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Historical Agricultural News Wins 2nd Place in NEH Data Challenge

July 2016

photoHistorical Agricultural News, a project by Amy Giroux, Marcy Galbreath, and Nathan Giroux, recently won second place in the NEH Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Data Challenge. Drs. Giroux and Galbreath are both 2014 graduates of UCF's Texts and Technology doctoral program.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced six prize recipients of the Chronicling America Data Challenge on July 27. This nationwide competition featured projects that incorporate digital humanities to explore and exhibit untold stories found in the Chronicling America database.

Historical Agricultural News is a search tool for exploring information on farming organizations, technologies, and practices of America's past. The site describes farming as the window into communities, social and technological change, and concepts like progress, development, and modernity.

Agricultural connections are of significance to those interested in various topics including immigration and assimilation, language use and communication, education and affiliations, and demographic transitions.

Amy Giroux is a computer research specialist for UCF's Center for Humanities and Digital Research, while Marcy Galbreath is a lecturer in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Nathan Giroux works in the military simulation industry

The photo from left to right is Congressman John Mica, Marcy Galbreath, Amy Giroux, and Nathan Giroux.

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