NEH in the 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.
NEH Chairman William Adams and Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed announced the awarding of 14 NEH grants totaling more than $100,000 to organizations and institutions in the Ocean State, from RI Public Radio.
On April 10, NEH hosted scholars and officials from the US and the People’s Republic of China for the Fourth US-China Cultural Forum. Attendees included Chinese Vice-Minister of Culture Ding Wei, Vice-Dean of the Academy of Ancient Chinese Studies Liu Dong, and Harvard Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations Peter Bol, from China Daily USA.