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Dr. Virginia Blanton Awarded a 2013 NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grant

Dr. Virginia Blanton, English; Dr. Jeff Rydberg-Cox, English and Classics; and Dr. Nathan Oyler, Chemistry have been awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Startup Grant for their proposal A Digital Studio for the Optical and Chemical Analysis of Manuscripts and Printed Books.  The grant provides $59,896 to begin a project in which they will analyze the chemical properties of inks as examined under various light frequencies.