NEH in the News
On April 29, Nick Spitzer, host of the NEH-supported “American Routes” radio program, will present a program of local Gulf Coast music at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA. These live performances will later be broadcast as part of the radio program on July 4, and will focus on exhibiting jazz, gospel, blues, and Cajun two-steps, from Nola Vie.
Area libraries in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania will be participating in the Film Forward program, a project of the Sundance Institute supported by NEH. Libraries will host viewings of one of the films showcased in the 2014 Film Forward series, followed by discussion, from PennLive.
#HackFSM, hosted by Digital Humanities at UCal—Berkeley and Bancroft Library, marks the first humanities-based hackathon event at Berkeley and encouraged participants to design a new interface for the general public to access digital documents relating to the campus’ Free Speech Movement. The winning team, comprised of both humanities and computer science majors, will have their project replace the library’s current interface, from The Daily Californian.
Chemistry teacher Sue Petrone of Califon, NJ was selected as an NEH summer scholar to attend an NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop in July; the workshop Petrone will attend will be held at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, and will focus on the history of the Manhattan Project and the impact of atomic weapon development in the West, from NJ.com.
The Victoria Regional History Center at the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library has received a $6,000 NEH Preservation grant to conduct an on-site survey of the center’s collections and make recommendations for long-term preservation. The grant will also be used to develop a library disaster plan to augment those of the college and university, from the Victoria Advocate.
Exploration on the development and unveiling of Trading Consequences, an NEH-supported Digging Into Data project that provides multiple interfaces to big data storehouses of information on global commodities from the 18th to mid-20th century, from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Aquila Theatre Company will launch its first You|Stories program with a staged reading of A Female Philoctetes, a new rendering of the original Sophocles piece with the title role played as a modern female combat soldier, at the BAM Fisher’s Hillman Studio from April 16 to 19. You|Stories is a new program funded by the NEH that focuses on using the humanities to explore the ancient and modern narratives of war and its aftermath, from Broadway World.