NEH Honors the Livingstone Project

The first phase of the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project resulted in a multispectral critical edition of David Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary. We are delighted to announce that the story of this project has been selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA) to be part of a collection that goes live today: National Endowment for the Humanities Celebrating 50 Years.

In the words of the NEH: “Each of these stories is about a grant that changed the landscape of the humanities, and collectively, these grants represent the best of the work the NEH has funded over the last 50 years.” The specific NEH story on our project can be found here: David Livingstone Goes Digital.

A page of David Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary as enhanced by the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project. Copyright David Livingstone Centre, CC BY-NC 3.0.
A page of David Livingstone’s 1871 Field Diary as enhanced by the Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project. Copyright David Livingstone Centre, CC BY-NC 3.0.

The Livingstone project team is immensely grateful to the NEH for this honor and for the funding that has made our work possible. Visit Livingstone Online to see our current NEH-funded work. Visit the 1871 Field Diary critical edition to see the work that earned us today’s distinction.

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