Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Workshop Date: January 17-18, 2019
  • Workshop Location: Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building, 251 Bobby Dodd Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
  • Call for Regional Participation Released: November 16, 2018
  • Deadline for Applications: December 13, 2018
  • Date of Notification of Acceptance: December 20, 2018
  • Bursaries: Up to $1,000 available to cover travel and lodging for each out-of-town participant.

For this convening of the Sustaining DH Institute, we will be actively recruiting participants from the Southeastern United States. The day-by-day schedule planned for all workshops may be found at this link, or by using the “Daily Workshop Schedule” entry in the main menu. All additional site-specific information about the convening hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia will be posted by November 8, 2019.

For a more general description of the Sustaining DH Institute (an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities), please see our project’s homepage. A list of all five of the sites chosen for the Sustaining DH Institute, as well as the dates scheduled for their workshops, may be found on the homepage as well as the main menu.

To Apply

All applicants are to submit two brief statements in order to be considered for participation in this “Sustaining DH” workshop. First, applicants must produce an abstract of 500-750 words describing the digital project that they wish to bring to the workshop at the Georgia Institute of Technology (January 17-18, 2019), including a statement of their commitment to its sustainability. This brief description should address:

  1. The project’s intellectual goals,
  2. A description of the project’s current use of digital technologies,
  3. The size of its team (although no preference will be given to larger or smaller teams),
  4. The audience the project aims to reach,
  5. How long it has been in existence (although no preference will be given to newer or more mature projects), and
  6. The scope of any current sustainability plans and the team’s commitment to the project’s ongoing sustainability.

In addition to this abstract, applicants are to offer a brief (250-500 word) logistical description of:

  1. The nature and extent of the project’s local digital sustainability resources,
  2. Its current institutional support (if any),
  3. The number of project team members who wish to attend as well as those team members’ role(s) on the project, and
  4. The distance the project team members will need to travel to attend.

Participants will be selected for inclusion in the workshops based on the robustness of their project description, including their commitment to attend to its sustainability. The recipients of the travel bursaries will be selected on the basis of the distance the participant(s) need to travel in order to attend the workshop as well as the fragility of their local digital sustainability infrastructure. We will also prioritize those applicants who currently work with, or who are currently training to work with, underrepresented communities or who are being trained to work with diverse, expansive publics.

These two statements (project abstract and logistical description) should be combined into a single PDF file along with brief (two-page) CVs for those team members who wish to participate in the workshop. This PDF should then be sent to the Institute’s organizers, Alison Langmead, Aisling Quigley, and Chelsea Gunn, at The application deadline for the Sustaining DH Workshop at the Georgia Institute of Technology is December 13, 2018.

All self-recognized digital humanities practitioners are welcome to apply, including (but not limited to) those who call themselves librarians, archivists, museum professionals, information professionals, university faculty, staff, and independent scholars.

Should you have any questions about the workshops or the application process, please do not hesitate to be in touch with this workshop’s facilitators, Alison Langmead and Chelsea Gunn, at We are also holding weekly “virtual office hours” Tuesdays from 10am-12pm and Wednesdays from 3-5 pm during which we will be available to answer questions about both this NEH-funded Institute and also any digital-humanities-focused sustainability questions you might have.

Site-Specific Logistics


Georgia Tech is located in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta. The campus is ten miles north of Hartsfield Jackson International (ATL) airport and easily accessible by MARTA (Atlanta’s subway system). At ATL, take the train to the main terminal and baggage claim (past the T Gate). Make your way to ground transportation and take the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). MARTA departs from inside Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.

You will need to purchase a Breeze Card from a vending machine in the North terminal. There is a one-time charge of $1.00 to purchase the card. A one-way trip is $2.50; you have the option of buying a return fare at this point or you may add value to your Breeze Card for your return trip at a later time. Please note the system will NOT allow you to share a Breeze Card (You cannot buy 2 fares on one card, use one fare, and then pass the card to your travel companion). The $6.00 charge can be paid by cash or by credit card. There will be MARTA representatives nearby if you have questions navigating the vending machines.


There are a couple of options for parking near campus. The closest visitor parking lot to the Hall Building is Visitor Area 1. It’s accessible from North Avenue and hourly rates are from $2 (for less than an hour) to $15 for the day. The parking lot address is 230 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031. Metered street parking is also available on Brittain Drive, which is closer to the Hall Building but limited to a four-hour maximum.


Hampton Inn Atlanta- Georgia Tech-Downtown
244 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Approximately 7-minute walk.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Approximately 12-minute walk.

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
866 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Approximately 16-minute walk.

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown
683 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Approximately 19-minute walk.


Anh’s Kitchen
855 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2, Atlanta, GA 30308

The Canteen ATL
75 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Cypress Bar
817 W Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Herban Fix (Vegan)
565 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

The Lawrence
905 Juniper Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

Negril Village Atlanta
30 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Rreal Tacos
100 6th Street NE 110, Atlanta, GA 30308