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November 2014 Awards List

December 6, 2012 | By Public Programs Staff

Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics


International Documentary Association

Los Angeles, CA

Award: Outright; $69,983.00

Development of an 83-minute documentary film about the Teatro Povero di Monticchiello, a community theatrical tradition in Tuscany.

Una Sensible Perdida/We Regret the Loss

Community Television Foundation of South Florida, Inc.

Miami, FL

Award: Outright; $74,861.00

Development of a one-hour documentary on the life and legacy of Cuban writer José Lezama Lima.

Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon

Andrea Simon

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $291,902.00

Production of a one-hour documentary on the Bulgarian Jewish filmmaker Angel Wagenstein.

Gertrude Bell: Letters from Baghdad

Independent Feature Project, Inc.

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $350,000.00

Production of 90-minute documentary on Gertrude Bell (1868–1926), who played a crucial role in the creation of Iraq and the modern Middle East.

Falconry: A History of Cultural Traditions

Southern Documentary Fund

Durham, NC

Award: Outright; $75,000.00

Development of a 90-minute film exploring the cultural and historical significance of falconry in cultures around the world.

Digital Projects for the Public

Walden, a game

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Award: Outright; $100,000.00

The creation of a prototype for a first-person video game that allows players to engage with author Henry David Thoreau’s first year at Walden Pond.

Pox in the City: A 3-D Strategy Game for the History of Medicine

Richard Stockton College of NJ

Galloway, NJ

Award: Outright; $99,837.00

Development of a prototype for an interactive, web-based game on the early 19th-century smallpox outbreak in Philadelphia.

Slavery in the North Website

Historic Hudson Valley

Pocantico Hills, NY

Award: Outright; $30,000.00

Development of a website that explores northern slavery through individual stories that illustrate how enslaved people endured and resisted the institution of slavery.

The Creation of Digital Memorialization Applications for the AIDS Memorial Quilt

The New School

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $30,000.00

Development of web-based “public interactives” to provide cultural and social history for the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Digital Civil Rights Radio

The University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC

Award: Outright; $28,323.00

Development of a website that makes accessible and interprets digitized recordings of non-commercial, independent radio broadcasts that provided local accounts of the civil rights and black power movements.

Exploring the Four Elements: Toward a Digital Environmental History of the Americas

Brown University

Providence, RI

Award: Outright; $29,755.00

Development of a series of online and on-site exhibits examining the ways that the ecological elements of earth, air, fire, and water were interpreted by the inhabitants of the early Americas.

Cooperative Agreements

Bridging Cultures: Latino Americans, Implementation Phase

American Library Association

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $1,484,032.00

To support the implementation of public programming on the topic of Latino American history and culture.

NEH on the Road

The following organizations received $1,000 grants for ancillary public humanities programs to accompany NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions.

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Wyandotte County Government

Bonner Springs, KS

Wild Land

Brown County Historical Society, Inc.

Hiawatha, KS

For All the World to See

Stearns History Museum

St. Cloud, MN

House and Home

City of Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM

House and Home

Bucks County Historical Society

Doylestown, PA


Texas A & M University at Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

For All the World to See

County of Bell

Belton, TX

Our Lives, Our Stories

City of Lubbock

Lubbock, TX

Our Lives, Our Stories

Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council

Stephenville, TX

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Panola College

Carthage, TX

Wild Land

City of Provo

Provo, UT