NEH in the News
The NEH has awarded a Humanities in the Public Square grant of $250,000 to the New School’s Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a program coordinated with twenty universities to produce student- and community-curated public projects addressing current social issues. HAL’s current initiative is “States of Incarceration,” a multi-media exhibition and curricula focusing the US prison system, from New School News.
UCLA Professor Michelle Caswell’s “First Days Project” has received an NEH Common Heritage grant to host two digitization events in metro-Los Angeles designed to collate and archive immigrant photos, home movies, journals and artifacts relating to their first experiences in the US, from UCLA Newsroom.
Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts has been selected to participate in the NEH-supported “Citizenship Under Siege: Degrees of Citizenship” program, wherein seven community colleges nationwide will facilitate public dialogues and forums exploring historical and contemporary concepts of citizenship, from the Worcester Telegram.
The Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri has been awarded a $300,000 NEH Challenge Grant to develop the library system’s Story Center Program and to pay for construction costs to renovate a historic building being incorporated into the library’s branch on the north side of Kansas City, from the Kansas City Star.
The Mead Public Library in Wisconsin has been awarded with an NEH Common Heritage grant to help community members digitally preserve personal photographs, letters, memoirs and artwork, and if desired, contribute digital copies to a “Recollection Wisconsin” online archive, from the Sheboygan Press.
New Hampshire’s Portsmouth Athenaeum has received a $6,000 NEH Preservation Assistance Grant to hire a fire safety expert who will determine a plan to maintain the museum’s collection of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts, from the New Hampshire Union Leader.