NEH in the News
Damian Fleming, associate professor in the Department of English and Linguistics at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne, will give a presentation next week on his discovery of the oldest example of pseudo-Hebrew alphabets in an Anglo-Saxon manuscript at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University – a research project enabled by his winning an NEH Summer Stipend to travel to Oxford, from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
An editorial tribute to the Library of America for its work maintaining more than 270 American classics in print, and to the NEH for providing the project with $1.2 million in seed money, from the Providence Journal.
Thanks to the NEH-supported Photogrammar project launched by Yale University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, more than 170,000 photos taken by government photographers (including Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans) from 1935-1945 are now available for free public view online, from Good Housekeeping.
A two-year NEH Chronicling America grant of $294,655 allowed the State Historical Society-Archives in Pierre, South Dakota to digitize and publicly share more than 17,000 microfilm rolls of historic newspapers originally published in the Mount Rushmore State between 1859 and 1922, from the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan.
In an era of constrained federal spending, the NEH and NEA highlight their fifty years of investing in American culture and scholarship with an eye toward cost-effectiveness, from the Los Angeles Times.
NEH Council member and President of Oberlin College, Marvin Krislov, pens an op-ed praising the NEH and NEA for disbursing over $13.8 billion in direct and leveraged grant funds since their creation, including support for several notable arts and humanities projects in Ohio, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Art reviewer Holland Cotter tours the Whitney Museum of American Art as it hosts the NEH-supported exhibit “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” and finds the exhibit “a tight, rich package” showing an “alternative version” of American modernism that contains “a complicated political and moral tenor," from the New York Times.