NEH in the News
The NEH – along with the US State Department, US Embassy in Beijing, and the NEA – is supporting the tour of three US musical bands from public radio’s “American Routes” program to participate in the Meet-in-Beijing Festival in China from April 30 through May 3. The bands selected represent distinctly American music styles including cowboy ballads/Western swing, New Orleans jazz, and ranchera/norteño songs of the US Southwest, from Tulane University News.
Norwich University in Vermont will work with the Vermont Humanities Council to host “Standing Together: A Veterans Book Group” from May through July in the towns of Northfield and South Burlington, from the Northfield News.
An NEH planning grant of $40,000 has been awarded to the Human Rights Project at Bard College to create a full searchable streaming and downloadable English-language archive of the 1,800-hour, 4-year-long war crimes trial of former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević, from Bard News.
Shaul Kelner, associate professor of Jewish studies and sociology at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded an NEH summer research grant to work on his project “Mobilizing for Soviet Jews: American Religion, Cold War Culture, and Identity Politics,” a look at how grassroots campaigns in the US worked to secure emigration rights for Jews in the former Soviet Union, from Vanderbilt News.
The Capital City Arts Initiative in Carson City will be host the plein air paintings of Ron Arthaud showcasing scenes of rural eastern Nevada from now through June 30 thanks to NEH support, from the Nevada Appeal.
Carolyn Nadeau, professor of Hispanic studies at Illinois Wesleyan University, has received NEH fellowship funding to support her work translating and analyzing Arte de Cocina, Pasteleria, Vizcocheria y Conservia, a 17th century cookbook compiled by the head chef to Spain’s Kings Philip III and IV, from The Pantagraph.