NEH in the News
Almost a million dollars in NEH grants are going toward humanities projects in the state of Michigan including a project to digitize archival materials related to African popular music and the development of a database prototype documenting medical records of involuntary sterilization procedures in California, from Associated Press.
Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Slavery by Another Name," has received a $300,000 NEH grant to support the creation of "The Harvest," a documentary film about desegregation of the public school system in Leland, Mississippi from 1970-1982, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The project "Freedom on the Move" -- a joint venture launched by Cornell history professor Edward Baptist, the Cornell University Library, and the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research -- is compiling all North American runaway slave advertisements into a collaborative database of information, thanks to an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, from the Ithaca Voice.
Thanks to a $100,000 NEH grant, the University of California Riverside's School of Medicine has been able to integrate humanities curriculum into its instruction of doctors, improving empathy and communication skills. “With the type of funding that the NEH provides, we were able to create synergies across disciplines, and the impact of that work is incredibly profound,” says Milagros Peña, Dean of UC Riverside College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from University of California News.
Work is underway to host a focus group in Jamestown, New York to steer that city's participation in the Democratic Dialogue Project, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities that will host six town hall meetings on inequality in national life across the Empire State, funded by a $200,000 NEH grant, from WRFA-FM.