NEH in the News
The Northern Marianas Humanities Council has won an NEH grant of $346,690 to support local public humanities initiatives and humanities council operations; 2016 marks the 25th year of operation for the Northern Marianas Humanities Council.
With the announcement of almost $1.7 million in NEH Next Generation PhD Grants being awarded to 28 colleges, Challenge Grants Director Katja Zelljadt hopes to encourage the expansion of curriculums and new, nonacademic career paths to humanities doctoral students, options considered beyond the pale when Zelljadt earned her history doctorate just a decade ago.
The Concord Museum in Massachusetts has been awarded an NEH grant of $159,956 to support their Landmarks of American History project entitled "Living and Writing Deliberately: The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau."
On September 17, Monticello will host "Memory, Mourning, Mobilization: Legacies of Slavery and Freedom in America," a summit tackling the history of slavery in the US and its impact on race, freedom and equality. The session is part of the four-day long Human/Ties conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NEH, and will feature historians, National Humanities medalists, and cultural figures as panelists.
Blount County Tennessee is celebrating the opening of a new facility to store county archival records dating back to the late 1700s thanks to an NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant of $119,100.
As the NEH-supported podcast "BackStory with the American History Guys" wraps up an eigth year of production, its hosts -- Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Peter Onuf -- reflect on entering the podcasting world, the complexities of creating the show, and how they choose topics that will attract, engage and inform listeners.
15 students from Sunapee High School in New Hampshire have been announced as the winners of the NEH's Chronicling America Data Challenge's K-12 student prize for their work in creating a data mining database, netting them a $1,000 cash award and invitations to present their work at an NEH National Digital Newspaper Program meeting next month.