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Winners Of Round Four Of The T-AP Digging Into Data Challenge 2017

We would like to congratulate our three COST Action members: Eero Hyvönen (Aalto University), Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins (Universidade de Lisboa), and Patricia Murrieta-Flores (University of Chester) for being awarded funding in the 2017 DiD funding scheme!

 

Map of Oaxtepec, Morelos from the Relaciones Geográficas (1580)

 

The Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities along with sixteen international research funders jointly awarded approximately (US) $9.2 million to international teams investigating how large-scale computational techniques may be applied to answering research questions in the humanities and social sciences. These teams will be pursuing research in numerous areas, including musicology, economics, linguistics, political science, and history.

 

Two of the fourteen winning projects are led by our COST Action members:

 

HJ-253524. Mapping Manuscript Migrations: digging into data for the history and provenance of pre-modern European manuscripts.
Abstract: An international collaboration mapping the movement of pre-modern European manuscripts. The project links disparate datasets from Europe and North America to provide a view of the history and provenance of these manuscripts. Funders: Finland (AKA); France (ANR); United Kingdom (AHRC/ESRC); United States (IMLS). Principal Investigators: Toby Burrows (University of Oxford); Eero Hyvönen (Aalto University); Lynn Ransom (University of Pennsylvania); Hanno Wijsman (Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes).

 

HJ-253525. Digging into Early Colonial Mexico.
Abstract: An innovative international collaboration to study Relaciones Geográficas, a 16th century compilation ordered by the Spanish crown that gathered vast amounts of information about the New World through multiple records, both in Spanish and indigenous languages. Using a Big-Data approach, this project applies novel computational methodologies to study this important source for the colonial history of America. Funders: Mexico (CONACYT); Portugal (FCT); United Kingdom (AHRC/ESRC). Principal Investigators: Diego Jiménez-Badillo (Museo del Templo Mayor, INAH); Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins (Universidade de Lisboa); Patricia Murrieta-Flores (University of Chester).

 

Congratulations!

Dirk van Miert receives 2 million euros for research into the Open Science ideals of early modern knowledge networks

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant of 2 million euros to one of our COST Action members, historian and Latinist Dr Dirk van Miert, to conduct research into the ideal of sharing knowledge within early modern scholarly networks in Europe.

The Consolidator Grant will allow Dirk van Miert to set up his own team of researchers and study the pre-history of Open Science during a five-year period (2017-2022).

Congratulations!