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Digital Humanities program receives $2 million grant

Participants in the digital humanities #HackFSM hackathon in April 2014

The “Digital Humanities at Berkeley” initiative, which has been supported by the work of Research IT staff since its inception, has been bolstered by a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, as reported by the UC Berkeley News Center piece “Mellon grant advances Berkeley’s Digital Humanities”. Arts and Humanities Dean Anthony Cascardi is the project’s Principal Investigator. Excerpting from the News Center:

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Social Science Matrix seminar sparks conversation on scholarly tools

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Research IT Associate Director Patrick Schmitz and Near Eastern Studies lecturer Laurie Pearce have been co-leading a Fall 2014 seminar on prosopography, sponsored by the Social Science Matrix. Prosopography is a research technique applied to persons or characters whose individual biographies are not known; the technique investigates characteristics of a group of persons or characters within a particular historical or literary context, and relates them to one another.

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CollectionSpace Tech Team Formed at LYRASIS

The CollectionSpace technical team has gained two new members who will support and extend the museum collections management software through LYRASIS, the project’s new organizational home. Richard Millet, formerly of UC Berkeley’s Research IT, has joined LYRASIS as the CollectionSpace Technical Lead. Richard brings over two decades of IT experience to this position, together with his background as former software architect, engineer, and team lead for UC Berkeley’s CollectionSpace team. Raja Sritharan has joined LYRASIS as the CollectionSpace QA Manager and Configuration Developer.

Bay Area Digital Humanities Meetup held at Berkeley

On September 18th, Digital Humanities @ Berkeley hosted the Bay Area Digital Humanities Meetup at the Magnes Collection for Jewish Art and Life. Started earlier this year, the Bay Area DH Meetup seeks to foster ties between industry, the academy, and the public to promote DH scholarship.To celebrate HackTheHearst, a 10-day hackathon for the Phoebe A.