We have and are currently building humanities computing research programs with a number of scholars at the University of Oregon and elsewhere. Our foci represent a broad spectrum of humanities fields: Medieval Europe, Early Mesoamerica, East Asia, the Middle East, Tribal Legacies, Latino Heritage, Digital Art Annotation, applying GIS to early maps, and Indigenous Languages.
While our grasp is broad, we have approached all of our work with collaboration and persistence in mind. It takes a long time to develop fundable projects in the humanities and even longer to secure the funding. We have benefited from extraordinary investment of time and funding from both individuals and units of the University of Oregon including the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Vice President for Research, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Yamada Language Center, the Knight Libraries, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
What we have done and continue to do is the result of close work with scholars over time, and sifting through what can be crafted into fundable projects. For humanities computing this has meant chasing ever advancing and complex technologies to fashion projects that are interesting not just to the scholars involved but represent competitive new ideas to such major funding providers as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.