NEH in the News
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Regina Root has been awarded an NEH grant to study and photograph the ‘Tillett Tapestry’ – a 104-foot-long embroidery detailing the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Spain, created by Anglo-American designer Leslie Tillett and hundreds of artisans and completed in 1977, from William & Mary News.
Jon Wilcox, chairman of the Department of English at the University of Iowa, is presenting a four-week seminar for medieval studies scholars this summer, titled “The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts: Interpretation Through Production,” thanks to an NEH grant, from the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
The West Lafayette Public Library in Indiana has been selected to receive a $3,000 NEH-ALA Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming grant to foster public programming on the history of local Latino community development, from the Lafayette Journal & Courier.
Murals by the famed Hudson River landscape artist were uncovered under layers of paint during renovations, funded by a 2014 NEH grant, at his former Catskill, New York home; the Thomas Cole National Historic site has since publicly announced that they are applying for additional NEH and IMLS grants to uncover and restore the works, from the New York Times.
Grant Frame, Assyriology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and a Toronto native, is heading an NEH-funded project translating and publishing the Royal Inscriptions of the neo-Assyrian period (744-609 BCE) in contrast to ISIS’ current occupation and destruction of neo-Assyrian sites in Iraq, from Metro News Canada.