NEH in the News
NEH grants totalling more than $69,000 are supporting two projects in the lower Hudson Valley of New York -- one grant will support the group Historic Hudson valley to create an education project on Washington Irving and the art of storytelling while the other will go to the Jacob Burns Film Center to assist them in creating a curriculum for 8th graders on the civil rights movement, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Historical Society, from WAMC-FM.
A recent $40,000 NEH grant to New York's Green-Wood Cemetery will allow experts to determine best practices for digitizing the cemetery's archives and open data to researchers interested in tracking city demographics, socioeconomic development, and disease outbreaks, from CityLab.
McHenry County Community College in Crystal Lake, Illinois will move forward with their project "Journey Home" -- designed to create a series of humanities-based courses and partnerships to help veterans transition back into civilian life -- now that an NEH grant has been awarded, from Northwest Herald.
With a grant from the NEH, Professor Rebecca Benefiel, professor of classics at Washington and Lee University, and a team of scholars will digitally catalogue, contextualize, and analyze ancient Roman graffiti at Pompeii, unveiling a form of communication more in line with modern social media than we assume, from The Atlantic.
South Florida State College has been awarded a $99,619 grant from the NEH to support "A Sense of Home: From Cultural Conflict to Coexistence in Florida's Heartland," a three-year humanities initiative to incorporate more information on the cultures of Florida's indigenous and immigrant communities into humanites curricula offered at SFSC, from Highlands Today.
The UW-Madison Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the Mills Music Library received an NEH grant of $230,000 to digitize a historic collection of music and sound recordings reflecting the auditory history and cultural traditions of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, from the Daily Cardinal.