NEH in the News
The Portland Japanese Garden will be closed for six months as it constructs a cultural village and the International Institute for Japanese Garden Arts and Culture, supported by a $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant and more than $20 million in leveraged private donations, from Oregon Live.
Thanks to NEH funding, the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War” has arrived at the Alachua County Headquarters Library in Florida, where it will remain until August 21, from the Gainesville Sun.
Thirty K-12 teachers will participate in a three-week long program in Bluffton, South Carolina on “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” thanks to a $200,000 NEH grant awarded to J. Brent Morris, an assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, from Bluffton Today.
Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley and the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute are teaming up to launch “College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education,” a digital repository of historic documents, photos, and other artifacts of the history of the Seven Sisters schools based on a planning grant awarded by NEH in 2014, from Bryn Mawr News.
Steve Goss from NPR’s Atlanta affiliate interviews Chairman Adams on a wide range of topics, including the NEH's Public Scholar program and The Common Good initiative, the centrality of the humanities to social and political issues, and his recent visit to the state of Georgia, from WABE-FM.
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Regina Root has been awarded an NEH grant to study and photograph the ‘Tillett Tapestry’ – a 104-foot-long embroidery detailing the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Spain, created by Anglo-American designer Leslie Tillett and hundreds of artisans and completed in 1977, from William & Mary News.
Jon Wilcox, chairman of the Department of English at the University of Iowa, is presenting a four-week seminar for medieval studies scholars this summer, titled “The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts: Interpretation Through Production,” thanks to an NEH grant, from the Iowa City Press-Citizen.