Adam Rabinowitz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics was one of only twenty recipients awarded a National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) Digital Humantities Start-Up Grant for 2014. The $54,096 award will support Rabinowitz's project "Periods, Organized (PeriodO): A gazetteer of period assertions for linking and visualizing periodized data."
PeriodO is an online resource that will collect and link existing scholarly materials to more clearly define historical, art-historical, and archeological periods. By amassing and cross-referencing this data, Rabinowitz and his co-investigator Ryan Shaw, of the School of Information and Library Science at the Univeristy of North Carolina, hope to provide a tool that will help researchers across disciplines better better reconcile conflicting dates and definitions for period terms used in databases and documents.
For more information on the grant project, please visit the Department of Classics news page.