NEH Creates Office of Digital Humanities

At a special event today at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced the creation of a new Office of Digital Humanities (ODH). Formerly known as the “Digital Humanities Initiative,” ODH will be charged with coordinating NEH’s efforts in the area of digital scholarship. In just a few brief years, NEH has become one of the two or three most important funders and proponents of digital humanities projects nationwide, and the creation of ODH is a momentous event—a clear recognition of the increasing importance of digital work among scholars and cultural heritage professionals. A hearty congratulations and very warm thanks to Brett Bobley, Jason Rhody, Jen Serventi, and their colleagues at ODH! This is a very good day.

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