NEH in the News
Professors Laura Dassow Walls and Sophie White have been awarded NEH fellowships to complete a comprehensive biography of Henry Thoreau and a book that seeks to recount and explore autobiographical narratives embedded in the legal testimonies of slaves, respectively, from Notre Dame News.
Almost 6,000 Missouri elementary school students participated in ‘Civil War Archives Alive!’, an interactive 40-minute performance covering the experiences of slaves, citizens and soldiers in Missouri in the 1860s, thanks to support from the Missouri Humanities Council and the NEH, from KTVO-TV.
The historic original lantern from the Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha’s Vineyard will be moved to the future home of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum thanks to an NEH conservation grant, from the Vineyard Gazette.
The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has won a $37,982 NEH preservation grant allowing the institution to begin digitizing 120 linear feet of archival records detailing Moravian mission work in the Caribbean, and especially in the US Virgin Islands, from the Virgin Islands Daily News.
Thanks to NEH’s Standing Together initiative, Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock is able to offer course credit and free participation for veterans in their new “Creative Nonfiction Writing for Veterans” course, and participants in the inaugural semester were invited to present selections of their stories at the Arkansas Literary Festival, from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The Mountaintop Project, supported by the NEH and philanthropists, has unveiled a new mobile app and fully restored the second and third floors of Jefferson’s Monticello estate, two years into its ambitious project to restore the historic site, from the Charlottesville Daily Progress.
Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history at North Central College, has been awarded an NEH summer stipend to continue his research into the biography and works of Elias Ashmole; the professor intends to visit the Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK as part of his stipend work, from the Chicago Tribune.
The Fort Morgan Library & Museum in Colorado wil be the first museum in the US to host “The Power of Children: Making a Difference” – a new traveling exhibit sponsored by NEH that explores the stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White, three children who were key actors at fulcrum moments in modern world history, from the Fort Morgan Times.
The NEH – along with the US State Department, US Embassy in Beijing, and the NEA – is supporting the tour of three US musical bands from public radio’s “American Routes” program to participate in the Meet-in-Beijing Festival in China from April 30 through May 3. The bands selected represent distinctly American music styles including cowboy ballads/Western swing, New Orleans jazz, and ranchera/norteño songs of the US Southwest, from Tulane University News.
Norwich University in Vermont will work with the Vermont Humanities Council to host “Standing Together: A Veterans Book Group” from May through July in the towns of Northfield and South Burlington, from the Northfield News.