NEH in the News
The Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of 20 universities including the University of Massachusetts and its Public History Program, has received a $250,000 NEH grant in support of "States of Incarceration," a traveling exhibit, web platform, and curricula series focusing on mass incarceration and its impact on the public and the nation, from UMass News.
New databases collating information on escaped slaves -- including the NEH-supported "Freedom on the Move" project at Cornell -- are enabling historians and descendants of slaves to trace family trees, identify patterns of escape, and unveil forgotten histories of slavery's impact in the US, Canada and the UK, from the New York Times.
Flagler College in Florida will host a talk by professor Efrain Barradas on "What is Latino Art?" thanks to NEH support through the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" grant program, from the St. Augustine Record.
Chairman William Adams is on a multi-day visit to Michigan, including stops at Henry Ford's estate for a reception celebrating the NEH's 50th anniversary, a dinner at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Motor City's downtown, a visit to Wayne State University, and meetings with representatives of Michigan State and the University of Michigan, from the Washington Times.
Students at Angelo State University in Texas are helping to collect and preserve the stories of America's veterans by participating in the ASU History Department's "War Stories Project," a digital archive of veterans' stories, photos, and documents supported by a three-year NEH grant, from the San Angelo Standard Times.
The Jewish Museum of Florida's current exhibit -- "Discovery and Recovery: preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage" -- features documents from the Iraqi Jewish Archive, a repository of religious texts dating back to the 1500s discovered in 2003 in the basement of a secret police headquarters abandoned after the fall of Saddam Hussein and preserved with assistance from the NEH and the National Archives, from the Miami Herald.