We are delighted to announce that Christopher Ohge, Senior Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature at the IES and the Digital Humanities Research Hub, has been awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Mellon Foundation. This 12-month fellowship will allow him to produce a complete digital scholarly edition of Mary Anne Rawson’s anti-slavery anthology The Bow in the Cloud (1834). This multimodal edition reconstructs the genesis of the anthology from its manuscript archive at the John Rylands Library (Manchester) and  includes network analysis and mapping tools. 
In this highly competitive funding cycle, NEH funded seven percent of the Fellowships proposals that it received, and Christopher's project sits alongside a wide range of innovative projects that use emerging digital tools and technologies to further humanities research and increase the accessibility of public programs, cultural and archival materials, and educational resources for large audiences.
“The range, diversity, and creativity of these new projects speak to the wealth of humanities ideas and deep engagement of humanities practitioners across our country,” said NEH Chair Shelly C. Lowe (Navajo). 
Christopher works at the intersection between English literature and computation. His academic specialties are textual scholarship and history of the book; nineteenth and twentieth century literature, particularly romanticism, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, antislavery archives and print culture, and modernist authors; digital publishing (XML technologies and other markup languages); data analysis approaches to literature, particularly with the R programming language. Christopher also teaches for the London Rare Books School and the MA in the History of the Book at the IES. In addition to his current role, he serves as Associate Director of the Herman Melville Electronic Library and as a core faculty member for eLabs at the Center for Digital Editing at the University of Virginia, sponsored by the US National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Congratulations, Christopher, from all of us at IES and DHRH!