NEH in the News
Thanks to NEH funding, ten students in a Maine history class have created a web exhibit and a living history reenactment focused on the Washburn family, a local political dynasty whose intersections with the Civil War provided the students a deeper look into the conflict and US society in the 19th century, from The Sun Journal.
Jeremy Hyman, a Department of Philosophy lecturer at the University of Arkansas, has been awarded an NEH summer stipend award to work on his book on Descartes’ view on materialism and will further participate in an NEH summer institute that integrates teaching on Ockham and Scotus into a larger survey of pre-modern philosophy, from the University of Arkansas News.
In an op-ed, Chairman Adams discusses the progress of two recent Standing Together programs in Indiana and argues that helping veterans and citizens explore the connections between war, politics, culture, religion, civics, and history can heal people who have served and provide perspective and learning opportunities for all Americans, from the Indianapolis Star.
The travels of Henry Schoolcraft, a mining prospector who composed a journal of his ventures in the Ozarks in the early nineteenth century, will be transformed into an interactive experience thanks to a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council, supported by the NEH, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Professors Laura Dassow Walls and Sophie White have been awarded NEH fellowships to complete a comprehensive biography of Henry Thoreau and a book that seeks to recount and explore autobiographical narratives embedded in the legal testimonies of slaves, respectively, from Notre Dame News.
Almost 6,000 Missouri elementary school students participated in ‘Civil War Archives Alive!’, an interactive 40-minute performance covering the experiences of slaves, citizens and soldiers in Missouri in the 1860s, thanks to support from the Missouri Humanities Council and the NEH, from KTVO-TV.