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Matthew Gibson, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PW-50312-09
Encyclopedia Virginia (Web Resources)
Title: Encyclopedia Virginia
Author: Matthew Gibson
Abstract: With generous funding from NEH in 2009, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities was able to create content related to the topics of Virginia's Precolonial and Colonial history and culture. Assets created, edited, and aggregated include digitally born entries reflecting contemporary scholarship related to the content focus, unique digital assets (e.g. portraits, manuscripts, and audio/video material) from partnership organizations, and transcribed primary documents to add layers of depth and context to the topical entries.
Primary URL: http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org
Primary URL Description: Encyclopedia Virginia is a publicly accessible online publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. As a web publication, the Encyclopedia adds an entirely new dimension to the work done by VFH over the last thirty years. With the mission to develop the civic, cultural, and intellectual life of the Commonwealth by creating learning opportunities for all Virginians, VFH brings together the resources and content to make the Encyclopedia a valuable tool for exploring the people, history, government, economy, and culture of Virginia. Currently on the site users will find deep and broad coverage in topics related to Precolonial and Colonial history, Civil War history, and Twentieth-century history.