NEH in the News
The West Baton Rouge Museum in Louisiana screened the documentary The Abolitionists on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as part of their awarding of an NEH Created Equal grant, from the New Orleans Advocate.
Dave Tell, professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, has been awarded a $50,400 NEH Fellowship to support a book project exploring how questions of geography and race have altered the memory of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman, from KU News.
NEH Chairman William Adams will deliver “Wicked Problems: The Humanities in the Time of STEM” at the 15th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture on January 28 at the University of California Santa Cruz, from the UC Santa Cruz Newsletter.
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.