Digitizing Vietnam: The Virtual Future of Global Vietnam and Vietnamese Studies
September 22, 2023
Columbia University has been awarded a 48-month grant of $600,000 by the Luce Foundation for "Digitizing Vietnam: The Virtual Future of Global Vietnam and Vietnamese Studies."
Columbia and Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) propose to build a new infrastructure for Vietnamese Studies centered on an integrated hub for digital humanities (DH) research. The project will make available a large archive of digitized pre-modern manuscript collections and provide a comprehensive catalog for archival and library collections of the modern era located in Vietnam. It will develop DH tools for scholarly and public use. The grant will support a “Digital Curator of Vietnam” at Columbia and a “Digital Humanities Librarian” at FUV. The former will work closely with Columbia Libraries and oversee all aspects of the digital hub, including construction, collection, curation, and management, while the latter will operate between FUV Libraries and FUV’s Vietnam Studies Center, as well as liaise with institutions in Vietnam.