File /Humanist.vol22.txt, message 47

Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 10:01:26 +0100
From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty              <>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Subject: 22.047 call for ideas on how to use high-performance computing in the humanities
To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU>

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 47.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to:

         Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 09:39:59 +0100
         From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley-AT-NEH.GOV>
         Subject: Call for Ideas: NEH Seeking Research Ideas using 
High Performance Computing

CALL FOR IDEAS: NEH Seeking Research Ideas Using High Performance Computing

The NEH's Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) recently launched a
Humanities High Performance Computing (HHPC) initiative. As part of
this initiative we're offering several grant programs and other
opportunities to provide time on the U.S. Department of Energy's high
performance computers, as well as grant money and training. NEH
established this program to encourage humanities scholars to think
about how high performance computers might help them in their
research, and to take advantage of existing high performance computer

However, we recognize that simply providing access to the resources
isn't enough to spark new ideas. We don't expect that there are
legions of humanists out there with software and datasets sitting
idle and ready to use on high performance machines. Still, we want to
stimulate and encourage promising ideas you may have for HHPC
experiments and test projects.

As we indicate in the HHPC program guidelines (and as we do in all
our other ODH grant programs), we specifically encourage potential
applicants to contact us with their ideas for new projects.  The ODH
staff frequently works with potential applicants to provide feedback
on proposals and guidance on the most appropriate grant program for
their project.

If you are considering a humanities project that may require fast
computation, I encourage you to send us an e-mail ( with
your ideas or draft proposals. We don't expect that you've
necessarily worked out all the details -- you may simply be at a
stage where basic research and experimentation is in order. We will
work with you to help find the most suitable NEH grant opportunity
and make suggestions on how to turn your draft into a full-blown
proposal.  We will also consult with our partners at the Department
of Energy to seek their advice, as appropriate. Our hope is that this
call will help turn some of your ideas into excellent projects that
will be valuable to the nascent HHPC community. We look forward to
hearing from you.  For additional information, please do consult our
HHPC Resource Page.

Please see this same posting on the ODH Update page for links:



Brett Bobley
Chief Information Officer
Director, Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities


Humanist Main Page


Display software: ArchTracker © Malgosia Askanas, 2000-2005