Jentery Sayers and Sheila Brennan recipients of the UM Press/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize


By sharrell
Jun 12, 2012 Bookmark and Share

The  University of Michigan Press and HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advance Collaboratory) are pleased to announce the selection of Jentery Sayers and Sheila Brennan as recipients of the UM Press/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize. Each Prize carries $5,000 in subvention funds and an advance contract with the Press series Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks (http://www.digitalculture.org/). Sayers, who is assistant professor of English at the University of Victoria, is working on a hybrid print and digital long-form transmedia work How Text Lost Its Source: Magnetic Recording Cultures. It integrates  critical theories of technologies and media with knowledge of materials and historical particulars in the neglected cultural history of magnetic recordings. Sheila Brennan, who is associate director of Public Projects division and research assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, is working on a hybrid print and digital project titled Stamping American Memory which investigates how the post office shaped American cultural memory in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century through its commemorative stamp program.