A team of researchers, including Rochelle Zuck, have been awarded an NHPRC-MELLON Grant

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A multicenter team has been awarded a National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)-MELLON planning grant for collaborative digital editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history and ethnic studies

The team will receive $118,948 to support planning for its collaborative digital edition project, Literary Voyager or Ojibwe Muzzeniegun, based on a manuscript literary magazine created in 1826 and 1827 on Ojibwe homelands. Representing some of the earliest translations into English, the Muzzeniegun participated in a vibrant 19th-century Indigenous literary culture of exchange across multiple languages, genres, and media. The edition is led by a collaborative team of native and nonnative scholars of Indigenous and U.S. literatures and histories from the 18th century to the present. The project team and advisory board includes historians, poets, and Indigenous language speakers of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and Bay Mills Indian Community and scholars from other Ojibwe nations. Team members are from Northwestern University, the University of North Texas, the University of Minnesota–Duluth, Ohio State University, Macalester College, University of Illinois–Champaign Urbana, University of California San Diego, and Iowa State University.

These planning projects are designed to foster collaboration and broaden participation in the production and publication of historical and scholarly digital editions. This program was made possible with funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.