DSNA member and 2013-DSNA meeting co-chair William Kretzschmar, a professor of English at the University of Georgia, is one of seven winners of the 2013 American Council of Learned Societies Digital Innovation Fellowship. His project is "Computer Simulation of Speech and Culture as a Complex System."
The ACLS press release explains: The seven fellows, who were selected from a very competitive pool of applications, will spend a year dedicated to a major scholarly project intended to advance digital humanistic scholarship in powerful new directions. The projects span disciplines, methodologies, and digital formats, but all engender innovative approaches to scholarly research and communication. Applications to the program were evaluated by a committee of scholars with wide-ranging expertise in the digital humanities. 2012-2013 marked the eighth year of the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship Program, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“The 2013 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellows are forging exciting pathways for scholarship in the humanities, providing widespread access to previously unavailable sources and creating tools to aid
scholars at all levels of study,” said ACLS Director of Fellowships Nicole Stahlmann. “From transforming traditional ideas of literary genre to modeling changes in regional speech patterns over time, the fellows are finding new ways to channel big data for greater humanistic understanding.”
The DSNA is a member of ACLS.