NEH in the News
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center in Massachusetts has recently netted an NEH grant of $12,000 and a National Park Service grant of $20,000; the NEH grant will be used to develop a digital library for the Center that will open in June while the Park Service grant will be used to produce an orientation film for visitors, from South Coast Today.
"College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education" -- an online collection of diaries, letters, photos and archival materials from the historic Seven Sisters colleges -- will continue to be expanded thanks to a renewal of an NEH grant, from Mount Holyoke News.
NEH Chairman William Adams will visit Cuyahoga Community College on May 5 to host the school's first community forum on connecting the humanities and civil engagement, from Crain's Cleveland Business Journal.
Frances Bernstein, associate professor of history at Drew University, used her NEH fellowship to sort through thousands of pages of Russian archival materials and write the first four chapters of her planned book exploring how the former USSR treated its disabled veterans after WWII, from Drew News.
The 33-member American delegation to Cuba returned home last Thursday after a four-day cultural exchange mission, and announced additional plans by the NEH, NEA and Smithsonian to engage with Cuban cultural performers and institutions this year and in 2017. “I believe that everything is opening up and this trip will contribute to that,” says delegation member, singer Smokey Robinson, from the Miami Herald.
US disability history scholars will gather at the library of the University of Texas at Arlington this July to study the creation of a portal offering resources for the study of disability history thanks to a $40,000 NEH grant, from the University of Texas Arlington News Center.
At a closing forum at Havana's Gran Teatro, the heads of the NEH, NEA and Smithsonian joined Cuban cultural officials to announce new programs to send US conservators, students and artists to Cuba as the next step of the broadening of US-Cuban cultural relations, from the Washington Post.
A $30,000 grant from the NEH to the University's of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation will allow a delegation of Winterthur/University of Delaware conservation graduate students and professors to visit Cuba and meet with Cuban counterparts to learn and exchange information on preservation challenges and methods, from UDaily.