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Costica Bradatan

Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Costica Bradatan

Name: Costica Bradatan 
City and State: Lubbock, TX

Aerial view of Mitrou, near Tragana, Greece

High Life in the Bronze Age

Thirty-five hundred years ago, leading residents of Mitrou in Greece displayed their wealth and power through chariots, big buildings, fancy clothes, and refined cuisine.

View of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Slings, Arrows, and Deceit in the Western Reaches of Alaska

The Yup’ik have managed to not only survive for generations in a harsh region at the northwestern edge of the American continents, but to build a resilient and enduring way of life.

One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building by Judith Dupré

Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Judith Dupré

NEH Public Scholar Judith Dupré on her "biography" of One World Trade Center

Photograph of evangelicals Edith and Ralph Norton.

Looking for the Antichrist: A Sign of the Times in Rome

American missionaries interviewed Benito Mussolini about the end of the world.

Soldiers listen to music on their way from England to Normandy, 1944

War, Vinyl and Print: Music for the Troops during World War II

The Army Special Services initiated a large-scale effort using music to strengthen cohesion, boost patriotism, and lift morale among the troops.

Portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams

The Founding Fathers in a Digital Age

The papers of the Founding Fathers - personal letters, private diaries, even financial records - reveal the humanity beyond the statues, portraits, and memorials.

A native fisherman in the river, with mountains in the distance.

Two Americans in Paradise: Henry Adams and John La Farge on the Island of Tahiti

Four months before Gauguin arrived in 1891, two Americans sought to explore the “real” Tahiti, to experience its landscape and understand its history. One was a wealthy intellectual, the other a painter.

David Livingstone, by Frederick Havill

The Lost Diary of David Livingstone

PBS documentary reveals the fruits of NEH-supported digitization and research

Thomas A. Edison, 1884, New York Public Library

Heartbreak at Menlo Park

The examination of the iconic inventor’s documents reveal both scientific and personal developments.

the white dome of St. Peter's Basilica

The Horoscope of St. Peter’s

Artists, patrons, theologians, philosophers, and scientists of the Italian Renaissance engaged with theories of the heavens, sharing a common belief in the power of planetary forces.

Posted: August 2, 2017

Scholarly Editions and Translations 2017

Scholarly Editions and Translations program awardees

Posted: August 2, 2017

Collaborative Research 2017

Collaborative Research program awardees 2017

Posted: August 2, 2017

Public Scholar 2017

Public Scholar program awardees 2017

Posted: April 11, 2017

FPIRI Awards 2017

The Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) program makes grants in support of fellowship programs for scholars administered by one of two groups: independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; and American overseas research centers and other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures.

Posted: December 14, 2016

Japan Fellowships 2016

Grants awarded in the 2016 Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan competition.

Posted: December 14, 2016

Awards for Faculty 2016

This program supports individual faculty members or staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences.

Posted: December 14, 2016

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication 2016

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be essential to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics being addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication.

Posted: February 21, 2017

Regional Workshops, Winter/Spring 2017

NEH workshops are open to all scholars in the region, regardless of their institutional affiliation, and are free. Advance registration is highly recommended, and in some cases may be required. Workshops may include an overview of NEH funding opportunities, tips for writing competitive proposals, an explanation of the review process, and an opportunity for Q&A.

Posted: February 3, 2016

Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities for HBCUs

Free webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) at the NEH.

Posted: January 6, 2016

Webinar on Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) at the NSF

A free and accessible webinar is scheduled for January 19, 2016 for the Documenting Endangered Languages Program, which is a joint U.S. funding initiative led by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Posted: January 5, 2016

Regional Workshops, Winter/Spring 2016

NEH Grant Application Workshops are intended for anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies. 

Posted: January 15, 2015

Regional Workshops: Winter/Spring 2015

NEH Grant Application Workshops are intended for anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies.  Workshops listed here are conducted by Program Officers from the Division of Research.

Posted: December 19, 2014

NEH at the AHA 2015 conference

NEH offerings at the 2015 AHA conference.

Posted: July 10, 2014

NEH at the 2014 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting

Several NEH staff members from across the Endowment’s offices and divisions will be attending the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Washington, DC, from August 27th through August 31st.

Thank you for your interest in NEH support for humanities research conducted by individual scholars at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. 

Mark Silver, Senior Program Officer in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)'s Division of Research, introduces NEH's new Public Scholar grant program.

Posted: November 6, 2013

Verdi Uncensored

portrait of Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi faced censorship from a number of authorities during his long career. He was forced to change many of his libretti because of the politics of the day.

Montpelier video thumb

A four-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting the archaeological excavation of slave quarters at James Madison's Montpelier.