NEH in the News
Scholars, writers, poets, artists, cultural experts and more will come to celebrate the importance of the humanities and their impact on our increasingly complex world during Human/Ties, a four-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Charlottesville, Virginia from September 14-17.
University of Virginia Professor Steve Railton is working to create Digital Yoknapatawpha -- a complete digital archive, including interactive timelines, maps, and charts, outlining the fictional county in Mississippi where writer William Faulkner set his stories -- thanks to support from a $300,000 NEH grant.
Chairman Adams will visit the state of Delaware from September 6 through 8 to meet with the leadership of institutions and cultural heritage organizations in Delaware that have received NEH grants, speak with humanities faculty, undergraduates and doctoral students, and deliver a public talk on The Common Good and NEH's 50th anniversary at the University of Delaware in Newark.
The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia has won a $325,000 NEH grant to support its exhibit "1917: Gateway to the 20th Century" that documents the year America entered WWI, the Bolsheviks undertook revolution in Russia, and the Balfour Declaration was signed.
Matthew Sutton, professor of history at Washington State University, has won an NEH Public Scholar grant to complete his book (Un)Holy Spies: Religion and Espionage in World War II; his work will explore the roles missionaries, priests, and Christian activists played as spies and saboteurs for US intelligence and will be published in 2019.
J. Brent Morris, humanities chair at University of South Carolina Beaufort, will lead a three-week institute to train more than two dozen schoolteachers on the history of Reconstruction and its legacy in the coastal Carolinas thanks to NEH support.
The NEH has awarded the University of Chicago with a $349,919 challenge grant to develop better programming to hone humanities doctoral students' skills and widen job opportunities for them in industry, non-profits, and government.
Jack Rakove, professor of history, and Justin Leidwanger, assistant professors of classics, have each been awarded NEH grants; Professor Rakove's Public Scholar grant will allow him to write a book on the political history of the US Constitution while Professor Leidwanger's Collaborative Research grant will be used to excavate and study a shipwreck from the sixth century off the coast of Sicily.