On Jan. 14, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced $30.9 million in grants to 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
In Connecticut, the four grantees are:
- Oksana Chefranova of Yale University in New Haven, $60,000 to research and write a book about Russian filmmaker Evgenii Bauer (1865-1917), regarding “his work in garden design, theater and film and his impact on artistic movements in Russia between 1880 and 1917.”
- Eileen Kane of Connecticut College in New London, $60,000 to research and write a book, “Emigration from Russia and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1840s–1940s.”
- Sufia Uddin of Connecticut College in New London, $60,000 to produce a website about Hindu and Muslim traditions and ceremonies venerating the saint Bonbibi in the Sundarban island region of Bangladesh and India.
- Dorit Bar-On of University of Connecticut in Storrs, $60,000 to research and write a book about the origins of language.