Penn Language Center Awarded NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

February 12, 2018

The Penn Language Center (PLC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant entitled “Digital Humanities from an Indigenous Perspective,” which will be administered by EPIC (Educational Partnerships with Indigenous Communities). The grant will study how Native American tribes are using digital technology to revitalize their language and culture. The partnership will include four Native American partners and four major archives. The archives will digitally repatriate photographs, stories, songs, and language materials to the tribal partners to build digital archives in each community. The tribes will work with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Museum, Price Lab for the Digital Humanities and the Native American and Indigenous Studies program to create digital exhibits to illustrate the unique ways Indigenous communities are utilizing technology for language instruction and the preservation of traditional knowledge.

Tribal partners include: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Tuscarora Nation, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, and the Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Center at Six Nations Polytechnic.

Archival partners include: National Anthropological Archives and Recovering Voices program at the Smithsonian Institution, Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, American Philosophical Society, and the Archive of Traditional Music at Indiana University.

Click here to read more about PLC and EPIC's partnership.