NULab Core Faculty Member and history professor Benjamin Schmidt is among 8 recipients of the first round of NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. The grant, which is new this year, “is intended to stimulate the emerging field of digital publication,” according to a press release issued by NEH.

Schmidt’s project, which, according to the project’s description, is a “digital study, with accompanying data visualization, of the origins of modern computational culture in the American government’s data collection practices of the 19th century” was awarded $50,400.

Read the press release from NEH here and a list of recipients is available here.