NEH in the News
Evelyn Higginbotham, co-editor of the 12-volume African American National Biography and editor of The Harvard Guide to African-American History, was selected as one of the 10 recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal conferred in a September 10 ceremony at the White House, from The Afro.
Angel Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of Hamilton College’s Digital Humanities Initiative, has been awarded with an NEH ODH grant to support a three-week long summer institute on “Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies," from The Spectator.
As tech companies and new apps claim to be disruptive gamechangers with regards to online higher education, the fact remains that the bulk of current digital humanities data visualization projects rely on traditional research universities or the NEH for funding. “Despite an annual budget of less than $150 million, the agency has invested in more than 70,000 humanities projects since its inception. When it comes to funding digital projects, the NEH Office of the Digital Humanities is second to none," from PC Magazine.
An in-depth look at the results of the first round of the new Public Scholar program and how grant recipients are already seeing impacts in reception of their works. Kembrew McLeod, University of Iowa professor and Public Scholar awardee: “The wonderful thing about the announcement of the Public Scholar program was that I received several inquiries from great presses and editors at great presses, both trade and university. I have nothing but praise for both the program and my experience interacting with people at the NEH," from Library Journal.
In the wake of the national Clemente Course program winning a National Humanities Medal, participants in Utah comment on the importance of the humanities and how it has broadened their education and world perspective, from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Since May 2014, dozens of faculty, students and staff at Angelo State University in Texas have been involved in coordinating several exhibits and events marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, including participating in the NEH-supported “War Stories: West Texans from WWI to the Present” project to collect and archive war testimonies and materiel from regional Vietnam veterans, from the San Angelo Standard-Times.