Today Google announced that is providing almost 1 million dollars to researchers working on projects in the digital humanities.
The first award winners are listed in the blog entry. In particular I want to highlight Gregory Crane's award on classics. They previously worked to release a collection of high quality scans for 500 important classics works which are available for download.
Also, congratulations to David Mimno from UMass with David Blei for , The Open Encyclopedia of Classical Sites.