NEH in the News
Jaweed Kaleem, senior religion reporter at HuffPo, interviews Evgenia Cherkasova, associate professor of philosophy at Suffolk University in Boston, about Cherkasova’s teaching of a course dedicated to exploring the meaning of life, made possible by an NEH Enduring Questions grant, from the Huffington Post.
During a visit to the University of Illinois last week, NEH Chairman Adams spoke with Illinois Public Media about the NEH’s Common Good initiative, the role humanities play in our everyday lives and as a connector to wider human history, and the value NEH has rendered as a federal agency in injecting $5.3 billion into supporting research, preservation, and development of America’s public cultural and historical heritage, from WILL-FM.
“What Middletown Read” – a digital humanities project that analyzed library circulation records of early 20th century Muncie, Indiana to determine reading habits and sociological patterns across the small city’s various socioeconomic groups – has been selected as one of the top projects featured on the NEH’s 50th anniversary site, from Library Journal.
The North Olympic Library System in Washington state hosted a free discussion group for residents examining the impact of political incivility in the United States, with free copies of Civility and American Democracy provided for attendees thanks to NEH funding, from the Sequim Gazette.
Shannon Smith, executive director of the Wyoming Humanities Council, speaks with Wyoming Public Radio about the unique history between the NEH and the Equality State and how NEH grants have an outsize positive impact on Wyoming’s rural communities, from Wyoming Public Radio.
NEH Chairman Adams will visit the University of Illinois next week and deliver a speech – “The Common Good and NEH at 50” – as part of a series of events on campus marking the NEH’s 50th anniversary, from the Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette.
The NEH is launching the Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. grant program to bring together faculty, graduate students and administrators to identify ways to transform doctoral-level humanities preparation and promote greater integration of the humanities in the public sphere, from Inside Higher Education.
NEH Deputy Chairman Peggy Plympton spoke with WKAR host Scott Pohl on the history of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act and the distinctions between the NEH and NEA before appearing at a celebration at Michigan State University marking the 50th anniversaries of the two agencies, from WKAR-FM.