An interdisciplinary team of Texas A&M faculty recently received a two-year, $734,000 development grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to improve scholarly access to early modern texts. Funds from the grant will go toward the universityâ€™s Early Modern Optical Character Recognition Project, created to develop new methods and tools to improve the digitization, transcription and preservation of early modern texts. Led by faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Dwight Look College of Engineering, the project research team includes Dr. Laura Mandell, professor in the Department of English and director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture; and Dr. Richard Furuta and Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Other project leaders include Dr. Todd Samuelson and Mr. Anton DuPlesis, book historians at Texas A&Mâ€™s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.
College of Liberal Arts News: Humanities take digital leap with Mellon Foundation grant
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