NEH in the News
Illinois College of Jacksonville, IL has been declared a recipient of a $200,000 NEH Challenge Grant; the college will use this grant seed money to leverage an additional $600,000 in donations toward expanding and improving archival storage capacity at the on-campus Schewe Library, from The State Journal-Register.
The remains of 31 French settlers from the early 18th century -- discovered through a four-year, NEH-funded excavation by a University of Southern Mississippi anthropology professor -- were formally reinterred in a unique ceremony marking historical ties between France and the Gulf Coast in Biloxi, MS, from Mississippi Press.
The Elmhurst Historical Museum will host an NEH-supported special event and concert on January 5, 2014 in honor of Illinois’ “Prairie Poet” Carl Sandburg and his American Songbag project, from the Chicago Tribune.
The Pickford Community Library in Pickford, MI has been selected to receive an NEH-ALA Muslim Journeys Bookshelf and will host five discussion sessions on the program in March and April of next year, from the Soo Evening News.
"Slavery, in Fact and Fiction," an analysis of Herman Melville's Benito Cereno and its origins using data from the NEH-supported Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database to elucidate the true story of West African slaves who rebelled and commandeered a slave-ship off the coast of South America, from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine and International Center for Osteopathic History in Kirksville, MO has been awarded a $6,000 NEH Preservation Assistance Grant to train museum and area public library staff in artifact handling, risk assessment and disaster response, from KTVO-TV.
Colorado insitutions receive a combined $544,343 in new federal arts and humanities grants, including $253,343 from the NEH to fund fellowships and educational programming at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Longmont Museum, and Colorado State University – Pueblo, from The Denver Post.
The Litchfield Historical Society, with other local partners, will be showing the NEH’s Created Equal films at two locations in northwestern Connecticut from January through March 2014, from the Litchfield County Times.
The Rhode Island Historical Society has been awarded a private grant from the Champlin Foundations that will -- in concert with grants from IMLS, the National Park Service, and the NEH -- complete funding requirements to renovate and rehabilitate the Society’s library facility containing 5,000 manuscripts, 100,000 books and 9 million feet of film, from the Providence Journal.