Contributed significant direction and content to the Bamboo planning project, culminating in an implementation grant proposal to the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. This $1.2 million grant would fund the development of several key areas, including the Bamboo Services Platform, support for Corpora management, Content interoperability, and Workspaces.
A series of community design workshops were conducted, drawing broad participation from leading Universities around the world. The ideas coming from these were refined, and converted into a set of deliverables for the first phase of implementation.
Berkeley Prosopography Services
Under the auspices of project Bamboo, we are developing a set of services to support research on social relations and networks in ancient corpora. Progress is slow due to very limited resources, but we developed a services model for basic corpora management, prototyped a model for a probabilistic name disambiguation, and worked with humanities scholars from around the world to model a user interface for configuring the name-disambiguation reasoner.
We contributed to a series of grant proposals for BPS, and won a NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant that supports some ongoing development.