NEH in the News
The NEH joins such institutions as the Red Cross and Department of Education in looking to the video game industry as a new frontier for people to explore history, social change, and other complex concepts previously unexplored because of technological limitations and industry-entry barriers.
18 year-old Ami Abou-Jaoude of Lexington, Kentucky was one of the most notable winners of the 2016 National History Day contest for his 2,500 word essay on the influence of Japanese woodblock artist Katsushika Hokusai upon Western Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. His win netted him a $1,000 prize and title of "NEH scholar," from Time.
Iraq War veteran Josh Zeis is one of the participants in the NEH-supported "Telling Stories, Creating Community" program at North Dakota State University, and has embraced the program's use of art, writing workshops and story-sharing as methods to unpack war memories and find others with similar experiences.