August 9, 2018
Paul Jaskot, professor of art, art history and visual studies and director of the Wired! Lab at Duke, is the joint recipient of a 3-year National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant of $296,455, along with Anne Knowles (University of Maine, Orono) and Anika Walke (Washington University, St. Louis). Knowles is project director, with the grant based at the University of Maine, and Jaskot and Walker are co-project directors.
The grant will fund “The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating Victims and Perpetrators through Places and Events.” The project involves the creation of a spatial model of 1,400 Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust that maps the locations of victims and perpetrators and extracts content from interviews about the experience of living in ghettos, allowing scholars to analyze the relationships between perpetrators and victims using geospatial methods. For Jaskot, the grant will support his research on Krakow and the German construction industry from World War I through the Holocaust. The project forms a new chapter for the team’s Holocaust Geographies Collaborative.