NEH in the News
Melanie Kiechle, assistant professor at Virginia Tech, has received an NEH fellowship to conduct research for her book Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Urban America, 1840-1900. The book will focus on the impact of industrialization and development in 19th century America and how it affected the way people view clean air, clean water, and the naturalness of smells, from the Augusta Free Press.
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries have received an NEH Challenge Grant worth $500,000 to create an endowment fund that will broaden access to humanities resources relating to Jewish communities in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, from Inside UF.
Video interview by PBS correspondent Jeffrey Brown of NEH Chairman William Adams and NEA Chairman Jane Chu wherein they discuss the economic and social importance of arts and the humanities, the NEH’s Common Good initiative, and the value extracted from both agencies’ relatively small budgets, from PBS Newshour.
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia has seen a 27% increase in attendance compared to 2013 totals, a success the museum attributes to its hosting of the NEH-supported ‘Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American’ exhibit from March 13 through October 26, 2014, from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Haskell Indian Nations University will use a federal grant of $99,800 from the NEH to create a literature program aimed at improving remedial English among the school’s freshmen, from Kansas First News.
Sarah Lepinski, Program Officer from the NEH’s Division of Preservation and Research will be on-hand at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archeological Institute of America in New Orleans to meet with potential grant-recipients and share information regarding NEH funding opportunities, from the Archaeological Institute of America.