NEH High Performance Computing Awards

December 4th, 2008 by Gabriel Bodard

Winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities/Department of Energy Humanities High Performance Computing program were reported on Arts-Humanities.Net by Brett Bobbley (originally at the ODH site). I note that two of the three awards have a strong classical connection:

** The Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University for its project Large-Scale Learning and the Automatic Analysis of Historical Texts. The Perseus project will be using advanced computational linguistic technologies to experiment with the analysis of ancient texts for the study of classics and other fields.

The Perseus Project has been a stellar classical resource for many years now, and has been at the forefront of applying cyberinfrastructure and large-scale computing resources to Greek and Latin.

** The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia for its project High Performance Computing for Processing and Analysis of Digitized 3-D Models of Cultural Heritage. IATH will process previously-acquired raw datasets of culturally valuable objects such as artistic statuary, archaeological artifacts, and historical architecture in order to create highly accurate 3-D models for the study of art and architecture.

IATH have also been doing exciting work in Digital Classics, in particular the Rome Reborn project that is now integrated into Google Earth.

Is it just me, or are Digital Classicists getting a good slice of the DH pie these days? (Two out of three joint JISC/NEH awards last year were Classical too.)

2 Responses to “NEH High Performance Computing Awards”

  1. Brett Bobley Says:

    Thanks for the mention on your blog!! By the way, last year we made FIVE joint JISC/NEH awards, not three. See: http://is.gd/aiOV for the full list. And, of course, there is indeed a lot of amazing work going on in digital classics!

  2. Gabriel Bodard Says:

    My mistake, I apologize. I knew I should have linked to a citation for that statement, which would have reminded me that I meant 2/5 not 2/3 with some classical connection.

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