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Presenting NEH's Revised Research and Development Grant Program

NEH is proud to announce the Division of Preservation and Access’ revised Research and Development grant program, which addresses major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.

Posted: February 25, 2015
W. E. B. Du Bois, son Burghardt, wife Nina, 1898.
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W.E.B. Du Bois in Cyberspace

W.E.B. Du Bois stands as one of the twentieth century's deepest thinkers and greatest writers, whose extraordinary gifts as a scholar helped shape modern sociology, and whose social conscience shaped the global movement for civil rights.

Posted: February 12, 2015
Andie Tucher Speaking at the National Digital Newspaper Program Annual Meeting
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Going to the Source: A Q&A with Professor Andie Tucher

How important is the “truth” in newspaper reporting?  How do attitudes toward objectivity in today’s journalism differ from those of the past?  These are some of the questions we had for Professor Andie Tucher, a Columbia University historian and journalist and Director of the Columbia Journalism School’s Communications PhD program.

Posted: October 27, 2014
Kenneth Boydston and Gregory Heyworth make adjustments to the stand.
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Columbus Sailed Here! Multi-Spectral Imaging of an Important 15th Century World Map

In August 2014, an interdisciplinary team of imaging scientists and scholars gathered at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to undertake exciting work on a map that in all probability influenced Christopher Columbus’s conception of world geography.

Posted: October 7, 2014
Newspaper Covers from Chronicling America
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NEH Releases National Digital Newspaper Program Impact Study

New Impact Study begins to measure the success of the National Digital Newspaper Program, a joint project from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to digitize America's historic newspapers.

Posted: September 25, 2014
Abbe Museum entrance, Bar Harbor in winter
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Greening Maine’s Abbe Museum

The Abbe Museum is one of a growing number of cultural institutions implementing sustainable strategies for preserving their collections.

Posted: August 21, 2014
Poverty Point, aerial photo
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Poverty Point: Preservation of a Prehistoric World Heritage Site

The Poverty Point State Historic Site, located in northeastern Louisiana, was recently named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to its World Heritage List. This is a list of the world’s cultural and natural treasures, properties which are of outstanding value to humanity. Poverty Point is only the 22nd World Heritage site in the United States.

Posted: August 7, 2014
Blood in Topeka
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Chronicling America Dispatches: Topeka: Blood in the Newspapers

While working on the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas, an interesting story of violence, intrigue, and…newspaper editors was uncovered.  It shows how hidden gems of historical significance can be found in old newspapers.  And now, thanks to the NDNP and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a little bit of digging can reveal a wealth of information.

Posted: July 17, 2014
German emigrants for New York embarking on a Hamburg steamer.
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Chronicling America’s Historic German Newspapers and the Growth of the American Ethnic Press

This article is the first in a series about the history of the ethnic and foreign language content of “Chronicling America,” a database of historic American newspapers from 1836 to 1922 supported by NEH and the Library of Congress.

Posted: July 2, 2014
Digitization at the Walters Art Museum
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Does NEH Still Support Digitization? Why, Of Course!

This is an article we wouldn’t have thought necessary.  But curiously, misunderstandings seem to be circulating in some of the domains we serve that NEH no longer funds digitizing col

Posted: May 14, 2014