Establishing a Center of Expertise and a Space for Interdisciplinary Interaction:

The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

at the University of Virginia



Staff (programmers, database and SGML experts, systems administration, administrative support, grant-writing, entrepreneurial leadership). IATH's organizational chart.   Faculty (with research projects, with reputations, with leadership inside and outside the institution)   Graduate and undergraduate students (as research assistants, project managers, student programmers)   Institutional Support (from President, Provost, Dean, University Counsel, Development, Dept. Chairs). IATH in the context of UVA.


University funds (contingent or permanent?)
Outside grant funding (for startup, projects, operating support)
Individual giving (from alumni? For endowment…)
Consulting (Original IATH business plan; current practice)
IATH’s own six-year budget picture:
Total funding for the whole period
Funding by source and by year (internal)
Funding by source and by year (internal plus external)
Funding by purpose and by year


To establish infrastructure and launch initial projects (one year)
To bring projects to a fundable plateau (three years)
To build an expert staff and a mature infrastructure (five years)
To finish any project (???)


Impact on research: The creation of an interdisciplinary space in the University, benefit to individual researchers from establishing a gtgrack record with rights holders and publishers, economy of scale, cross-project carryover in the areas of tools, methods.
Impact on teaching: Related Courses, different role for students (and for the teacher).
New centers

New academic programs (Media Studies)

External initiatives and events (TEI, ACH '99)