NEH in the News
The NEH-supported “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008” – featuring almost 150 paintings, prints, and memorabilia relating to the New York City amusement park – tours at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT from February through May 31, from the Boston Globe.
Pearl McHaney, associate dean for fine arts and associate professor of English at Georgia State University, will be presenting on Mississippi writer Eudora Welty at three events in Jackson, MS on February 11-12. The events are free and open to the public, and are supported by funding from the NEH and the Mississippi Humanities Council, from the Clarion-Ledger.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will be screening Slavery by Another Name, one of four civil rights-focused documentaries supported by NEH through the Created Equal film program. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. on February 5 and will feature a talk by Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, associate professor at the University of Memphis, from the Commercial Appeal.
Historic Deerfield Inc. in Massachusetts has received a $6,000 NEH Preservation Grant to purchase environmental monitoring equipment for the museum’s twelve historic houses, collection storage areas and exhibition galleries at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, from The Recorder.
Beginning in February, the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Southwest Harbor, ME will feature a book club discussion group focusing on the NEH-supported Muslim Journeys book collection, from the Mount Desert Islander.
KUAC-FM/TV and Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre in Alaska are working together to host a special dual event on February 1 featuring the airing of the NEH-supported PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered and the performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Athabaskan language of Gwich’in, from News Miner.
The NEH-supported touring exhibit “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” will be opening on January 28 at the Bell County Museum in Belton, TX, from the Killeen Daily Herald.
The NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have teamed up to offer the Humanities Open Book Project – a program to give grants to publishers to identify strong humanities books with broad interest, secure the copyrights, and publish them as e-books under a Creative Commons license, from the Chronicle of Higher Education: Ticker Blog.