

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Project fields:
History of Science; History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts; Renaissance History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$320,000 (approved)
$319,999 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249857-16

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA 01003-9242)
Emiliano Ricciardi (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

Tasso in Music Project: Digital Edition of the Settings of Torquato Tasso's Poetry, c. 1570-1640

Preparation of a digital critical edition of over 650 musical settings of the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (1544-1595).

The goal of the Tasso in Music Project is to provide the first complete digital edition of the late 16th- and early 17th-century settings of Torquato Tasso's poetry. Over two thirds of these are currently unavailable in modern editions, preventing an assessment of the musical reception of Tasso's works, the most prominent poet of early modern Italy. Realized by a team of scholars, the musical edition will be available through an open-access digital platform developed by University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Stanford University. The platform will also feature search tools for musical analysis and transcriptions of the poetic texts as they appear in the musical settings and in contemporaneous literary sources. Through its interdisciplinary scope, the Tasso in Music Project will address a wide audience encompassing music historians, performers of early music, literary scholars, and more generally anyone with an interest in the intersection of early modern music and poetry.

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Project fields:
Italian Literature; Music History and Criticism; Renaissance Studies

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$260,000 (approved)
$260,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249867-16

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Leslie Rowland (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

Editorial work on Volume 8, on family and kinship, for the nine-volume series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. See website at http://www.freedmen.umd.edu/

The Freedmen and Southern Society Project is editing Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, a nine-volume documentary history of the transition from slavery to freedom in the U.S. South. The edition documents a critical juncture in American history: the moment four million slaves gained their freedom. It constitutes a social history in the words of emancipated slaves and their contemporaries. Six volumes are in print; the manuscript for the seventh will go to the press in late 2016; and work on the eighth will be well advanced by the beginning of the proposed grant period. Each volume of Freedom is between 800 and 1,100 pages, twice the size of the volumes in most editions. The editors have published four additional volumes for general audiences and use in the classroom, as well as article-length collections of documents. The project's web site provides both documents and interpretive material; it has been cited as one of the best sites for humanities education.

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Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2017 – 6/30/2019


RQ-249874-16

James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0001)
Mark Rankin (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)
Susan Felch (Co Project Director: 02/18/2016 to present)

The Independent Works of William Tyndale

Preparation of five critical editions of the prose works of influential English Reformation thinker William Tyndale (c.1495-1536), to be disseminated in printed and online open access digital formats.

The editors will produce five old-spelling critical editions of William Tyndale's non-translation prose works. These editions will be disseminated in printed and online open-access digital format. Despite William Tyndale's importance, current available editions of Tyndale's books are inadequate; this project replaces defective 19th-century versions. The editors will collate all existing printed copies of the earliest versions of their base texts and will undertake research in to the multiple factors at work in their original production and reception. The editors must travel to archives in Europe and the United States to examine the books themselves in order to complete this work.

Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$335,000 (approved)
$335,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249881-16

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN 37996-0001)
Ernest Freeberg (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

Correspondence of James K. Polk

Preparation for print and digital publication of volume 14 of the correspondence of James K. Polk (1795-1849), member of Congress, governor of Tennessee, and eleventh president of the United States. See website at http://polkproject.utk.edu/.

The James K. Polk Project produces an annotated edition of letters by and to the eleventh U.S. president. So far it has published twelve volumes of the Correspondence of James K. Polk, covering up to July 1847, halfway through his presidency. These make important primary-source documents accessible to scholars and students. The final two volumes will feature letters from the second half of Polk’s presidency and his brief retirement. During this time the United States annexed the Southwest, gold-seekers entered California, the United States recognized France’s revolutionary government, and Americans debated slavery. Polk corresponded with diplomats, reformers, novelists, scientists, clergymen, educators, and Native American chiefs. The letters will nourish scholarship on politics, international relations, African American studies, Native American studies, literature, religion, education, and the history of science. Volumes will be available in both hardcover and free digital editions.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$204,785 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249901-16

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Lincoln, NE 68588-0007)
Kenneth Price (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)
Ed Folsom (Co Project Director: 02/18/2016 to present)

Unearthing The "Buried Masterpiece" of American Literature: A Digital Variorum of the 1855 Leaves of Grass

Preparation for online publication of 19th-century American author Walt Whitman's first edition of Leaves of Grass, as part of an existing digital archive devoted to Whitman. See website at http://www.whitmanarchive.org.

The Walt Whitman Archive seeks NEH support to edit the first edition of Leaves of Grass and the constellation of draft documents that contributed to it by developing a digital variorum of this edition of Leaves from manuscript and notebook beginnings through its many variations in print. Whitman wrote the poetry, designed the book, and set some of the type, and his first Leaves was stunning both as verse and as a material object. This project will entail careful work on at least ninety-nine manuscripts contributing to the volume. Our goals are to advance understanding of this paradigm-shifting book and to enable future scholarship by drawing on some of the opportunities for representation unique to digital editing.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2017 – 6/30/2020


RQ-249905-16

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA 22030-4444)
Garry Sparks (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

The Theologia Indorum: A Critical Translation of Friar Domingo de Vico's Theology for and of the Maya, Volume I

Preparation of a critical edition and English translation of the 16th-century Theologia Indorum (Theology of the Indians) composed in Maya, the first work of Christian theology written in an indigenous American language.

The Theologia Indorum (“Theology for the Indians” or “Theology of the Indians”) by Spanish Dominican friar Domingo de Vico is the first original Christian theology written in either North or South America and remains to this day the longest single text ever written in any Native American language. And yet, since its composition in the central Maya highlands of Guatemala in the 1550s the Theologia Indorum has never been translated into any non-Mayan language, apart from some sporadic sections periodically by various scholars since the 1980s. Whereas most of the scholarship on the early colonial Maya has focused on their now famous writings—such as the Popol Wuj, Xajil Chronicles (or Annals of the Kaqchikel), the nine Books of Chilam Balam, et cetera—which consist of the earliest post-contact literature by indigenous American peoples, critical studies of the specific influences of Catholicism in these Maya texts has only recently been begun within the past decade.

Participating institutions:
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) - Applicant/Grantee
American Philosophical Society (Philadelphia, PA) - Participating institution

Project fields:
History of Religion

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$290,000 (approved)
$290,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249908-16

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
David Albertson (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)
K. Meredith Ziebart (Co Project Director: 02/24/2016 to present)

The Tegernsee Debate on Love and Reason: Mystical Letters and Treatises in Late Medieval Germany

Preparation of a one-volume facing-page English translation of fifteenth-century polemical theological and political documents written in Latin at Tegernsee Monastery, Germany.

In the 1450s a network of erudite German monks fought over the priority of love and intellect during mystical prayer. Their letters chronicle a local controversy at the Tegernsee monastery with momentous political consequences. Fifteenth-century reformers viewed emotional piety (love) as an antidote to scholasticim, but church authorities feared that denigrating reason (intellect) could frustrate dialogue with Islam. Although the religious and political quandaries of the Tegernsee Debate persist even today, the episode remains little known. The forty-two Latin documents are scattered across unedited manuscripts and uncorrected editions; only two have been translated. Our project gathers them into a single Latin/English volume in an outstanding series, and disseminates manuscript images through an open website. The project will inform studies of comparative spirituality, the politics of religious reform, medieval philosophy, Reformation studies, and interreligious dialogue.

Project fields:
Classical Languages; History of Religion; Medieval Studies

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$230,000 (approved)
$230,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249921-16

Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT 06459-3208)
Katherine Kuenzli (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)
Michael André (Co Project Director: 02/24/2016 to present)

Henry van de Velde: Selected Essays, 1889-1914

Preparation of a critical edition and translation of a selection of writings by the Belgian architect and art critic Henry van de Velde (1863-1957).

As a painter, designer, architect, teacher, and theorist Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) was a highly original and influential figure on the European art scene and an early champion of abstraction. Our volume presents the artist's most influential writings published between 1889 and 1914. These writings address the origins of abstraction; the interrelationship between painting, architecture, and the applied arts; the role of art in the modern state; and modern art and politics. His corpus is so large and dispersed that it has resisted systematic investigation, and it remains inaccessible to most readers, since his essays were published in three different languages. We have made a selection of van de Velde's texts and are requesting funds to support the work of translation into English, annotation, and introduction that will take place over a three-year period and that will result in an edited volume.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2019


RQ-249929-16

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Paul Grant Costa (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

The New England Indian Papers Series: The Massachusetts Collection, First Contact to 1869

Preparation for digital publication of a scholarly critical edition of primary source materials about Native Americans in Massachusetts from 1649 to 1869. See website at http://yipp.yale.edu/.

The project will consist of the first three years of the editorial preparation and electronic publication of a portion of the second state series, The Massachusetts Collection. This effort will begin the creation of a fundamental base of historical documentation assembled from primary source materials on the Native Americans who lived within the geographical limits of the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay, their history, culture, and long interactions with Euro-Americans in what is now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Editors propose to transcribe, annotate, and publish 900 recently digitized primary source materials dating from 1649 to 1869 from the Indian collections within several different archives.

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Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$305,000 (approved)
$305,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249933-16

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL 61801-3620)
Craig Koslofsky (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)
Roberto Zaugg (Co Project Director: 02/24/2016 to present)

Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean: The Travel Account and Biography of Johann Peter Oettinger, 1682-1696

Preparation for publication of a translation of the manuscript journal of Johann Peter Oettinger, a 17th-century German barber-surgeon, describing his travels in Germany, the Netherlands, the Caribbean, and Africa.

From 1682 to 1696 the barber-surgeon Johann Peter Oettinger (1666-1746) traveled across Germany and the Netherlands and sailed on Dutch and Brandenburg slave ships to the Caribbean and Africa. He recorded his experiences in a vivid manuscript journal, but until now his text was known only through an incomplete and heavily manipulated “edition” published in 1885-86, and from a partial English translation (1985) of the 1885-86 text. In 2010-11 Zaugg and Koslofsky discovered a copy of the original manuscript in a Berlin archive. Rich in detail on Africa, Oettinger’s journal contains a rare description of the court of King Agbangla of Hueda (Benin), and is the only German-language account of the slave trade and the Middle Passage from this era. The full manuscript will be vital to historians of medicine, race, and the Atlantic world. Our annotated English translation will make this text readily available and replace the deeply flawed 1885/86 German text and its partial English translation.

Project fields:
African History; European History; History, Other

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$74,682 (approved)
$74,682 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 5/31/2018


RQ-249937-16

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert Hirst (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

Mark Twain Project

Preparation for print and digital publication of two volumes of works by Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad and San Francisco Writings; Volume 7 of his letters; a comprehensive bibliography of Twain’s works; the digital release of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; and completion of necessary upgrades to the search engine and image database of the Mark Twain Project Online (MTPO). See website at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/MTP/.

The Mark Twain Project proposes to complete and publish—both in print and electronically on its Web site, Mark Twain Project Online (MTPO)—two large volumes in the Works of Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad and San Francisco Writings, 1865–1866. It also intends to complete the text and annotation for Mark Twain’s Letters, Volume 7 (1876–1877) for release on MTPO and in print. It will add The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and three years of letters (1881–1883) to MTPO, and complete and release the Writings Database, the first truly comprehensive bibliography of Mark Twain’s work ever attempted. It also plans to make various needed upgrades and improvements to its editorial toolbox: an EAD finding aid for original documents in the Mark Twain Papers; improvements to the subject authorities file and the image database on MTPO; and thoroughgoing documentation of its local TEI encoding and post-processing practice.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$700,000 (approved)
$530,230 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018


RQ-249964-16

Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040)
Daniel Smith (Project Director: 12/09/2015 to present)

Translation of the Seminars of French Philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995)

Preparation and online publication of an English translation of three lecture series by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995).

The project participants will initiate a translation of the seminars given by the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) at the University of Paris between 1979 and 1987. The translations will be available online in a critical edition with annotations on a site hosted jointly by Purdue University and the University of Paris. This is a project in digital humanities that is being undertaken in conjunction with the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.

Project fields:
History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Philosophy, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$175,000 (approved)
$175,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230544-15

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Edward Lengel (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to 09/15/2016)
William Ferraro (Project Director: 09/15/2016 to present)

The Papers of George Washington

Preparation for publication of volumes 20 and 21 of the Presidential series and volumes 25-30 of the Revolutionary War series of the papers of George Washington (1732-1799), Revolutionary War general and first president of the United States, and continued work on a digital edition of Washington's financial papers. (24 months)

The Papers of George Washington is a historical documentary editing project that is engaged in publishing a modern comprehensive edition of George Washington's public and private papers. The project has, to date, published sixty-eight of a projected eighty-seven volumes and issues two new volumes, on average, each year. The project also has a Digital Edition and a digital-only Financial Papers project. The project's scholarly value and sustained productivity won it the National Humanities Medal in 2005. This request is for a two-year grant, covering our publication and other work on ten new letterpress volumes.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$468,000 (approved)
$443,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230547-15

University of South Carolina, Columbia (Columbia, SC 29208-0001)
Constance Schulz (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)
Robert Karachuk (Co Project Director: 02/10/2015 to present)

The Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen of South Carolina: A Digital Documentary Edition: Phase 2

Preparation for digital publication of the personal and public papers of three South Carolina statesmen: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825), Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828), and Charles Pinckney (1757-1824). (36 months)

This "born-digital" edition will focus on three Pinckney men who participated as military, political, diplomatic, and economic leaders in South Carolina and the nation during and after the American Revolution: brothers Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825) and Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828) and their cousin Charles Pinckney (1757-1824). The edition, to be published by the University of Virginia Press, will identify, collect, transcribe, verify, annotate and publish in a selective digital scholarly edition transcriptions, not digital facsimiles, of approximately 3,000 documents of the three men's personal and public papers created between 1750 and 1828. We request funding for three years of the second phase of a projected seven-year project, to be completed by 2020. The project will be housed within the History Department of the University of South Carolina. It will use a DocTracker/FileMaker Pro data base system to manage the editorial process and prepare content for digital publication.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230552-15

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001)
John Taber (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)
Vincent Eltschinger (Co Project Director: 02/10/2015 to present)

Dharmakirti on Thought and Language: Translation of Pramanavarttika-Svavrtti, the Apoha Section (part 1: PVSV 24,14 - 45, 20)

Translation of a section of the first chapter of the seventh-century Buddhist philosopher Dharmakirti’s work, Pramanavarttika (the apoha section, part one). (24 months)

The two year funding will support a joint translation of a section of the first chapter of Dharmakirti's Pramanavarttika. Dharmakirti (seventh century C.E.) was one of the most influential philosophers in Indian Buddhism. He cofounded, with his predecessor Dignaga, the logico epistemological school of Buddhist thought, Buddhist Logic, and wove Buddhist teachings into a comprehensive philosophical system, grounding them in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and philosophy of language. His views set the agenda for Indian philosophy through the eleventh century. John Taber, as PI, will collaborate with two European scholars, Vincent Eltschinger of the Institut für Kultur und Geistesgeschichte Asiens in Vienna, Austria, and Isabelle Ratié of the University of Paris. The section on apoha exclusion they will translate concerns linguistic and cognitive meaning in Pramanavarttika 1. The team will meet in Vienna before the grant, and twice in New Mexico and Vienna during the grant.

Project fields:
Epistemology; Logic; Non Western Philosophy

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$160,000 (approved)
$160,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


RQ-230555-15

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus (University Park, PA 16802-7000)
Sandra Spanier (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

The preparation for print publication of volumes 3-5 of a projected 17-volume edition of American author Ernest Hemingway's complete letters. (36 months)

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, being published by Cambridge University Press, is a comprehensive scholarly edition of the some 6,000 surviving letters of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), about 85% previously unpublished. Winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature, Hemingway made a profound impact on modern prose. His life and work still command enormous popular as well as scholarly interest worldwide. The letters not only provide important new biographical information and insights into the artistic achievement of this most influential American writer, they constitute a running eyewitness history of much of the twentieth century. The edition is planned for publication in 17 volumes at two-year intervals. Volumes 1 and 2 (spanning 1907-1925) were published in 2011 and 2013. The Project is requesting three-year funding (October 2015-September 2018) to see into print volumes 3 and 4 and complete the manuscript of volume 5, encompassing Hemingway's letters from 1926 through 1934.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230556-15

George Washington University (Washington, DC 20052-0001)
Christopher Brick (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

Preparation for digital publication of volume 3 of the papers of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and creation of a digital edition of her radio and television broadcasts. (36 months)

An Initiative to Annotate, Publish, and Digitize Significant Portions of Eleanor Roosevelt's Written, Spoken, and Audio-Visual Legacy

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Project fields:
Public History; U.S. History; Women's History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230596-15

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Meredith Ray (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)
Lynn Westwater (Co Project Director: 09/09/2016 to present)

The Devotional Works of Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1652)

Preparation for publication of an edition and translation of Convent Paradise (1643) and Lament for the Death of Regina Donati (1650), devotional works written in early-modern Italian by Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1654). (24 months)

Arcangela Tarabotti was the most radical female writer in Counter-Reformation Italy. Tarabotti's stunningly modern thought has been the object of intense critical interest, but an important element of her oeuvre -- her devotional writing -- has been almost entirely ignored. We propose to produce, in English translation, the first modern editions of Tarabotti's Paradiso monacale (Convent Paradise, 1643) and Le lagrime per la morte di Regina Donati (Lament for the Death of Regina Donati, 1650). The volumes will show that Tarabotti's radical social thought cannot be separated from the broader context of religious life in 17th-century Venice. Our study of the interaction between early modern religious culture and Tarabotti's protofeminism will change the understanding of this foundational writer as it more broadly investigates the essential role devotional writing -- long ignored by critics -- played in women's wider intellectual life.

Project fields:
Italian Language

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$190,000 (approved)
$190,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


RQ-230238-15

University of Rochester (Rochester, NY 14627-0001)
Russell Peck (Project Director: 12/01/2014 to present)

Middle English Texts Series (METS)

Preparation for print and web publication of fifteen to seventeen volumes of medieval literary texts, focused on the 13th to 16th centuries. (36 months)

The Middle English Text Series (METS) is an ongoing project, now in its 24th year. 78 volumes have been published. This proposal requests funding that will produce approximately 15 more volumes. Above all else, the purpose of METS is to make available for scholarly use reliable editions of Middle English literature deemed essential for literary and historical investigation. The focus of this project is upon literature from the 13th to the early 16th centuries that complement the better-known canonical authors and reach to the boundaries of what was rapidly becoming a considerable corpus of vernacular literature and the beginnings of English literary study. Given its print and online formats the Series has demonstrably enhanced Humanist inquiry of English and Anglo-Norman culture worldwide -- from France, Italy, and Germany to China, Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230252-15

Connecticut College (New London, CT 06320-4150)
Bruce Kirmmse (Project Director: 12/02/2014 to present)

Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks

Preparation for publication of Volumes 9, 10, and 11 of philosopher Søren Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks, an English-language edition of his unpublished writings. (36 months)

An international group of well-known scholars of philosophy, history, and religious studies is producing a critical, scholarly, English-language edition of the unpublished writings of the Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). These writings, collectively entitled Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, are being published in eleven volumes by Princeton University Press. The first seven volumes have now been published, and volume 8 is on schedule to be published in 2015. We expect to maintain this publication schedule - a volume a year - until all eleven volumes have been published. Approximately 50% of the project's costs are being borne by a major grant from the Danish government. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks will be the benchmark for all future Kierkegaard scholarship in the English language.

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Project fields:
History of Philosophy; Religion, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230265-15

Indiana University, Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN 46202-3288)
Martin Coleman (Project Director: 12/03/2014 to present)

The Works of George Santayana

Preparation for print and digital publication of American philosopher George Santayana’s Three Philosophical Poets (Volume 8), Winds of Doctrine (Volume 9), Scepticism and Animal Faith (Volume 8), and to begin work on Realms of Being (Volume 16). (36 months)

The Works of George Santayana consists of unmodernized, critical editions of philosopher George Santayana's (1863-1952) published and unpublished writings. The goal of the editors is to produce texts that accurately represent Santayana's final intentions regarding his works, and to record all evidence (in the textual apparatus listing variants and emendations) on which editorial decisions have been based. The Works of George Santayana is projected to consist of 37 books published in 20 volumes. The proposed project is to publish Volume VIII, Three Philosophical Poets; Volume IX, Winds of Doctrine; and Volume XIII, Scepticism and Animal Faith; and begin preparatory editorial work on Volume XVI, Realms of Being. The Works of George Santayana is published by The MIT Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England).

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Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$248,623 (approved)
$235,606 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230360-15

Kean University (Union, NJ 07083-7133)
John Gruesser (Project Director: 12/04/2014 to present)
Hanna Wallinger (Co Project Director: 01/28/2015 to present)

An Edition of the Novels of African-American Author Sutton Griggs (1872-1933)

Preparation for print and electronic publication of The Hindered Hand: Or, The Reign of the Repressionist by American novelist Sutton Griggs (1872-1933). (15 months)

The scholarly edition of The Hindered Hand: Or, The Reign of the Repressionist, which is under contract, will be the first installment of a larger project that will result in uniform editions of all five of Sutton Griggs's novels to be published by West Virginia University Press in its highly regarded Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture series. It will be prepared in accordance with the best practices recommended by the Modern Language Association. Between 9/1/2015 and 12/31/2016, Project Director John Gruesser of Kean University and Collaborator Hanna Wallinger of the University of Salzburg, each of whom has written extensively on Griggs and his era, will conduct focused on-site research on Griggs, write a Critical Introduction, annotate an accurate text of the novel, create accurate texts of supplementary historical, literary, and biographical materials, and produce publicity materials for the volume.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$60,901 (approved)
$60,901 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 12/31/2016


RQ-230372-15

Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA 02215-3631)
C. James Taylor (Project Director: 12/05/2014 to 04/30/2015)
Sara Martin (Project Director: 04/30/2015 to present)

Adams Papers Documentary Editing Project

Preparation for publication of two volumes (19 and 20) of the papers of John Adams (1735-1826), Revolutionary leader and second president of the United States, and two volumes (13 and 14) of his family's correspondence. (36 months)

The Adams Papers Documentary Editing Project is a comprehensive edition of the diaries, letters, official records, public writings, and literary miscellanies contained in the Adams Family Papers manuscript collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, supplemented by Adams documents in other collections and archives. The project focuses on three generations of Adamses: John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Charles Francis Adams, and their families.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$475,000 (approved)
$475,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230380-15

University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53706-1314)
John Kaminski (Project Director: 12/05/2014 to present)

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Adoption of the Bill of Rights

Preparation for publication of three volumes of documents concerning the ratification of the United States Constitution in South Carolina, New Hampshire, Vermont, and North Carolina. (36 months)

Thousands of libraries, historical societies, government offices, private collections and all newspapers, books, pamphlets, and broadsides of the period 1787 to 1791 have been searched for documents relating to the adoption of the Constitution of 1787 and the drafting and adoption of the Bill of Rights. These documents are arranged and edited for publication in book form. All documents in the volumes and all supplemental documents not included in the volumes will be placed online with the University of Virginia Press' Rotunda. Twenty-six volumes of an anticipated thirty volumes have been published. During this grant cycle the volumes containing ratification by South Carolina and New Hampshire/Vermont will be published. All of the volumes and supplemental documents will also be placed online on the University of Wisconsin-Madison library website.

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Project fields:
American Government; Political History; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230381-15

Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI 49855-5301)
Robert Whalen (Project Director: 12/05/2014 to present)

The Complete Works of George Herbert

Preparation of a digital edition of 17th-century poet George Herbert's Complete Works. (36 months)

This project expands The Digital Temple, our edition of George Herbert's English verse, to include all of his known writings. Complete Works includes high-resolution images of the earliest witnesses (first editions, all manuscripts) to Herbert's prose works and poems not in The Temple; TEI-encoded transcriptions that preserve original spellings and orthography while providing modern spellings in the code base; edited reading texts; translations where appropriate; extensive critical apparatus; and a user interface with which to navigate these materials, including a search-and-retrieval portal that takes advantage of the rich encoding. The edition will be a valuable resource for humanities scholars and educators -- literary critics and bibliographers, teachers and students of seventeenth-century literature, historians, and general readers -- who will enjoy unprecedented access to the artifacts captured here in digital form, alongside extensive commentary and other expert apparatus.

Project fields:
British Literature; Literary Criticism

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230383-15

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN 37996-0001)
Daniel Feller (Project Director: 12/05/2014 to present)

The Papers of Andrew Jackson: A Documentary Edition

Preparation for publication of volumes 10, 11, and 12 of the papers of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States. (36 months)

The Papers of Andrew Jackson is a project to collect and publish the extant literary record of the seventh president. We have conducted an exhaustive worldwide search for documents and produced a comprehensive microfilm with accompanying Guide & Index, now posted on our website. We are publishing a 17-volume printed edition, of which the eight presidential volumes now in production make up the heart. This grant will support composition of the fourth through sixth presidential volumes, numbers 10 through 12 in the whole series, covering the years 1832 through 1834. Fully annotated and indexed, and including many documents hitherto unknown, this series will provide an authoritative record of Jackson's presidency and advance our understanding of a vast array of related subjects. In 2015 the University of Virginia Press's Rotunda imprint will incorporate all our published volumes in a Jackson Papers digital edition, cross-searchable with other Founding Era and Early Republic editions.

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Project fields:
Cultural History; Political History; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230395-15

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027-7922)
Sean Quimby (Project Director: 12/08/2014 to present)

The Selected Papers of John Jay: Publication of Vols. 5 and 6 and Submission to Press of Vol. 7

Preparation for print publication of volumes 5 (1788-1795), 6 (1795-1829), and 7 (personal and family papers) and online publication of volumes 4 and 5 of the papers of John Jay (1745-1829), a member of the Continental Congress, first Chief Justice of the United States, and governor of New York. (22 months)

The Selected Papers of John Jay is a scholarly edition of the Founding Father's papers, conducted at Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Jay represented New York in the Continental Congresses, was a negotiator of the peace of 1782, and was Secretary for Foreign Affairs during the Confederation. He authored five of the Federalist Papers, was the first Chief Justice of the United States, negotiated the Jay Treaty in 1795, and was Governor of New York. The letterpress edition, published by the University of Virginia Press, will consist of seven volumes of letters and documents, annotated and interspersed with commentary. The edition will bring together, for the first time, all of Jay's most significant documents in context. The published material will become widely available online through the University of Virginia's Rotunda Founding Era series. The edition refers readers to the Jay digital archive, adding value to the online database by providing historical context and interpretation.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$175,000 (approved)
$175,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2016 – 11/30/2017


RQ-230397-15

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Eckart Frahm (Project Director: 12/08/2014 to present)

Cuneiform Commentaries Project: Editing History's Earliest Hermeneutic Texts, Online and in Print

Preparation for online publication of an edition and translation of 878 extant Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, together with a print translation of selected commentaries on scientific texts. (36 months)

The Cuneiform Commentaries Project seeks to make Mesopotamian commentaries available to Assyriologists and other scholars by providing annotated editions and translations of all of them in digital form. This will allow maximum accessibility and searchability. In addition, editions of selected commentaries will be published in print, to offer a convenient introduction to the genre for a more general audience. The project is linked to other digital initiatives in Assyriology, collaborations that provide synergies and ensure the sustainability of the data generated.

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Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$290,000 (approved)
$290,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230398-15

Smith College (Northampton, MA 01063-0001)
Patricia Gonzalez (Project Director: 12/08/2014 to present)

Lydia Cabrera's "The Sacred Language of the Abakua" and its West African Sources

Preparation for an English translation of Cuban writer Lydia Cabrera’s (1899-1991) “La Lengua Sagrada de lost Nanigos” (The Sacred Language of the Abakua). (36 months)

We propose a scholarly English translation of La lengua sagrada de los Ñáñigos - Lydia Cabrera's study of the ritual language of the Cuban Abakua society. Researched in Havana and Matanzas from the late 1930s to 1960 and published in Spanish in Miami in 1988, the book is Cabrera's urgent call for her compatriots to know their African heritage. Although this monograph is the most substantive and critically supported document of the speech and customs of any diasporan group originating from the West African Cross River area, it remains inaccessible to English-speaking scholars including the very Nigerian and Cameroonian linguists most qualified to identify the sources and meanings of Abakua terms and practices. The Abakua example is also important to Americanists more generally, as it demonstrates the expansion of an African-derived identity into the wider population of European, Asian and Amer-Indian descendants, evolving from a racial/ethnic category into a cultural community.

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Project fields:
International Studies

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$190,000 (approved)
$190,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230409-15

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
John Stagg (Project Director: 12/08/2014 to present)

The Papers of James Madison

Preparation for publication of five volumes (Secretary of State 11, Presidential 9 and 10, Retirement 3 and 4) of the papers of James Madison (1751-1836), president, secretary of state, and drafter of the Constitution. (24 months)

The Papers of James Madison is a documentary project devoted to annotating and editing the complete papers of the Virginian statesman now remembered for his services as the "Father of the Constitution" and fourth president of the United States. The edition is available in letterpress and two digital formats (one of which is available at no cost to the general public). The edition is divided into four series, each of which coincides with the major phases of Madison's life: in Congress (1751-1801), in the State Department (1801-09), in the presidency (1809-17), and in retirement (1817-36).

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$340,200 (approved)
$340,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230411-15

Duke University (Durham, NC 27705-4677)
David Sorensen (Project Director: 12/08/2014 to present)
Stephen Cohn (Co Project Director: 12/22/2015 to present)

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

The preparation for print publication of volumes 43, 44, and 45 of the Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, and publication of volumes 39-41 in an existing online archive. (36 months)

Begun in 1970, the Duke-Edinburgh edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas [TC] and Jane Welsh [JWC] Carlyle is regarded by biographers, historians, critics, students, and general readers as one of the finest and most comprehensive literary archives of the nineteenth century. Forty-two volumes have been published to date in book form by Duke University Press, and the first thirty-eight volumes have been published in the Carlyle Letters Online (http://carlyleletters.org), with volumes 39-41 now in the process of being encoded, edited, and set for release in spring 2015. This culmination of a thirteen-year effort to bring the Carlyles to the digital world has greatly increased the global accessibility of the edition. Through November 2014 of the current grant period, which began in October 2012, the CLO has had more than one million of its full-text pages accessed in more than 180 countries and has established itself as a leader in the now essential field of digital humanities.

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Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$262,000 (approved)
$262,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230422-15

Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ 07030-5906)
Deborah Sinnreich Levi (Project Director: 12/08/2014 to present)

Le Miroir de mariage: An Annotated Edition and Translation of Eustache Deschamps' 14th Century French Marriage Debate Poem

Preparation for publication of an edition and translation of The Mirror of Marriage, a medieval French debate poem by influential courtier Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406). (12 months)

The project is an edition and translation of Eustache Deschamps' Miroir de Mariage, a 12,000-line medieval debate-poem on marriage's (dis)advantages. Deschamps presents personal and learned insights into this topic, and detailed observations on the manners and ambitions of the medieval French and their lives, private and public. Stock and original misogyny and misogamy are presented in nuanced, satirical ways, animating a vanished world. Women fascinated him. Earlier scholarly condemnation of this work as hackneyed misogyny is unsound. The Miroir is a defense of marriage and a rebuttal of medieval antifeminism. No modern edition or translation of the Miroir exists. Scholars in many fields await: social scientists, historians, French and English medievalists. Many areas of study need a bi-lingual edition of a well-known text that few scholars have been able to access. It will be published electronically and in hard copy by METS (Middle English Text Series).

Project fields:
Cultural History; French Literature; Medieval Studies

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$91,000 (approved)
$90,845 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2016


RQ-230464-15

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Harry Stout (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

Jonathan Edwards Center Online Initiative

Preparation for online publication of the collected papers of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), colonial American pastor, author, educator, and theologian. (36 months)

The Edwards Works Online utilizes the most current standards for electronic documentary editions and provides a broad range of resources to assist readers and researchers. In the next phase, 2015-2018, the Jonathan Edwards Center, intent on staying current with technological developments in digital humanities, will completely update its platform and website; it will use this new platform not only to re-present its current online archive but also to prepare and present previously unavailable texts, focusing on the sermons Edwards delivered during the "Great Awakening" of the early 1740s and to Native Americans during the 1750s, providing an unprecedented view of him as a preacher in these crucial periods; and it will link these documents to a newly scanned bank of manuscript images.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2015 – 6/30/2018


RQ-230479-15

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Gregory Sterling (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

On the Life of Abraham, by Philo of Alexandria: A New Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

Preparation for publication of an English translation and critical commentary on The Life of Abraham, a biographical treatise by Philo of Alexandria (ca. 20 B.C.E.-50 C.E.). (12 months)

We are seeking a grant to complete a new introduction to, translation of, and critical commentary On The Life of Abraham (Abr.), a biographical treatise of pivotal importance by Philo of Alexandria (ca. 20 B.C.E.-50 C.E.). Although On the Life of Abraham has been translated into English before (most recently in 1935), the language is old-fashioned and outdated. Our new translation will not only use more up-to-date language but will also incorporate insights from the commentary to convey Philo's meaning more clearly. On the Life of Abraham has also been translated into other languages (see the Bibliography in Appendix E). While most of these translations have helpful annotations, none have detailed commentaries such as we plan to include. Our edition and first critical commentary On The Life of Abraham will offer many new insights, perspectives, and resources to promote deeper understanding of Philo's thought and to stimulate new research in a wide range of humanistic disciplines.

Project fields:
History of Religion

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230481-16

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (Springfield, IL 62701-1011)
Daniel Stowell (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to 01/25/2017)
Samuel Wheeler (Project Director: 01/25/2017 to present)

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Preparation for online publication of materials from the pre-congressional career of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th president of the United States. (36 months)

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term documentary editing project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865).

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$400,000 (approved)
$347,359 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2016 – 6/30/2019


RQ-230483-15

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)
Clayborne Carson (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Preparation for publication of volumes VIII and IX of the papers of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), covering the years 1962-1964. (36 months)

To support the publication of fourteen volumes of "The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.," a definitive edition of King's most historically significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230488-15

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul Israel (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison (Volume 9)

Preparation for publication of two volumes (volumes 9 and 10) of the papers of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), covering the period 1888-1892. (36 months)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison is a fifteen-volume book edition that will contain 6,500 transcribed and annotated letters, notebook entries, autobiographical writings, and other documents from Edison's lengthy career. This proposal seeks funding to complete the editing of Volume 9: Competing Interests (1888-1889).

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Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230510-15

Lafayette College (Easton, PA 18042-7625)
Suzanne Westfall (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to 03/02/2016)
Peter Greenfield (Project Director: 03/02/2016 to present)

Digital Publication of Records of Early English Drama

Editing and preparation for digital publication of the Records of Early English Drama of Staffordshire and Salisbury collections, with additional editorial preparation of the Berkshire and Yorkshire North Riding collections. (24 months)

After 38 years of highly respected hard-copy publications, the Records of Early English Drama is shifting its collections to free and open-access digital publication. The much-anticipated Civic London to 1558, 3 volumes (forthcoming April 2015), is the last volume to be produced primarily in hard copy. Over the past three years, REED has moved to born-digital collections, using digital formats to bring small and in-process collections quickly to the public, in searchable and interactive forms. A grant from the NEH will enable REED to begin to digitize existing collections, to complete editorial processing for two new collections, to begin the process on two further collections, and to continue the Pre-publication project, which allows editors to make records available as they are discovered.

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Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$265,000 (approved)
$265,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-230523-15

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Philip Gossett (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

The Works of Giuseppe Verdi

Preparation for publication of three volumes of the complete works of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), with editorial work on nine additional volumes. (36 months)

The critical edition of the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi is a joint publication of the University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi in Milan, which aims to make available to scholars, students, and performers, reliable editions of Verdi's music that are both faithful to the sources and suitable for performance. The works included in the project are at the core of the nineteenth-century operatic repertory, from Rigoletto, Trovatore, and La traviata, to Un ballo in maschera, Otello and Falstaff. Also included are Verdi's Messa da Requiem and other sacred choral works, as well as lesser known vocal and instrumental works, such as the songs and the string quartet, some of which are not available in other editions. Having completed a successful transition in editorial leadership, the project has laid plans for broader dissemination through digital publication, a new series of study-scores in reduced format, and the creation of a new website hosted by the University of Chicago Press.

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$154,700 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-230528-15

Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, MN 56001-6068)
Gwen Westerman (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

This Is Who We Are: Letters of the Dakota,1838-1878

Translation and creation of a critical edition of letters written by Dakota people living in Minnesota in the mid-nineteenth century. (24 months)

"This Is Who We Are: Letters from the Dakota, 1838-1878" will provide English translations of first-person narratives of Dakota people writing in their own language during the mid-19th century compiled as a critical edition. Translation from Dakota to English, with historical and biographical context, will provide access to a body of work previously unavailable to scholars of Dakota history and culture, of Minnesota history, and of American Indian policies during the Civil War. Beyond regional interest, these letters may also have significance for scholars in the fields of internment camp studies, truth commissions and reconciliation, as well as broader military history, United States history, and colonization history. Additional contributions may be made in fields where borderlands, resistance, subaltern states, and other theories of center and periphery come into play. This time period spans the years of most drastic change for Dakota people: land loss, war, exile, and recovery.

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Project fields:
Linguistics; Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$192,774 (approved)
$194,774 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


RQ-230533-15

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA 22030-4444)
Vadim Staklo (Project Director: 12/09/2014 to present)

Russian/Soviet Perspectives on Islam

Preparation for online publication of translations of approximately 3,000 pages of documents testifying to Soviet and Russian perspectives on Islam. (36 months)

George Mason University has launched a major new international multidisciplinary scholarly program, the Russian/Soviet Perspectives on Islam (RPI). The project, with primary support from the Luce Foundation, seeks to facilitate scholarly and public understanding of cultural coexistence and conflict in multi-ethnic and multi-confessional societies through the digitization, exploration and dissemination of a large document collection on the encounter and evolving relationship between the secular state and the Muslim regions, groups, individuals, and ideologies on the territory of the former Soviet Union and neighboring countries. Since the Luce Foundation grant does not include support for translation, the present application for NEH's Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant seeks to expand the impact of that program through the translation and online publication of a carefully-chosen subset of those documents.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$290,000 (approved)
$290,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


RQ-50880-14

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
H. Wayne Storey (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)
John Walsh (Co Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Petrarchive Project: An Online Edition of 366 Poems by Petrarch

Preparation for publication of a digital edition of Francesco Petrarca's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, a collection of 366 poems in Italian dating from the medieval era; the edition would include manuscript facsimiles, commentary, and full apparatus in English and Italian. (36 months)

The Storey-Walsh Petrarchive Project is an open source initiative designed for students, scholars, teachers, and translators to utilize the enhanced multi-layer texts, multiple commentaries, and search resources of what we call a "rich-text" edition of Petrarch’s influential magnum opus that will be a fundamental tool for the work’s interpretation and translation. The edition documents and represents the visual characteristics of the source documents in encoded documents and offers the multiple strata of the textual genesis of Petrarch’s complex vernacular poetic icon, the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, in a single interface. The team will develop a TEI-based digital edition with facsimile page images augmented by visualizations and tools to provide users new and more authentic ways to read and examine Petrarch’s work in its unique medieval form and to utilize multiple configurations of his reordering of the collection over time.

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Project fields:
Italian Literature; Medieval Studies

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 7/31/2018


RQ-50882-14

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Holly Shulman (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Dolley Madison Digital Edition: A Born-Digital Documentary Edition of Dolley Payne Todd Madison

Preparation for digital publication of the papers of first lady Dolley Madison (1786-1849), including materials from 1846-1849. (36 months)

The Dolley Madison Digital Edition (DMDE) is an edited, documentary edition of the complete corpus of Dolley Payne Todd Madison (1768-1849). The mission of the DMDE is to locate, transcribe, annotate, and digitally publish Dolley's correspondence, as well as selected financial accounts and legal documents. In addition to annotations -- identifications of the people, places, and organizations mentioned in Dolley's letters -- editors research and publish editorial notes, which flesh out and contextualize this rich body of material. To date, the DMDE has published six volumes. The purpose of this proposal is to request funding to complete the DMDE by editing and publishing the final documents of Dolley Madison's life. During these last years, 1846 to 1849, Dolley reclaimed her position as a leader of Washington City's political society, a period that may be referred to as her third term as First Lady.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2018


RQ-50886-14

Boston University (Boston, MA 02215-1300)
Walter Fluker (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Howard Thurman Papers Project

Preparation for publication of volumes 5 and 6 of the collected papers of Howard Thurman (1899-1981), American theologian, preacher, and civil rights leader. (36 months)

Founded in 1992, the mission of the Howard Thurman Papers Project is to preserve and promote Howard Thurman’s vast documentary record, which spans 63 years and consists of approximately 58,000 items (111 linear feet) of correspondence, sermons, unpublished writings, and speeches. To achieve this mission, the Project is publishing a six-volume documentary edition of Thurman’s correspondence and writings.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 8/31/2017


RQ-50892-14

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA 01003-9242)
Michael Papio (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)
Albert Lloret (Co Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Giovanni Boccaccio's De montibus

Preparation for publication of the first critical edition and translation from Latin into English of Giovanni Boccaccio's De montibus (a geographical dictionary dating from the 14th century), disseminated in hard copy with supplementary materials on an open-access website. (36 months)

A Critical Edition and Translation of Giovanni Boccaccio's "De montibus." This project takes into account all of the extant manuscript witnesses of Boccaccio's geographical dictionary and produces not only the first critical edition, but also a thoroughly annotated English translation.

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Project fields:
Medieval Studies; Spanish Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017


RQ-50900-14

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Douglas Parks (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Historical Voices of the Plains Earth Lodge Peoples II

Preparation for print and digital publication of fifteen volumes of previously unpublished field notes about four native tribes of the American Great Plains, collected by anthropologists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. (36 months)

Focusing on a large body of unpublished works that document cultures of four American Indian tribes of the Great Plains--Pawnee, Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan--these unique documents provide detailed descriptions of those tribes’ cultures and languages recorded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the words of prominent members who lived those cultures or remembered the words of their elders. By publishing extant documentary records, today’s tribal members will gain sophisticated knowledge and appreciation of their heritage. Scholars will develop a better understanding of native cultures. Although Native Americans are integral to the historical and cultural development of the United States, primary sources describing traditional cultures in native voices are not available. The published record has been filtered through the lens of Western culture. Using these four tribes as representative cases, this project proposes the creation of a new library of Plains Indian cultures.

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Project fields:
Cultural History; Linguistics; Native American Studies

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$274,707 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016


RQ-50853-14

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert Hirst (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Mark Twain Project

The preparation for simultaneous print and online publication of Volume 3 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, completion of editorial work on Twain's San Francisco Correspondence and The Innocents Abroad, and the addition of several of the project's print editions to the open access website. (24 months)

The Mark Twain Project proposes to proofread and index Volume 3 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, publishing it in print and on its open-access website (MTPO) by the end of 2015. (Volume 1 was so published in November 2010 and has sold half a million copies; Volume 2 was published in October 2013 and 100,000 copies have been printed.) The Project also proposes to complete all editorial work on two important early works in Mark Twain's canon: San Francisco Correspondence, 1865-1866 (some of his brilliant journalism collected for the first time) and The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrim's Progress (his first international bestseller). The Project also proposes to add the complete text of its print editions of Tom Sawyer and Notebooks & Journals, Volume 1 to MTPO, along with more letters (through 1883). And it plans to make various necessary upgrades and improvements to the infrastructure of MTPO, such as converting from TEI P4 to TEI P5.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$450,000 (approved)
$450,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016


RQ-50855-15

College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA 23186-0002)
Ronald Hoffman (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Charles Carroll of Carrollton Papers

Preparation for publication of volumes 4 through 7 of the papers of Charles Carroll (1737-1832), Maryland statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. (24 months)

The editors will edit for publication in four volumes selected documents from the last fifty years of the life of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and the last of the signers to die. Volumes I-III of Carroll's papers, covering his early years through the death of his father in 1782, were published in 2001, under the title Dear Papa, Dear Charley. Volumes IV-VII, A Patriarch and His Family in the Early Republic: Charles Carroll of Carrollton's Papers, 1782-1832, which are the subject of this application, will conclude the edition. The extraordinary chronological sweep of these records--from pre-Revolutionary times through the age of Andrew Jackson--together with their deeply ingrained personal intimacy, provide a remarkable multifaceted lens through which to examine the formative years of the United States. Editorial work will be completed in 2015, with publication planned for 2017.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$101,349 (approved)
$101,349 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016


RQ-50856-14

University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL 60607-3320)
John Monaghan (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Lord Eight Deer Saga

Preparation for publication of the saga of Eight Deer, an 11th century king in southern Mexico. (24 months)

This project will organize and prepare for publication the texts that tell the story of an eleventh century hero of the Mixtex people of Southern Mexico. It will provide a scholarly introduction to Mixtec writing, literature, poetics and history, and produce a reading of the saga in English. The project will also produce an on-line work book that interested readers can use to teach themselves to read the original Mixtec texts.

Project fields:
Cultural Anthropology

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$169,026 (approved)
$169,026 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2017


RQ-50869-14

California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento, CA 95819-2694)
Nikolaos Lazaridis (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)
Salima Ikram (Co Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Ancient Travelers' Inscriptions from Kharga Oasis, Egypt

Work toward publication of eighty-four inscriptions that were carved between 2000 BC and 400 AD on the surface of sandstone rocks, located along routes connecting the Egyptian western desert to the Nile Valley and North Sudan. (12 months)

The project aims at publishing 84 ancient inscriptions that have been discovered in the Egyptian western desert by the North Kharga Oasis Survey team. The inscriptions under study were carved between 2000 BC and 400 AD on the surface of 15 sandstone rocks, situated along a well-trodden network of desert routes that during that period connected the Egyptian desert oases to the Nile Valley and North Sudan. By making available for the first time these previously unrecorded rock inscriptions to both scholarly and lay audiences, this project contributes greatly to the study of ancient travel practices and to the understanding of the ways in which ancient cultures experienced and utilized hostile desert environments, like that in Kharga Oasis. In addition, the recording and study of these inscriptions are very important as they salvage antiquities whose very existence has for a long time been under the threat of destruction by harsh environmental conditions and illicit human activity.

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Project fields:
Ancient History; Ancient Languages; Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$109,557 (approved)
$107,792 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2014 – 12/31/2015


RQ-50877-14

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Mary McKinley (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron: A New Translation and Critical Edition

Preparation for print and e-book publication of a critical edition and translation into English of the Heptameron, a 16th-century French text by Marguerite de Navarre. (24 months)

We propose a new translation and critical edition of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron that will make that work accessible to an American audience as it has never been before. Our edition's introduction and notes draw on decades of scholarship as well as on new unpublished research; it will bring into sharp relief the book's connection to contemporary culture through careful attention to the terminology of early modern debates about gender, theology, and epistemology. We aim to make the Heptameron available to the general reader, the college classroom, and to researchers in a number of fields across the humanities and social sciences, from history and religious studies to gender studies and comparative literature. Given the importance of the Heptameron in Renaissance literature and the importance of its author in sixteenth-century European history, such a translation is long overdue.

Project fields:
French Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$130,886 (approved)
$124,481 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016


RQ-50842-14

Bard Graduate Center (New York, NY 10024-3602)
Judith Berman (Co Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)
Aaron Glass (Project Director: 08/21/2014 to present)

Edition of The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians (1897), by Franz Boas with George Hunt

Preparation for publication of an annotated critical edition of "The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians" (1897) by anthropologist Franz Boas, one of the first anthropological works based on ethnographic fieldwork. (36 months)

Under the rubric of a new Franz Boas Critical Edition book series, we propose to reprint and annotate Boas's important 1897 monograph "The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians" in both print and as a multimedia website, through a collaborative partnership that is international, interdisciplinary and intercultural in scope. Framed with critical scholarly essays and contemporary indigenous Kwakwaka'wakw perspectives, these new editions will re-unite the original text with the rich and diverse but widely distributed archival resources and museum collections associated with and resulting from the original monograph.

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Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$307,000 (approved)
$307,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2018


RQ-50844-14

East Carolina University (Greenville, NC 27858-5235)
Jeffrey Johnson (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

Work toward completion of the final four volumes of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne. (36 months)

Support will enable completion of the final four volumes of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, which combines newly edited critical text with a comprehensive digest of scholarly commentary on Donne's poetry.

Project fields:
Literature, Other

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$270,000 (approved)
$270,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2017


RQ-50847-14

American Musicological Society (New York, NY 10012-1502)
Richard Crawford (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to 09/10/2014)
Mark Clague (Project Director: 09/10/2014 to 06/14/2016)
Gayle Magee (Co Project Director: 09/10/2014 to 05/31/2016)
Gayle Magee (Project Director: 06/14/2016 to present)

Music of the United States of America (MUSA): A National Series of Scholarly Editions

Preparation for publication of volumes 27-30 in the Music of the United States of America series and editorial work on two additional volumes. (36 months)

Applying the principles of critical editing to a variety of American idioms, including jazz, psalmody, popular song, nineteenth- and twentieth-century symphonic and chamber music, art song, Native American ceremony, and the Broadway show, MUSA (Music of the United States of America) is devoted to expanding the legacy of American music available for study and performance. MUSA is publishing a 40-volume series of scholarly editions of American music. In addition to musical notation, each volume includes a substantial essay and a critical editorial apparatus. By bringing notated music and scholarly interpretation together in the same volume, each MUSA volume seeks to place the sounds of music making in the United States within the context of the nation's cultural life. Founded in 1988, MUSA is a collaborative venture administered by the American Musicological Society through its Committee on the Publication of American Music (COPAM) and is published by A-R Editions.

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2017


RQ-50849-14

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Ellen Cohn (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin for Volumes 42-46

Preparation for publication of volumes 42-46 of the papers of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman, businessman, and inventor. (36 months)

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin is a long-term collaborative project to produce a comprehensive, annotated edition of the papers and writings of one of the nation's most illustrious writers, printers, scientists, statesmen, and founders. Since 1959 it has published 40 volumes, and Volume 41 is in press. Based on an archive of 30,000 photocopies of manuscripts gathered from around the world and housed at Yale University, the edition presents Franklin's thought and activities in the context of the 18th century American and European Enlightenment. The volumes currently being edited document the period immediately following the signing of the 1783 Treaty of Paris granting American independence. They document, for the first time, the negotiations for America's first commercial treaties, Franklin's multi-faceted campaign to publicize American democratic ideals, and his theories on various scientific questions. This proposal requests support for editorial work on volumes 42 through 46.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2017


RQ-50851-14

University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Leslie Rowland (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

Preparation for publication of Volume 7, Law and Justice, and editorial work on Volume 8, on family and kinship, for the anticipated nine-volume series, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867. (24 months)

The Freedmen and Southern Society Project is editing Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, a nine-volume documentary history of the transition from slavery to freedom in the U.S. South. The edition documents a critical juncture in American history: the moment four million slaves gained their freedom. It constitutes a social history in the words of emancipated slaves and their contemporaries. Six of the nine volumes have been published, and the seventh will be submitted to the press at the beginning of the proposed grant period. Each volume of FREEDOM is between 800 and 1,100 pages long, twice the size of the volumes in most editions. The editors have published four additional volumes for general audiences and use in the classroom, as well as several article-length collections of documents. The project's web site provides both documents (transcribed and annotated) and other interpretive material; it has been designated one of the best sites for humanities education.

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Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$261,000 (approved)
$261,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2015 – 12/31/2017


RQ-50813-14

Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY 40601-1931)
R. Darrell Meadows (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to 11/17/2014)
Patrick Lewis (Project Director: 11/17/2014 to present)

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition

Preparation for digital publication of the papers of the governors of Kentucky during the Civil War. (36 months)

The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWG-K) is bringing together the records of Kentucky's Civil War chief executives, the three Union governors, Beriah Magoffin (1859-62), James F. Robinson (1862-63), and Thomas E. Bramlette (1863-67), and the two provisional Confederate governors, George W. Johnson (1861-62) and Richard Hawes (1862-65). A documentary edition of all papers associated with all five Kentucky Civil War governors will quickly become a required evidentiary source for any serious researcher investigating this region and its history in this era. CWG-K promises to become an indispensable tool for the exploration of nationally significant questions related to the Civil War.

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$210,000 (approved)
$210,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2017


RQ-50816-14

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Lincoln, NE 68588-0007)
Andrew Jewell (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Complete Letters of Willa Cather

Work on the first stage of an online, open access edition of the complete correspondence of American novelist Willa Cather (1873-1947). (36 months)

We propose to edit Cather’s complete correspondence for digital publication on the completely free and open-access Willa Cather Archive (cather.unl.edu). We are asking for NEH support for the first stage of this edition: 1,500 letters, or half the complete currently-known corpus. This digital edition will feature texts transcribed and marked up in TEI P5 conformant XML, high-quality digital images of original documents, full multimedia annotations, and innovative search and browsing features including automatically-generated indices of names, titles, and geographic locations. The whole edition will be strengthened by its integration into the Willa Cather Archive, indisputably the central online resource for scholarly study of the author.

Project fields:
American Literature; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$271,980 (approved)
$271,980 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2018


RQ-50821-14

University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA 52242-1320)
Amber Brian (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Rise of the Chichimeca: Translation of Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl's History of Ancient Mexico

Preparation for publication of a translation of "Historia de la nacion chichimeca," a history of pre-Columbian and conquest-era Mexico by Don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl (ca. 1578-1650). (36 months)

Alva Ixtlilxochitl's "Historia de la nacion chichimeca" is a 150 page account of pre-Columbian and conquest-era Mexico, with special focus on his family's ancestral home of Tetzcoco. With the support of a NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant, we propose an annotated English translation of the "Historia," based on the original manuscript, accompanied by scholarly apparatus including introductory essays and a glossary. For the first time in almost four centuries, our edition will finally bring Alva Ixtlilxochitl's famous history to an English-reading audience.

Project fields:
Latin American Literature; Spanish Language

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$248,678 (approved)
$248,678 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2017


RQ-50826-14

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI 53212-1255)
Michelle Bolduc (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)
David Frank (Co Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Rendez-vous with Rhetoric: New Translations and Commentary on the Writings of Chaïm Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca

Preparation for publication of twenty-five articles from the New Rhetoric Project of Chaïm Perelman (1916-1984) and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca (1926-1994); translated from French to English and annotated, then disseminated in both a print volume and an open access website. (24 months)

This project focuses on the New Rhetoric Project [NRP] of Chaïm Perelman (1916 -1984), a Belgian Jew, who alone, and in collaboration with Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca (1926 -1994), wrote 350 books, book chapters, essays outlining a vision of argumentation as an answer to the post-war “crises of reason,” offering a new rhetoric to redeem reason and civil society in the wake of war and genocide. This project will provide a new annotated translation, with commentaries, of 25 of Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca’s most significant essays from the NRP corpus, which have yet to be translated from French into English.

Project fields:
Composition and Rhetoric

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$76,091 (approved)
$76,091 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2016


RQ-50837-14

Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY 11549-1000)
John Bryant (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Melville Electronic Library (MEL): A Digital Critical Archive

Continued development of the Melville Electronic Library (MEL), a born digital, open source critical archive, including editing of text and images, annotation of Melville's Civil War poetry, and completion for publication on the website of three major Melville works. (36 months)

The proposed project will continue to develop the Melville Electronic Library, a critical archive containing linked editions of all versions of Melville's works and digital tools for linking MEL texts to materials related to Melville's life, art collection, library, sources, and adaptations. As a primary resource for online Melville studies, MEL is designed to be a model for any critical archive seeking to promote interactive research and scholarly editing. During the grant period, MEL will integrate tertiary editing into TextLab’s graphic display and develop our metadata, Administrative Site, and research workspace, Melville ReMix. MEL’s Art, History, and Travel groups will annotate texts and images, while the Editions group will complete the transcription of the Billy Budd manuscript. We will launch our three model editions of Moby-Dick, Battle-Pieces, and Billy Budd, and make TextLab available for external adoption. We will also begin editing Typee, Redburn, and Weeds & Wildings.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$293,139 (approved)
$293,139 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2014 – 10/31/2017


RQ-50789-14

Gordon Anthony Wilson
Unknown institution

A Critical Edition of Henry of Ghent's Quaestiones Ordinariae (Summa), art. 60-62

Preparation for print and online publication of 13th century philosopher Henry of Ghent's Quaestiones Ordinariae (Summa), articles 60-62. (36 months)

The critical edition of the works of Henry of Ghent, the most important philosopher in the last quarter of the 13th century, is a project coordinated by Leuven University in Belgium. This edition fits into the large scheme of historical research in which the humanistic and intellectual roots of our institutions, ideas, and values, many of which have medieval origins, are developing. Forty-five volumes are anticipated in the series: twenty are in print and others are in preparation by a multinational team. This proposal is for three years for G. Wilson and G. Etzkorn to research one specific volume, Quaestiones ordinariae (Summa), art. 60-62. The end product will be a printed volume in the Henry of Ghent series and the Latin text will also be placed on the Henry of Ghent Opera omnia web site . Because Leuven University is committed to printing volumes in the series and the series is self-supporting, publication is assured in advance.

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Project fields:
History of Philosophy

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$272,135 (approved)
$272,135 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017


RQ-50794-14

Philip Kelley
Unknown institution

The Brownings' Correspondence: Volumes 25-27

Completion of editorial work on volumes 25-27 of the letters of prominent English writers Robert Browning (1812-1889) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861). (36 months)

The letters of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, scattered in 379 public and private collections, represent one of the largest and most comprehensive bodies of literary and social commentary on the nineteenth century. The aim of The Brownings' Correspondence, projected to be 40 volumes, is to publish the complete text of all the poets' letters with full annotations, thus making them accessible to a modern audience. This application requests three-year funding to edit volumes 25-27, September 1858-September 1860. During this time correspondents discuss a broad range of political, social, and cultural topics and personalities, including American slavery, Harriet Beecher Stowe, art, literature, Ruskin, Dumas, the Rossettis, Anthony Trollope, religion, the Pope, and women's rights. The primary focus, however, is Italian unification and the principals involved, e.g., Napoleon III and Cavour. EBB's poetry, especially her Poems Before Congress (1860), supports the cause.

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Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$306,000 (approved)
$306,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 12/31/2017


RQ-50807-14

George C. Marshall Research Foundation (Lexington, VA 24450-0920)
Daniel Holt (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Completion of the Papers of George Catlett Marshall

Preparation for publication of the seventh and final volume of the papers of George C. Marshall (1880-1959), including documents written during his tenure as chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission (January-October 1949), president of the American Red Cross (September 1949-September 1950) and as Secretary of Defense (September 1950-September 1951). (12 months)

Complete editing of Volume 7 of George C. Marshall's papers, which include documents (telegrams, letters, memorandums, speeches, Congressional testimonies) written during his tenure as chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission (continuing from previous volume), president of the American Red Cross (January 1949-1950), Secretary of Defense (September 1950-September 1951), and during his retirement years (1951-1959). The volume covers one of the most important periods in US and world history from September 1949 to October 1959. Marshall was highly involved in the decisions made in international relations during the early Cold War period. He was responsible for the creation of the European Recovery Plan (Marshall Plan), the impact of which continues in this volume, and was involved in military and foreign relations issues with Palestine, the entire Middle East, Germany, the Soviet Union, most of Eastern Europe, the genesis of NATO, the Korean War, and the early "Red Scare."

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2015


RQ-50810-14

University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300)
Daniel Preston (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

The Papers of James Monroe

Preparation for publication of volumes 6 and 7 of the papers of James Monroe (1758-1831), senator, ambassador, Secretary of State, and fifth President of the United States. (36 months)

Preparation of volumes 6 and 7 of the Papers of James Monroe

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$290,000 (approved)
$290,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 12/31/2017


RQ-50811-14

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus (University Park, PA 16802-7000)
Michael Kulikowski (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Landmark Ammianus Marcellinus

Work on a critical edition and English translation of the 4th-century Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus and a companion website that will be freely accessible. (36 months)

The Landmark Ammianus Project will produce the first faithful translation of the neglected fourth-century historian Ammianus Marcellinus into modern English, with a full interpretative apparatus for both scholars and the general reader, and a companion website that offers freely available teaching modules on the history of Ammianus' era. Ammianus remains little known and inaccessible to non-specialists because he has been poorly served by translators and editors' but his work is the most wide-ranging and ambitious Latin history to survive from Antiquity. It is also unique: a high-ranking army officer, Ammianus incorporates his own adventures in his narrative. He was a native Greek speaker who wrote in complicated Latin, and his manuscript transmission is both tenuous and corrupt. Our version will be based on the standard critical edition and significant new research into the text. It will render usable the work of the last great historian of antiquity.

Project fields:
Ancient History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$163,178 (approved)
$163,178 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2018


RQ-50812-14

Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Rega Wood (Project Director: 01/13/2014 to present)

Richard Rufus Project

Preparation for online and print publication of the 13th-century philosopher Richard Rufus's In Aristotelis De Anima, completion of a provisional version of Scriptum in Metaphysicam Aristotelis, and transcription of the Sententia Parisiensis and Sententia Oxoniensis. (36 months)

Richard Rufus introduced the teaching of Aristotle's metaphysics and natural philosophy at Paris, the heart of the 13th c. western intellectual world. Rufus not only outlined Aristotle's arguments, but also challenged him. In so doing Rufus influenced the great Scholastic philosophers who followed him. His influence can be seen, for example, in Roger Bacon's and Bonaventure's arguments against Aristotle and for a beginning of the universe, in Albertus Magnus' discussion of the problem of universals, in Aquinas' rejection of the ontological argument, and in Duns Scotus' theory of individuation. After they were lost for 600 years, the British Academy (BA) published Rufus' Physics lectures in 2003. In 2006, the Richard Rufus Project (RRP) began publishing critical editions online, starting with Rufus' exciting psychology lectures. In 2011, RRP resumed its partnership with the BA; in 2014-2017 RRP will complete its edition of the ca.1500 page lectures on metaphysics Rufus gave before 1238.

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Project fields:
History of Philosophy; Medieval History; Western Civilization

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$310,060 (approved)
$310,060 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 9/30/2018