Current Grants

Sounding Spirit: Scholarly Editions from the Southern Sacred Music Diaspora, 1850–1925

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Scholarly Editions and Translations, Division of Research Programs
  • $260,000, outright
  • Principal Investigator
  • 2018–21 (three year term)

Preparation of print and digital editions of five volumes of American Protestant music from several traditions, including gospel, spirituals, lined-out hymn singing, and shape-note music.


The Digital Drawer: A Crowd-Sourced, Curated, Digital Archive Preserving History and Memory

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Digital Humanities Advancement Grants, Office of Digital Humanities
  • $86,471, outright
  • Co-Principal Investigator, with Scott Robertson (Georgia Tech). 
  • 2018–20 (eighteen-month term)

The development and testing of the Digital Drawer project on digitized community archives for rural Georgia audiences.