The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in Virginia offered free admission on June 19 for attendees wishing to see its two current NEH-supported exhibits, “To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade” and “Mending a Nation: Civil Rights in Post-Civil War Danville”, from the Chatham Star-Tribune.
This summer, Mark Noonan, associate professor of English at New York City College of Technology, will lead “City of Print,” a collaborative interdisciplinary institute that will explore the history and cultural influence of the publishing industry in the Big Apple, thanks to an NEH grant, from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Records from the Benham Coal Company have been digitized and posted online by the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collection Research Center thanks to an NEH grant to support the Coal, Camps, and Railroads project digitizing 189 years of eastern Kentucky coalfield records and statistics from 1788 to 1976, from the Harlan Daily Enterprise.
In 1962, Yale University was gifted a faded, scuffed version of a 1491 map of Eurasia and Africa made by Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer working in Renaissance Florence. Thanks to an NEH grant, a team of researchers is using multispectral imagery and analysis to reveal stunning text and data hidden in the faded map, including details on Southern Africa that suggests Martellus used information from Ethiopian emissaries in addition to Western cartographic resources, from Yale News.