NEH in the 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.
15 California State University campus archivists are collaborating to digitize almost 10,000 documents relating to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, using a National Park Service grant to build upon a foundational planning grant provided by the NEH, from the Los Angeles Daily News.