NEH GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Doran Larson, Wolcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature & Creative Writing and project director of the American Prison Writing Archive (APWA) at the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), has been awarded $262,000 by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). This grant is the largest NEH grant awarded solely to a Hamilton College faculty member in 17 years.
Larson has been working on the APWA with DHi since 2010, and has developed this project as a physical and digital archive, growing out of a book project, Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America. He has maintained an active and ongoing call for essays submitted by incarcerated people and prison staff across the country. These essays are digitized and added to the archive at: http://apw.dhinitiative.org. The APWA is actively developed in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Initiative's Collection Development Team with early funding from the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Since its inception, the APWA has received additional funding from Hamilton College’s Office of the Dean of Faculty. This three-year NEH grant will enable the APWA to double its size and increase its faceted search capacities.
Read the Hamilton College news announcement here: https://my.hamilton.edu/news/story/doran-larsons-american-prison-writing-archive-awarded-262k-neh-grant
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- "Incarceration’s Witnesses: American Prison Writing,” a free MOOC on the edX platform (March, 2015).
- Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America (Michigan State UP, 2014).
- American Prison Writing Archive / Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America, Promotional Flyer
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- Hamilton College: "Larson Edits New Book, Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America"
Link to Article [Hamilton.edu]