NEH in the News
Review of Walter Isaacson’s presentation of the 43rd Jefferson Lecture, focusing on the lecture’s defense of the value of the humanities and heralding of the concept of the “human-technology symbiosis," as well as the audience’s enthusiastic reception to Isaacson’s “lively” delivery and “keen sense of comedic timing," from Inside Higher Education.
Review of “The Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences,” Walter Isaacson’s Jefferson Lecture, by critic Phil Kennicott, who says that Isaacson’s speech was “thought provoking” and “optimistic,” and that his lecture “profoundly…raises the question of whether the peril to the humanities today even comes from science…[or] is simply economic," from the Washington Post.
Summary of Walter Isaacson's delivery of the 43rd Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, with an emphasis on Isaacson's theses that the best developments in technology and science are moored in a deep appreciation and understanding of the humanities and that the potential achievements of those who embrace the "man-machine symbiosis" are vast and revolutionary, from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Dr. Ella Howard, assistant professor of History at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Georgia, has received an NEH fellowship to attend the “Doing Digital History” summer institute hosted at George Mason University. Dr. Howard is one of only 25 historians nationwide selected to attend the workshop, from the Savannah Tribune.
Carolyn Lyons-Reitz, a teacher at Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas, has been selected to participate in a summer institute in Germany funded by the NEH. The program Lyons-Reitz will participate in will focus on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, from the Dallas Morning News.
On April 29, Nick Spitzer, host of the NEH-supported “American Routes” radio program, will present a program of local Gulf Coast music at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA. These live performances will later be broadcast as part of the radio program on July 4, and will focus on exhibiting jazz, gospel, blues, and Cajun two-steps, from Nola Vie.
Area libraries in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania will be participating in the Film Forward program, a project of the Sundance Institute supported by NEH. Libraries will host viewings of one of the films showcased in the 2014 Film Forward series, followed by discussion, from PennLive.
#HackFSM, hosted by Digital Humanities at UCal—Berkeley and Bancroft Library, marks the first humanities-based hackathon event at Berkeley and encouraged participants to design a new interface for the general public to access digital documents relating to the campus’ Free Speech Movement. The winning team, comprised of both humanities and computer science majors, will have their project replace the library’s current interface, from The Daily Californian.