NEH in the News
The Africana Studies program at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has won a half-million dollar NEH Challenge Grant that, when combined with $1.5 million in newly-raised donations, will be used to create an endowment for the program, enhance its curriculum, and strengthen the program's community partnerships, from Lehigh 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.