Syriaca.org Receives NEH Implementation Award
Syriaca.org is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities under the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program. The award to be directed by Daniel Schwartz (Texas A&M University) will be used to develop three new resources: 1. an open-source data curation and editorial module which will allow the scholarly community to augment and edit the data published by Syriaca.org; 2. Syriac Persons Events and Relations (SPEAR), a prosopographical reference work for modeling historical events; and 3. A New Handbook for Syriac Literature. The work will be undertaken collaboratively by faculty at Texas A&M University (Schwartz), Marquette University (Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent), and Vanderbilt University (David Michelson).
A press release from Vanderbilt University is here: http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/04/david-michelson-neh-grant/
Further details are available from the NEH: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2015-03-23