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  • Project Dates: From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022
  • Project Leader: Dr James Cummings
  • Staff: Mark Turner
  • Sponsors: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Partners: Bucknell University, University of Guelph

James Cummings has been successful in getting funding as part of a partnership that has recently been awarded one of three, $1 million USD grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission) to develop a digital editions publishing co-operative that supports an expanding collection of peer-reviewing digital scholarly works. This international project is led by Diane Jakacki at Bucknell University in the United States and also partners with Susan Brown of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory. James' sub-project will involve testing and improving the software to cope with the kinds of scholarly digital editions we are making in Newcastle (some coming from our colleagues own projects) and feed into the containerisation and deployment of the software with the help of research software engineers in Newcastle's Digital Institute.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences