And we’re off!

The public announcement has been made, so Adam Soroka and I can now share the news that we’ve been funded by the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities and the IMLS to pursue our “Neatline” project.  We’ll begin working again in September in earnest, on a tool that Adam prototyped in support of a code4lib pre-conference workshop he gave earlier this year.  Look to this site for updates along the way, and for a full description of the project (including notes on our test cases — horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and Civil War mapmaker Jedediah Hotchkiss — and our advisory board and collaborators) to be posted soon. 
— Bethany


About nowviskie

Director of the Digital Library Federation (@CLIRDLF) at CLIR + Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia; former director of @ScholarsLab & Past Prez, @ACHdotorg

2 responses to “And we’re off!

  1. ajs6f

    Hey, that’s great news, Bethany! Congratulations. I’m sure you and your partner will create something both amazing and useful. {grin}

  2. Sounds like a great project, would love to learn more. Also saw there is an Omeka Plugin in the works. Please email!

    (Director of Digital Learning, Museum of Modern Art)

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Welcome to Neatline!

Neatline is a project of the University of Virginia Library Scholars' Lab, and has been funded through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Library of Congress. Software development is now feature-complete, and we'll launch the project on July 2nd, 2012.

Neatline allows scholars to combine timelines, maps, and scholarly narratives to explore literary and historical materials in new and exciting ways. A suite of plugins for the Omeka framework, Neatline facilitates the creation of spatial and temporal views of cultural materials.

We offer it as a contribution to interpretive humanities scholarship in the visual vernacular.