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Maymester course combines students’ creative research visions and multimedia analysis

Jul. 14, 2017—Graduate students participated in the first-ever Vanderbilt Ph.D. program focusing on multimedia research and analysis during the four-week Creative Media Practice seminar.

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English professor researches ‘tools’ of colorblind rhetoric

Jun. 16, 2016—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Assistant Professor of English Marzia Milazzo for her research on colorblindness as a global attempt to obscure the reality of racial inequality.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage at Scale’ symposium

May. 25, 2016—Scholars, students and other interested individuals are invited to a free Vanderbilt Libraries symposium on the challenges and opportunities for those who build national-scale digital cultural preservation projects.

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Slave records digital archive receives ACLS Extension Grant

May. 18, 2016—The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded a digital extension grant to a project historian Jane Landers has led since 2003 to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records.

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Student-curated projects launch Vanderbilt Libraries exhibition

May. 4, 2016—Students in two College of Arts and Science classes drew on rare materials from Vanderbilt Special Collections to create exhibits for "The Campus Curates: Illuminations, Enlightenment and Discovery," now on display at the Central Library.

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Mellon Foundation awards $1.5 million to Vanderbilt for new Center for Digital Humanities

Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.

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Mona Frederick named UNC Distinguished Alumna

Oct. 16, 2015—Mona Frederick, who oversaw the creation of a state-of-the-art digital archive at Vanderbilt related to Robert Penn Warren and the civil rights movement, has been named a 2015 Distinguished Alumna at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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New deadline: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship

Jul. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt may nominate one candidate for the 2015 New Directions Fellowship competition. The program is intended to enable strong scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most and at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication.

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Vanderbilt-led effort to build new digital environments receives Mellon grant

Apr. 7, 2014—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a strategic planning grant to Vanderbilt University to support the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education.

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Vanderbilt receives $1.475 million Mellon Foundation grant to create humanities partnership

Dec. 27, 2013—The Mellon Partners for Humanities Education initiative will support specialized training for new Vanderbilt Ph.D.s in preparing students for teaching at liberal arts colleges and historically black colleges and universities, as well as provide education regarding public and digital humanities.

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