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November 2016 Awards List

December 31, 2016 | By Public Programs Staff

Division of Public Programs Awards List

November Council 2016

 

Digital Projects for the Public

Discovery

Buried Ships and the San Francisco Coast Line

Exploratorium

San Francisco, CA

Award: Outright; $30,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Development of a place-based mobile app that explores the history of the changing landscape of downtown San Francisco by investigating the more than 65 ships buried beneath the city.

Flight Paths: Mapping Our Changing Neighborhoods

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Award: Outright; $30,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Development of an interactive website that examines the impact of de-urbanization in the Rust Belt revealed by the changing racial and socioeconomic demographics of Gary, Indiana.

Learning Experiences about the Declaration of Independence

President and Fellows of Harvard College

Cambridge, MA

Award: Outright; $30,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Development of interactive tools for middle and high school students based upon the grievances and rights articulated by British colonists in the Declaration of Independence.

A History of African American Music: Interactive Digital Timeline Discovery Project

Carnegie Hall Society

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $30,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Development of a web experience and on-site interactives focused on the history of African American music at Carnegie Hall.

Biography of a Book

New York Academy of Medicine

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $30,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Development of an interactive exhibition that explores the production and use of 12 books and manuscripts to illustrate how knowledge was transferred through books.

Incorrigibles

New York Foundation for the Arts

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $25,000.00 

Match; $5,000.00

Development of a multiplatform project that examines the history of detention facilities and incarceration of young women from the early 20th century to the present.

Evaluating Digital Platforms for an Immersive Ancient Egyptian Experience

Carnegie Institute

Pittsburgh, PA

Award: Outright; $19,967.00 

Match; $9,995.00

Development of an immersive digital platform for new exhibitions on ancient Egypt.

Hearing the Americas

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Award: Outright; $29,996.00 

Match; $0.00

Development of a website that explores the transnational history of American popular music.

Digital Projects for the Public

Prototyping

Walking Cinema: Museum of the Hidden City

Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.

Boston, MA

Award: Outright; $100,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Prototyping of a mobile application and website exploring the history of housing and urban design in San Francisco.

A History of Dominican Music in the U.S.

CUNY Research Foundation, City College

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $99,999.00 

Match; $0.00

Prototyping of a website exploring the variety of

Dominican music and its genres in the United States.

Digital Projects for the Public

Production

Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Window to the World Communications, Inc.

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $400,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Production of an interpretive website organizing the Studs Terkel archive along with accompanying public programming and curriculum materials.

People as Property: Stories of Northern Colonial Enslavement

Historic Hudson Valley

Pocantico Hills, NY

Award: Outright; $400,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Production of a website exploring slavery in the colonial North with a focus on the individual stories of enslaved people at Philipsburg Manor, an 18th-century historic plantation site.

Slavery and the African American Experience in Virginia, 1619-1861: A Project of Encyclopedia Virginia

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Award: Outright; $366,373.00 

Match; $0.00

Production of new digital content and related K-12 classroom materials on the history of African American enslavement for Encyclopedia Virginia.

Supplement

The Great Stories Club: Reading and Discussion for At-Risk Youth Supplement

American Library Association

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $75,004.00 

Match; $0.00

Supplementary funding for a one-year planning effort to develop and pilot three new Great Stories Club reading and discussion series for underserved and at-risk young adults.

Cooperative Agreements

American Experience: Documentary Films on Science

WGBH Educational Foundation

Boston, MA

Award: Outright; $800,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Production of two hour-long films for American Experience that examine the topic of science, society, and motherhood.

American Masters of Science: Two Documentaries on James Watson and Oliver Sacks

WNET

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $800,000.00 

Match; $0.00

Production of two documentaries on prominent scientists, James Watson and Oliver Sacks, for broadcast on public television.

NEH on the Road

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

House and Home

Elmhurst Historical Museum

Elmhurst, IL

Power of Children

Old State Capitol Foundation, Inc.

Baton Rouge, LA

Bandits and Heroes

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

Bandits and Heroes

Worcester Center for Crafts

Worcester, MA

Power of Children

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County

Moorhead, MN

House and Home

City of Provo

Provo, UT

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Park City Historical Society and Museum

Park City, UT

Spirited: Prohibition in America

Washakie Museum

Worland, WY