NEH in the News
The NEH has awarded Assumption College history professor Mark Christensen with a federal grant to support his work translating and analyzing a rare manuscript written in Yucatec Maya and dating from the late 18th-century, from the Worcester Telegram.
Write-up of NEH Chairman Adams’ Public Scholar initiative, connecting it to the agency’s long-held interest in injecting the public sphere with humanities-rich content and elaborating on how the initiative hopes to work around academic bottlenecks and accessibility issues, from the Washington Post.
Two NEH grants of $100,000 apiece are being given to game developers as part of a new agency initiative “Digital Projects for the Public.” The games – “Pox in the City” and “Walden” – focus on two instances in American history: the smallpox epidemic in early 19th century Philadelphia and Henry David Thoreau’s seclusion at Walden Pond in 1845. Players will navigate game environments combining puzzle-solving and educational information, from the Los Angeles Times.
Researchers at two Indiana universities are sharing more than $630,000 in funding for projects including one exploring the life of naturalist Henry David Thoreau and one studying the 1950s calypso craze, from the Journal-Gazette.