2022 ACLS Digital Justice Development Grantees Ned Benton and Judy-Lynne Peters

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 ACLS Digital Justice Grants. This program is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

The ACLS Digital Justice Grant Program is designed to promote and provide resources for digital humanities projects  that aim to diversify the digital domain, advance justice and equity in digital scholarly practice, and contribute to public understanding of racial and social justice issues, especially those that elevate the interests and histories of people of color and other historically marginalized communities including  Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities; people with disabilities; and queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming people.

This year, eight start-up projects have been awarded ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grants of up to $25,000, while seven established and ongoing projects have been awarded ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants of up to $100,000. All grantees will work have the opportunity to work with the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) in near and long-term planning of their projects.

The 2022 grantees span a range of disciplines, methodologies, and themes, from queer digital story mapping to building an institute for empathetic immersive narratives to co-creating a digital archive of and with disabled artists.

 “The inaugural ACLS Digital Justice Grantees highlight a wonderful convergence between publicly engaged humanities and digital humanities,” said Keyanah Nurse, ACLS Program Officer of Higher Education Initiatives. “These teams exemplify the move away from extractive practices around data collection and towards collaborative knowledge production with those outside the academy. ACLS is proud to support the robust engagement with data ethics at the core of these projects.”

Learn more about the 2022 ACLS Digital Justice Seed Grantees and ACLS Digital Justice Development Grantees.

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