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NEH in the News

Selected articles on NEH-supported projects.
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.
Posted: November 8, 2010 Smithsonian American Art Museum webcast discussion of the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, a joint effort between NEH, the Smithsonian, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), American Institute for Conservation (AIC), U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help the Haitian government recover and restore Haiti’s cultural heritage after the January 2010 earthquake. Also the subject of a The New York Times article, “Rescuing Art from the Rubble of the Quake."
Posted: November 7, 2010 Philebrity interview with Nick Spitzer, host of NEH-funded American Public Radio’s American Routes program which explores the role of regional musical traditions in helping communities recover from economic or natural disasters.
Posted: October 30, 2010 The Higgins Armory Museum and faculty and students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass are using Wii-like technology to bring medieval jousting alive for visitors to the museum with an NEH Digital Start-Up grant. Article in Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Posted: October 28, 2010 KUT News in Austin, Texas on the opening of Humanities Texas’ new headquarters, a restored 1907 mansion, the Byrne-Reed House, supported by an NEH Challenge Grant.
Posted: October 21, 2010 Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art opened October 25, supported by an NEH Challenge Grant. Articles in the Fairfield Citizen, The New York Times, and The News-Times.
Posted: October 20, 2010 WCVB-TV in Boston interviews Elliot Bostwick Davis and Zakiya Thomas of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston about the museum’s new Art of the America’s wing and an NEH Challenge Grant to expand the MFA’s collection of works by African-American artists.