NEH in the News
18 year-old Ami Abou-Jaoude of Lexington, Kentucky was one of the most notable winners of the 2016 National History Day contest for his 2,500 word essay on the influence of Japanese woodblock artist Katsushika Hokusai upon Western Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. His win netted him a $1,000 prize and title of "NEH scholar," from Time.
Iraq War veteran Josh Zeis is one of the participants in the NEH-supported "Telling Stories, Creating Community" program at North Dakota State University, and has embraced the program's use of art, writing workshops and story-sharing as methods to unpack war memories and find others with similar experiences.
Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina is incorporating a series of campus changes to better acknowledge its students and staff who have served in the armed forces, inspired by the successful NEH funding of "America's Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memories," a two-year project to research, catalog, and incorporate the experiences of Traingle Region veterans into classroom studies, from the News & Observer.
NEH grant recipient Ricky Sethi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Fitchburg State University, explains how computational quanitifcation of art can assist students and artists in tracing the cultural history of art, prove artworks are forgeries, and show relationships between artists, their materials, and their changing styles over time, from The Conversation.
Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina has received an NEH grant of almost $100,000 to fund the project "America's Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memories." This project will involve collecting stories of military experiences from veterans living in the Research Triangle region and incorporating those experiences into courses in English, the arts and social sciences at Wake Tech.