The African American Studies & Research Center (AASRC) and History Department at Purdue University and the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College are pleased to announce an NEH ODH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities for summer 2016. The Institute is designed to offer twenty (20) early and mid-career Africana/Black Studies scholars, graduate students, librarians and archivists an opportunity to think critically about the relationship and intersections between Africana/Black Studies and the spatial humanities. To that end, the Institute is concerned with helping Institute participants to think spatially, to internalize the concept of space, and to develop spatial literacies in their scholarship and practice. The Institute will also advance digital and spatial humanities approaches among Africana/Black Studies scholars. Participants will explore key topics in spatial humanities and will be introduced to a breadth of geospatial technologies.