NEH in the News
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.
Barry University was awarded a $6,000 NEH preservation grant to assess BU’s Archives and Special Collections and determine what equipment will be needed to help monitor a collection including 5,400 rare books and 2,400 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, and maps, from Barry University News.
Virginia Union University in Richmond has received a $98,000 grant to support the creation of a learning community program focusing on African-American Heritage. The program will include the study of literature, history, and political science divided across four topics for four semesters, from WSET-TV.
The Carson City Community Center and Western Nevada College will serve as venues for the second annual Carson City International Film Weekend, thanks to grant support for Nevada Humanities and the NEH. Six films will be shown across both locations for five days this February, from the Nevada Appeal.
Thanks to the NEH and Yale University, more than 170,000 photographs taken on behalf of the federal government between 1935 and 1946 have been uploaded online to an interactive platform called Photogrammar, allowing for rare glimpses into life across the nation during that period, from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.