The CHPDC is funded almost entirely through grants and collaborations. This was a big year for us on the grants front!
- We welcomed our great postdoctoral fellow Heather Wacha, funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
- We received grants from the Kemper Knapp Bequest and the Evjue Foundation to launch and maintain the Text Technologies Press. One immediate effect of these grants is that we can offer free public letterpress workshops at Madison Public Library branches.
- The Evjue Foundation, Brittingham Trust, and the Anonymous Fund all contributed funding to support our upcoming conference on Book History and Digital Humanities.
- We were extremely proud to be selected as one of only 21 out of 119 projects funded by the UW2020 WARF Discovery Initiative grants. This award builds on the CLIR grant. In the coming years you’ll see developments from the CHPDC as we launch really exciting digital humanities projects on campus and worldwide through our DM Platform.
- It’s not a grant, but this year co-founder of the CHPDC and legendary serials librarian/bibliographer James P. Danky made a large gift, nearly doubling the size of the James P. Danky Fellowship endowment. In the future, we will be able to make two fellowship appointments per year!
In 2016 and 2017 CHPDC grant awards totaled $394,171 from private and state/UW foundations. These awards will fund programs from now through the spring of 2019. Thank you to all of the foundations and donors who make our work in print and digital culture possible!
Personal donations to the CHPDC are tax deductible. Major grants help us start and maintain new major programs, but small donations support our core projects like visiting speakers and student events. Please consider making a donation to support the CHPDC today! Thank you!