NEH in the News
The Gould Academy, the Bethel Historical Society and the Bethel Library Association in Maine will be teaming up to present two special events – a book discussion on Ambrose Bierce and a film screening on women soldiers in the Civil War – thanks to NEH funding, from the Lewiston Sun-Journal.
The Southwest Harbor Public Library in Maine will be hosting a discussion on Fatima Mernissi's Dreams of Trespass, an NEH "Muslim Journeys" bookshelf book, on March 11, from the Mount Desert Islander.
The NEH’s support of a Digging Into Data project analyzing digitized databases of primary sources relating to the outbreak of ‘Spanish influenza’ in 1918 demonstrates how humanists can enhance and correct complex data-driven analysis, from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Folger Library has announced the full list of locations for the NEH-supported “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” program tour that will bring editions of the 1623-dated work to museums, colleges and libraries in all fifty states, the District, and Puerto Rico in 2016, from the Washington Post.
Thanks to an NEH grant of $227,000 to the Idaho State Historical Society, 9,150 pages of the Coeur d'Alene Press have been digitized and are available for free online through the Chronicling America website, from the Coeur d'Alene Press.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) visited the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT to congratulate the museum for netting a second NEH Preservation Assistance Grant and to discuss the importance of federal funding for the arts and the humanities in FY 2016, from the West Hartford News.