Explore Lasky-Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund’s work

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Thanks to the generous support of Mitchell Lasky and Cecilia Barajas, the Lasky-Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund supports original projects at the forefront of digital arts and humanities at Harvard University.

Explore each project (links below) to learn more about their scholarly contributions and to witness intimate portraits of the work of the digital humanist. The Lasky-Barajas Dean’s Innovation fund website focuses on the craft of the digital humanities and defines an apprenticeship model for future generations of faculty and students. Close exploration of each project reveals how digital modes of discovery and analysis expand humanities scholarship and teaching, and how they can inform and inspire other disciplines of knowledge.

Medieval Scrolls, Principal investigator: Thomas Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music

A Homer Commentary in Progress, Principal investigators: Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University; Leonard Muellner, Professor of Classical Studies, Brandeis University & David Elmer, Professor of the Classics, Harvard University

Harvard and the Ancient Near East: The David Gordon Lyon Diaries, Principal investigator: Peter Der Manuelian, Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, Director of the Harvard Semitic Museum

Animating Musical Analysis, Principal investigators: Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music & Alex Rehding, Fanny Peabody Professor of Music