NEH in the News
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.
Capital Community College and the Connecticut Historical Society are hosting "Remembering G. Fox & Company" -- a program reflecting on the history of the Fox department store and its cultural and historical impact on downtown Hartford in the 20th century -- thanks to an NEH grant connecting community college course content with local cultural history and institutions, from the Hartford Courant.
Three University of Southern California professors – Steven Ross, John Pollini and Jacques Hymans – have been awarded NEH grants to research and publish respectively on the topics of a Jewish-American spy ring monitoring Nazi subterfuge in Hollywood in the pre-war period, the destruction and repurposing of polytheistic artworks and imagery in the former Roman Empire, and the process by which Japanese sovereignty was recognized by Western powers in the pre-WWI Meiji period, from USC News.