NEH in the News
“Bison: The American Buffalo Then, Now and Tomorrow” – a former NEH On the Road exhibit developed by the Kauffman Museum in Kansas – has found a new home at the National Buffalo Museum in North Dakota, where it has supplanted a prior exhibit and provided clearer, “more coherent” information on the history and future of the North American mammal, from the Jamestown Sun.
The NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have partnered to announce a new grant program, the NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication program, which will support recipients pursuing research projects requiring digital expression and digital publication, from Inside Higher Education.
The Children's Museum of Manhattan has unveiled a new exhibit -- "America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" -- introducing children and their families to the cultures, foods, music, textiles, languages, and architecture of international and American Muslim communities, thanks to NEH support, from WNYW-TV.
The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association of Old Deerfield in Massachusetts will host a pair of NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops for educators this July focusing on the town of Deerfield's role as a frontier settlement during the colonial period, particularly the raid of February 29, 1704, when French and Native American allies attacked the town and took 112 colonists on a 300-mile forced march into captivity in Quebec, from the Recorder.
In his delivery of the annual Future of the Humanities lecture at Cornell's Society for the Humanities last week, Chairman Adams spoke of increasing public skepticism of the value of the humanities and called for the restructuring of the undergraduate humanities curriculum toward preparation for citizenship and a shift in humanities graduate training toward careers beyond the academy, from the Cornell Chronicle.
Jill Robbins, Dean of the UC Merced School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, has received an NEH Fellowship to support the completion of her book about the role of poetry in the recovery of Spain from terrorist train bombing attacks on March 11, 2004 that killed 191 people, from UC Merced News.
Thanks to NEH support, the Richmond Public Library has been hosting a series of weekly events showing clips from the film Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and hosting discussions about the development of a diverse metro-Richmond whose Latino population resists categorization within the area's long-standing binary racial framework, from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of 20 universities including the University of Massachusetts and its Public History Program, has received a $250,000 NEH grant in support of "States of Incarceration," a traveling exhibit, web platform, and curricula series focusing on mass incarceration and its impact on the public and the nation, from UMass News.
New databases collating information on escaped slaves -- including the NEH-supported "Freedom on the Move" project at Cornell -- are enabling historians and descendants of slaves to trace family trees, identify patterns of escape, and unveil forgotten histories of slavery's impact in the US, Canada and the UK, from the New York Times.