Two From Pitt receive grants from National Endowment for the Humanities

David Birnbaum headshot, Kathryn Haines headshot

Two Pitt projects will get a big boost from grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • David J. Birnbaum, professor and chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, was awarded an Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grant. The $249,456 award will support “Advanced Digital Editing: Modeling the Text and Making the Edition,” a two-week summer institute on the theory and development of digital scholarly editions.
  • Kathryn Haines, associate director of the Center for American Music in the University Library System, received a Landmarks of American History Grant of $169,803 to support “The Homestead Steel Strike and the Growth of America as an Industrial Power,” a two one-week workshops for K-12 educators.

The awards were part of $29 million total in grants to fund 215 humanities projects and programs across the country to “support vital research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.”