NEH in the News
The first round of NEH Public Scholar grants has been announced with 36 writers netting $1.7 million to produce, among other subjects, biographies on anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti, philosopher Denis Diderot, and a young, revolutionary Fidel Castro; an analysis of the Tet Offensive as a fulcrum point of the Cold War; and a history of the intersections of the civil rights movement and the space race in Huntsville, Alabama, from the Washington Post.
Dozens of teachers are learning the dynamic and influential reformist history of Rochester, New York through walking tours and workshops, funded by the NEH and run by staff from the College at Brockport, from the Democrat & Chronicle.
A $50,000 Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant has been awarded by NEH to the Naperville Heritage Society in Illinois; the NHS will use the grant to develop a plan to manage their museum’s environmental conditions to better preserve items and artifacts on display, from Positively Naperville.
The Portland Japanese Garden will be closed for six months as it constructs a cultural village and the International Institute for Japanese Garden Arts and Culture, supported by a $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant and more than $20 million in leveraged private donations, from Oregon Live.
Thanks to NEH funding, the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War” has arrived at the Alachua County Headquarters Library in Florida, where it will remain until August 21, from the Gainesville Sun.
Thirty K-12 teachers will participate in a three-week long program in Bluffton, South Carolina on “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” thanks to a $200,000 NEH grant awarded to J. Brent Morris, an assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, from Bluffton Today.
Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley and the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute are teaming up to launch “College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education,” a digital repository of historic documents, photos, and other artifacts of the history of the Seven Sisters schools based on a planning grant awarded by NEH in 2014, from Bryn Mawr News.