NEH in the News
Rebecca Tuuri, assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi, has received an NEH Summer Stipend to support her research to complete her study "Careful Crusaders: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle," from Southern Miss Now.
UNC English Professor Hilary Lithgow and former combat medic-turned-Duke student John Howell are leading monthly reading and discussion groups for veterans at the Chapel Hill, North Carolina public library as part of NC Vets for Words, a program supported by the NEH's Standing Together initative, from the News and Observer.
The Arkansas State University Museum has won an NEH planning grant of almost $40,000 to develop conceptual design plans and project costs for a permanent exhibit on the 1950s music genre known as "rockabilly" and its intersections with socio-economic conditions in postwar America, from KASU-FM.
An NEH grant of $64,000 will allow Andrew Janiak, professor of philosophy at Duke, to host "New Narratives in Philosophy" -- a three-day conference where 30 philosophers from the US and seven other nations will discuss the often neglected work of early modern women philosophers such as Emilie du Chatelet and Damaris Cudworth Masham, from Duke Today.
NEH grants totalling more than $69,000 are supporting two projects in the lower Hudson Valley of New York -- one grant will support the group Historic Hudson valley to create an education project on Washington Irving and the art of storytelling while the other will go to the Jacob Burns Film Center to assist them in creating a curriculum for 8th graders on the civil rights movement, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society, from WAMC-FM.
A recent $40,000 NEH grant to New York's Green-Wood Cemetery will allow experts to determine best practices for digitizing the cemetery's archives and open data to researchers interested in tracking city demographics, socioeconomic development, and disease outbreaks, from CityLab.
McHenry County Community College in Crystal Lake, Illinois will move forward with their project "Journey Home" -- designed to create a series of humanities-based courses and partnerships to help veterans transition back into civilian life -- now that an NEH grant has been awarded, from Northwest Herald.