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Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences
Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences - Arts & Sciences Grants Program - Confluence
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rare or even unique in US collections, have great appeal to historians, art historians, and scholars of cultural politics.
Tim Murray, Society for the Humanities/Comparative Literature & English - Experimental Television Center (ETC)
The funding will enable the digitization and preservation of the Experimental Television Center (ETC) video collection, which is a
prominent video art collection. This project will provide an invaluable resource to students and faculty studying the history of the
contemporary media arts and will be used in History of Art and Visual Studies, Comparative Literature, Art, Music, American
Studies, Latino Studies, Asian American Studies, and Theatre, Film and Dance.
Karen Pinkus, Italian and Comparative Literature - Divine Comedy Image Archive, Fiske Dante Collection
Collaborators: Marilyn Migiel, Italian Literature, William Kennedy, Comparative Literature, Patrick Stevens, Curator, Fiske
The Divine Comedy, the chief epic poem in Italian literature, may be described as compulsory study for any student specializing in
Italian literature. Italian Studies programs will be the initial beneficiaries of the DCIA, but interdisciplinary approaches such as art
history, visual studies and the history of the book will also find the DCIA a significant resource. The Divine Comedy Image Archive
will offer scholars a large and diverse repository of images accessible for research and publication and will be accompanied with
English/Italian descriptions and transcriptions.
Steve Pond, Music - Hip Hop Collection
Collaborators: Katherine Reagan, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts; Bonna Boettcher, Music Library
Founded in 2007, Cornell’s hip hop collection is the largest archive on early hip hop culture in the United States. Faculty from the
Departments/Programs of History, English, Africana Studies and Music have all incorporated elements of the archive into their
research or teaching. This initial project will digitize flyers and preserve original recordings to set the stage for a future larger
national grant with other partners aimed and enhancing access to and preserving the early history of hip hop culture.
2010 awards were announced in May 2010 and the projects are in progress. See the Cornell Chronicle story about the initiative.
DEPARTMENT PROPOSAL SUMMARY SITE PROJECT
Japanese Theater Manuscripts - nineteenth century woodblock
printed, heavily illustrated books on the Japanese theater. 20
Cornell's plaster cast collection that once consisted of ca. 600
casts of statues and inscriptions (made in the 19th century
mainly from Greek and Roman, but also from Egyptian, Near
Eastern, European Medieval and Renaissance objects), and
several hundred casts of medallions and gem stones.
Update "Contributions to Cornell history: Portraits and
Memorabilia" by Elizabeth Baker Wells (Olin Ref LD 1371.WD
45) This book of 265 pages was published in 1984 with a
supplement published about 10 years later. It lists about 2000
plaques, pictures, sculptures, and other objects of artistic and
historical interest scattered around the Cornell campus. It is
an invaluable record of the University's historical and artistic
Nepali textbooks to be of interest to scholars in the politics,
language/linguistics, sociology, religious studies, agricultural
and international economic development studies, and of
course, education. They are visually interesting, part of
everyday and popular culture, and ripe for application to timely