NEH in the News
NEH Chairman William Adams delivered the keynote lecture – “The Future and Value of Humanities Research” – at a conference in Tempe marking the 10th anniversary of Arizona State University’s Institute for Humanities Research. Chairman Adams: “Most of the big challenges we face as a country are not primarily scientific or technical. The real challenges we face are those that revolve around history, culture, ideas and values," from ASU News.
The 13th Annual South Dakota Festival of Books, supported by NEH, will return to the Black Hills from September 24-27 and will feature over 100 workshops, discussions and special events, from the Black Hills Pioneer.
Evelyn Higginbotham, co-editor of the 12-volume African American National Biography and editor of The Harvard Guide to African-American History, was selected as one of the 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal conferred in a September 10 ceremony at the White House, from The Afro.
Angel Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of Hamilton College’s Digital Humanities Initiative, has been awarded with an NEH ODH grant to support a three-week long summer institute on “Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies," from The Spectator.
As tech companies and new apps claim to be disruptive gamechangers with regards to online higher education, the fact remains that the bulk of current digital humanities data visualization projects rely on traditional research universities or the NEH for funding. “Despite an annual budget of less than $150 million, the agency has invested in more than 70,000 humanities projects since its inception. When it comes to funding digital projects, the NEH Office of the Digital Humanities is second to none," from PC Magazine.
An in-depth look at the results of the first round of the new Public Scholar program and how grant recipients are already seeing impacts in reception of their works. Kembrew McLeod, University of Iowa professor and Public Scholar awardee: “The wonderful thing about the announcement of the Public Scholar program was that I received several inquiries from great presses and editors at great presses, both trade and university. I have nothing but praise for both the program and my experience interacting with people at the NEH," from Library Journal.