Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Paul's Cross Featured in Story about the NEH's Digital Humanities Grants

I attended a meeting at the headquarters of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, DC, on September 27th, 2011.

This meeting was for all Project Directors of Digital Humanities Grants awarded by the NEH in 2010, all 60 of us.

The blog Inside Higher Education had a reporter there named Steve Kolowich.

He wrote a story on the meeting and featured the Virtual Paul's Cross Project as an example of a project that "had to do with enabling learners to 'experience' historical events or places instead of reading off a page."

He goes on: "John Wall, a professor of English at North Carolina State University, said he is trying to recreate the spatial and acoustic dynamics of a sermon in St. Paul’s Square (sic) in order to better understand the likely effectiveness of the “public preaching” that emerged as the preferred method of public relations for church and political authorities in early 17th-century London."

Read Steve's entire story here.

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