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NEH in the News

Selected articles on NEH-supported projects.
Posted: November 26, 2010 Editors at the NEH-supported Mark Twain Papers & Project at UC Berkeley publish volume one of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, 100 years after the author’s death. Coverage in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Time, the Los Angeles Times,the Guardian, and NPR.
Posted: November 23, 2010 Article in the Alexandria Gazette Packet on preparations for the Civil War sesquicentennial in Virginia and the NEH-supported statewide “An American Turning Point: the Civil War in Virginia” project.
Posted: November 22, 2010 The University of Virginia Library was awarded an NEH Preservation and Access grant to preserve and digitize Civil Rights-era news footage from the WSLS-TV archives, in the Associated Press, and UVA's The Cavalier Daily.
Posted: November 22, 2010 U.S. Department of State profile of Columbia Professor Emeritus, Ehsan Yarshater, editor of the 35-volume NEH-funded Encyclopaedia Iranica.
Posted: November 20, 2010 The New York Times reports on the NEH-supported Autobiography of Mark Twain, a best-seller 100 years after his death: “Mark Twain’s Autobiography Flying Off the Shelves.”
Posted: November 19, 2010 The Salt Lake Tribune article on NEH-funded exhibit: “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation” at the Park City Museum in Utah.
Posted: November 19, 2010 The Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey has created an archive of Holocaust and genocide survivor artifacts to be housed in a new 3,800-square-foot facility, thanks in part to an NEH Challenge Grant. Article in the New Jersey Jewish News.
Posted: November 17, 2010 The New York Times article, “Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities’ Riches” on projects created through NEH’s Digging Into Data Challenge, a grant program that challenges digital scholars to answer the question “what would you do with a million books?” The Digging Into Data Challenge is administered by the NEH in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Great Britain’s JISC. (Accompanying blog post and podcast.)
Posted: November 9, 2010 In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, The Washington Post hosted a live web-chat with Ken Burns about his NEH-funded documentary series, The Civil War.
Posted: November 8, 2010 NEH-funded Jazz Loft Project wins a 2010 ASCAP award for its multimedia presentation of the work of Life magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, who captured the lives and light night performances of such jazz greats as Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Thelonius Monk, and the prominent artists who followed NYC’s jazz scene in the 50s and 60s.