Report: Definitions That May Matter Less (For NEH-ODH Grants)

In my last post, “Definitions that Matter (Of Digital Humanities),” I did some analysis of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships offered through its Office of Digital Humanities (ODH), in which I tried to show that these grants have largely focused on what I’ve been calling “narrow” Digital Humanities. In the comments to that piece, Brett Bobley, Director of ODH, pointed me and other readers toward a recentannouncement that explicitly addresses this point, and encourages applications from what many of us have been calling “big tent” DH. In particular, that announcement notes the addition of a new rubric for projects funded by ODH Start-Up Grants:

  • scholarship that focuses on the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society