Professor receives grant to continue preserving Mary Moody Emerson's 'Almanacks'

Sandy Petrulionis, professor of English and American studies at Penn State Altoona, and collaborator Noelle Baker, an independent scholar in Iowa, were recently awarded a second Scholarly Editions Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $290,000 grant will fund the pair's work on a scholarly, annotated, digital edition of the complete "Almanacks" of Mary Moody Emerson.

Coupled with a $230,000 grant in 2010, this project has secured more than half a million dollars in federal grant money.

The Mary Moody Emerson project is one of 173 projects to receive part of the $33 million in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grants support a wide variety of projects nationwide, including traveling exhibitions, collaborative research, scholarly editions, advanced scholarly training in digital humanities, digitization of historic newspapers, programming offered by state humanities councils and preservation of cultural heritage collections.

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Last Updated September 17, 2013