NEH in the News
Capital Community College and the Connecticut Historical Society are hosting "Remembering G. Fox & Company" -- a program reflecting on the history of the Fox department store and its cultural and historical impact on downtown Hartford in the 20th century -- thanks to an NEH grant connecting community college course content with local cultural history and institutions, from the Hartford Courant.
Three University of Southern California professors – Steven Ross, John Pollini and Jacques Hymans – have been awarded NEH grants to research and publish respectively on the topics of a Jewish-American spy ring monitoring Nazi subterfuge in Hollywood in the pre-war period, the destruction and repurposing of polytheistic artworks and imagery in the former Roman Empire, and the process by which Japanese sovereignty was recognized by Western powers in the pre-WWI Meiji period, from USC News.
The community of Scarborough, Maine -- including its public library, historical society, and middle school -- will participate in the NEH-supported "One Book, One Community" program this March by reading Billy Boy: The Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine, from the Scarborough Leader.
Lycoming College will host Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams to present "Rethinking Black Power and Black Politics" as part of the college's participation in showing allf our films in the NEH-funded Created Equal film series, from Lycoming College News.
February 20 is the last day that the NEH-supported exhibit "Dust, Drought, and Dreams" -- a traveling display covering the Dust Bowl and its impacts - will be featured at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos, NM, from the Los Alamos Daily Post.
Beginning on March 3, “Telling: Tampa Bay” – a project to have veterans present their stories of war experiences in scripted theatre performances, supported with funding from the Florida Humanities Council – will tour four theatres in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa and Largo, Florida, from the Tampa Bay Times.
The Siouxland Libraries in South Dakota will be hosting viewings of all four of the NEH-funded Created Equal film series from now through February 28, including panel discussions of local residents telling their experiences of growing up black in midcentury Sioux Falls, from the Argus Leader.