A couple of weeks ago we announced the Open Humanities Awards a fantastic new initiative to support innovative projects that use open data, open content or open source to further teaching and research in the humanities.

There are €15,000 of prizes on offer for 3-5 projects lasting up to 6 months. The winners will be given the opportunity to present their work at the world’s largest Open Knowledge event, OKFestival.

The deadline for applications is 13th March so there is less than 10 days to go before we start judging the applications. We want to support a whole variety of projects that support humanities research and use the open web. So whether you’re interested in patterns of allusion in Aristotle, networks of correspondence in the Jewish Enlightenment or digitising public domain editions of Dante do think about applying!

Go to the Awards website to apply and for any queries email me on

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Sam is a data trainer and wrangler at Open Knowledge. He Tweets from @Noel_Mas