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NEH Collaborative Grants: food for thought?

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanitiesconferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.  (emphasis added)

National Endowment for the Humanities
Collaborative Research Grants


2014 Developments (updated)

Several events are planned for the first half of 2014, or may be of interest to network members. Please feel free to get in touch via this site or by e-mailing Randolph Head at UC-Riverside.

1. We are postponing plan for an online workshop in May, 2014 on the diverse material substrates of archival production, organization, and circulation in different regional and historical contexts. However, Filippo de Vivo’s group in London is holding a workshop on a very similar topic in June: see

2. The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference has just released its call for papers for the 2014 conference, taking place in New Orleans in late October. We would like to organize one or more panels if members of this network are interested. Please review the call (at sixteenth and e-mail Randy Head by March 30, 2014,  with proposed paper titles and themes. Please note that neither the GARN nor the SCSC has funds to support attendance, though we will be happy to write letters to campus administrator and others that might help anyone gain funding.

Finally, I want to reiterate the widespread notice about the conference on Transforming Information: Record Keeping in the Early Modern World, organized by Alexandra Walsham, Kate Peters, and Lieseth Corens and sponsored by the British Academy, in London, April 9-10 2014. See