NEH in the News
An interview with Eastern Kentucky University professor Mike Austin, who created a philosophy course focused on the question “Do we need God for the good life?” thanks to an NEH Enduring Questions grant, from the Huffington Post.
The Bell County Museum in Belton, Texas will host “House & Home,” a traveling exhibit funded by the NEH that encourages audiences to explore images and artifacts of American homes past and present, from the Temple Daily Telegram.
The panel event “Confined in the Land of Enchantment: The Untold Story of a Prison Camp in New Mexico” will take place on November 17 in Las Cruces, thanks to NEH support. Presenters will discuss the legacy of the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War, including the four camps located in New Mexico from 1942-1946, from KRWG-FM.
The NEH has awarded a $35,000 planning grant to the Alice Austen House in Staten Island that will allow the museum to hire up to five scholars to better interpret Austen’s photographic legacy and explore the significance of Austen’s partnership with companion Gertrude Tate, from Staten Island Live.
The NEH’s “Next Generation Humanities” grants offer institutions the ability to remake their humanities PhD programs to better reflect doctoral students’ differing and unique career paths outside of the more traditional academic track, from Campus Technology.
Rising Voices, a documentary supported by NEH funding that chronicles efforts to revive and sustain the Lakota language of the northern Plains, will air on public television this month, from the Argus Reader.
Jaweed Kaleem, senior religion reporter at HuffPo, interviews Evgenia Cherkasova, associate professor of philosophy at Suffolk University in Boston, about Cherkasova’s teaching of a course dedicated to exploring the meaning of life, made possible by an NEH Enduring Questions grant, from the Huffington Post.
During a visit to the University of Illinois last week, NEH Chairman Adams spoke with Illinois Public Media about the NEH’s Common Good initiative, the role humanities play in our everyday lives and as a connector to wider human history, and the value NEH has rendered as a federal agency in injecting $5.3 billion into supporting research, preservation, and development of America’s public cultural and historical heritage, from WILL-FM.