Digital Scholarly Research
Emblematica Online II
Grant supported by NEH, in progress 2013-2015. $280,000 from NEH (the highest amount awarded in that grant category, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources) and $60,000 cash support from the University of Illinois. To increase portal functionality; integrate metadata from completed projects at Glasgow University and Utrecht University; incorporate digital facsimiles of emblem books from Duke University Library and the Getty Research Institute Library; to digitize additional books and to index an additional 8,000 emblems from the University of Illinois collections. When completed, this project will result in 1323 digital facsimiles of emblem books freely available on the Web and a searchable databse of ~30,000 individual emblems.
PI: Mara R. Wade; Co-PIs: Timothy W. Cole, Myung-Ja Han; Harriett Green
Emblematica Online I
Grant supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the German Science Foundation (DFG). $175,000 to University of Illinois and €120,000 to the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (the highest amount awarded in that grant category, Bilateral Digital Humanities) for joint digitization of 756 emblem books from the University of Illinois Library and the Herzog August Bibliothek (HAB), Wolfenbüttel, Germany, and creation of an emblem portal with sophisticated metadata for ~18,000 individual emblems; start date 1 October 2009 and end date 31 December 2012.
PI: Mara R. Wade; Co-PIs: Timothy W. Cole, Myung-Ja Han (UIUC); PI: Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer, Thomas Stäcker (HAB)
Since 2012 the undergraduate researchers, the “Emblem Scholars,” have been investigating Renaissance emblem books and Digital Humanities under her direction.
Digitization for Research and Scholarly Communication, 4 May 2014