Grant Will Help UC Davis Library’s DataLab Digitize 17th Century Records

The University of California, Davis, Library’s DataLab will be able to complete the digitization of a vast collection of 17th century texts, art, music and cultural records thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.

The three-year, $360,000 grant from the NEH will support what will be the most comprehensive digital humanities project of its kind in the world.

“This grant really puts UC Davis at the forefront of this work that integrates data science and the humanities,” said Carl Stahmer, executive director of DataLab at the UC Davis Library and co-founder of the English Broadside Ballad Archive, or EBBA, project. “It is true interdisciplinary work.”

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