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Date range: 2014-2016
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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/

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-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/.

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-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/.

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

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$150,000 (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 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.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$299,756 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2019


RQ-249933-16

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL 61820-5711)
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.

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-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/.

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-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.

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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-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).

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-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).

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-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.

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-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.

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-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.

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-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.

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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-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/.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$700,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018


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.

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.

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-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/.

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-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).

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-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/.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2016 – 8/31/2019


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).

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-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)
$140,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


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.

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-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-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).

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-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 – 9/30/2017


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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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)
$231,240 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2018


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-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-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.

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-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-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-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)
$291,321 (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.

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-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-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

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-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)

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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)

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 – 9/30/2017


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)

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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)

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 – 9/30/2017


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)

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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)

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 – 6/30/2017


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)

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-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)

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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 – 9/30/2017


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)

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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-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)

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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-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)

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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 – 9/30/2017


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)

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-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)

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 – 9/30/2017


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)

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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-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)

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-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)

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-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)

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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-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)

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-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)

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-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)

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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 – 9/30/2017


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)

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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-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)

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-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)

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-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)

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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-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)

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-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)

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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