NEH in the 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.
An NEH planning grant of $40,000 has been awarded to the Human Rights Project at Bard College to create a full searchable streaming and downloadable English-language archive of the 1,800-hour, 4-year-long war crimes trial of former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević, from Bard News.
Shaul Kelner, associate professor of Jewish studies and sociology at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded an NEH summer research grant to work on his project “Mobilizing for Soviet Jews: American Religion, Cold War Culture, and Identity Politics,” a look at how grassroots campaigns in the US worked to secure emigration rights for Jews in the former Soviet Union, from Vanderbilt News.