NEH in the News
Two NEH grants of $100,000 apiece are being given to game developers as part of a new agency initiative “Digital Projects for the Public.” The games – “Pox in the City” and “Walden” – focus on two instances in American history: the smallpox epidemic in early 19th century Philadelphia and Henry David Thoreau’s seclusion at Walden Pond in 1845. Players will navigate game environments combining puzzle-solving and educational information, from the Los Angeles Times.
Researchers at two Indiana universities are sharing more than $630,000 in funding for projects including one exploring the life of naturalist Henry David Thoreau and one studying the 1950s calypso craze, from the Journal-Gazette.
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is the recipient of a $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant to support the museum’s goal of developing further fundraising for humanities-based interpretive programming, from the Martha's Vineyard Times.
Andreas Giger, professor of opera and musicology at Louisiana State University, has been awarded a $50,400 NEH grant to complete a book on Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci, from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
The NEH has granted $799,953 in grants to organizations based in the state of Oregon; two grants will go to the University of Oregon and one grant each was awarded to the Washington County Historical Society and Museum, Oregon Humanities council, and the Japanese Garden Society of Oregon, from the Oregonian.