Current Grants

Sounding Spirit Digital Library: Digitizing Southern Vernacular Sacred Song

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, Division of Preservation and Access
  • $346,781, outright
  • Principal Investigator
  • 2021–24 (three-year term)

The digitization of 1,284 books of vernacular sacred music from the U.S. South published between 1850 and 1925.

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

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (RQ-260871-18)
  • Scholarly Editions and Translations, Division of Research Programs
  • $260,000, outright
  • Principal Investigator
  • 2018–23 (five-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.

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Past Grants

Sounding Spirit Digital Library: Sacred Music from the Southern Diaspora, 1850–1925

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-264219-19)
  • Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, Division of Preservation and Access
  • $58,23, outright
  • Principal Investigator
  • 2019–20 (one-year term)

A planning project to develop a digital library that would include books of vernacular Protestant music from the southern region of the United States published between 1850 and 1925.

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

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (HAA-261266-18)
  • Digital Humanities Advancement Grants, Office of Digital Humanities
  • $86,471, outright
  • Co-Principal Investigator, with Scott Robertson (Georgia Tech). 
  • 2018–20 (two-year term)

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

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