We are happy to announce the recipients of our annual NYCDH Graduate Student Digital Project Awards for 2015. The awardees are:
|Christy Pottroff (Fordham University), “The U.S. Goes Postal”||First Place Prize|
|Alice Lynn McMichael (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Reconstructing a Sacred Barrier: Digitally Recreating a Byzantine Chapel”||Second Place Prize (tied)|
|Margaret Galvan (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Mapping and Networking Alison Bechdel”
||Second Place Prize (tied)|
|Jonathan Reeve (Columbia University), “Git-Lit: An Open Source Project to Parse, Version Control, and Publish British Library ALTO XML Documents”||Honorable mention|
|Eileen Clancy (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Beyond Citation”||Honorable mention|
These projects, which range across a wide range of topics and employ a fascinating array of methods, are representative of the very high quality of submissions we received for the competition. Taken together, they show that digital humanities work among our graduate students in New York City is robust and full of promise. Although we could only give out three cash prizes and two honorable mentions, NYCDH is dedicated to supporting the DH work of our graduate students by offering DH workshops and training sessions, as well as opportunities to meet and collaborate, throughout the year.
About the NYCDH Student Digital Award: First offered in 2014 (see the announcement of 2014 prizes), the NYCDH graduate student awards are open to graduate students from the NYC metropolitan area who are pursuing DH projects. Applications are judged by a board selected from the NYCDH steering committee. Winning projects are selected based on intellectual contributions to the field, innovative uses of technology, and work plans that are clear and reasonable given the time and funding available.
About NYCDH: The New York City Digital Humanities group brings together New York City scholars from area universities and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) institutions to share their work and collaborate with each other.
To learn more about NYCH and to join our community, see https://nycdh.org/about/