NEH in the News
The NEH has awarded a $35,000 planning grant to the Alice Austen House in Staten Island that will allow the museum to hire up to five scholars to better interpret Austen’s photographic legacy and explore the significance of Austen’s partnership with companion Gertrude Tate, from Staten Island Live.
The NEH’s “Next Generation Humanities” grants offer institutions the ability to remake their humanities PhD programs to better reflect doctoral students’ differing and unique career paths outside of the more traditional academic track, from Campus Technology.
Rising Voices, a documentary supported by NEH funding that chronicles efforts to revive and sustain the Lakota language of the northern Plains, will air on public television this month, from the Argus Reader.
Jaweed Kaleem, senior religion reporter at HuffPo, interviews Evgenia Cherkasova, associate professor of philosophy at Suffolk University in Boston, about Cherkasova’s teaching of a course dedicated to exploring the meaning of life, made possible by an NEH Enduring Questions grant, from the Huffington Post.
During a visit to the University of Illinois last week, NEH Chairman Adams spoke with Illinois Public Media about the NEH’s Common Good initiative, the role humanities play in our everyday lives and as a connector to wider human history, and the value NEH has rendered as a federal agency in injecting $5.3 billion into supporting research, preservation, and development of America’s public cultural and historical heritage, from WILL-FM.
“What Middletown Read” – a digital humanities project that analyzed library circulation records of early 20th century Muncie, Indiana to determine reading habits and sociological patterns across the small city’s various socioeconomic groups – has been selected as one of the top projects featured on the NEH’s 50th anniversary site, from Library Journal.
The North Olympic Library System in Washington state hosted a free discussion group for residents examining the impact of political incivility in the United States, with free copies of Civility and American Democracy provided for attendees thanks to NEH funding, from the Sequim Gazette.