The Open Humanities Awards support innovative projects that use open data, open content or open source to further teaching or research in the humanities.
They are coordinated by the Open Knowledge Foundation and are part of the DM2E project. They are supported by the Digital Humanities Quarterly.
What are they?
Humanities research is based on the interpretation and analysis of wide variety of cultural artefacts including texts, images and audiovisual material. Much of this material is now freely and openly available on the internet enabling people to discover, connect and contextualise cultural artefacts in ways previously very difficult.
We are challenging humanities researchers, designers and developers to create innovative projects that use open content, open data or open source to further teaching or research in the humanities.
For example you might want to:
You could start a project from scratch or build on an existing project. For inspiration you can have a look at the open-source tools the Open Knowledge Foundation has developed for use with cultural resources.
As long as your project involves open content, open data and/or open source tools and makes a contribution to humanities research, the choice is yours!
The competition is open for 1 month - from 13th February until 13th March midnight. The winners will be selected by a panel of prominent digital humanities scholars.
What are the prizes?
For the first round here are 15,000 Euros of prizes on offer to support 3-5 projects lasting up to 6 months each. Winners will be given the opportunity to present their work at the world’s largest open knowledge event, OKFestival, in September.
How do I enter?
The form has been closed and the judges will look at the entries. Please check regularly for new updates! For questions please contact the Open Knowledge Foundation
Who are the judges?
The Awards will be judged by a distinguished panel of world leading Digital Humanists:
What are the rules?
The rules for the Open Humanities Awards are as follows:
In addition to these rules, the following will be taken into account when judging the entries:
Where can I find existing open stuff?