NEH in the News
Thanks to NEH support, libraries at Philadelphia-area universities are unveiling the records and campaign materials of thousands of American women who pressed for suffrage and ran for office before 1920.
Ozark Dale County Public Library in Alabama will host monthly meetings of local veterans from September through next March to discuss literature and movies centered on the eras of World War I and the Vietnam conflict as part of the NEH's continuing support for Dialogues on the Experience of War.
Scott Levi, an Ohio State University history professor, serves up plov -- a Central Asian stew of lamb, carrots, and basmati rice -- as part of the NEH-funded "Central Asia in World History" summer institute he hosts on the culture and history of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. “People bond around food,” says NEH's Barbara Ashbrook. “You get a sense that food is global."
The Brevard Music Center in Greenville, North Carolina will host a five-day "Dvorak in America Festival" exploring the connections between Antonin Dvorak's soujourn in the US from 1892-1895 and its impact on his musical compositions thanks to NEH support.
Quirina Geary, a California Amah Mutsun tribal member and Natasha Warner, professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona, have created a new dictionary of the Mutsun language supported in part by a 2005 NEH grant.
Representatives from experimental humanities labs at Arizona State, the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago came together at a two-day NEH conference to share insights into how humanities labs foster collaboration and innovation.
Alex Borucki of the University of California, Irvine and Gregory O'Malley of the University of California, Santa Cruz will use a $220,000 NEH grant to expand the scope of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, adding in thousands of new data points covering the intra-American slave trade in inland regions of the Americas, previously excluded from the site.
Maryanne Hipple of Clearwater High School in Florida will be join more than two dozen fellow teachers for a week-long workshop to study social changes brought by industrialization at the Lowell National Historical Park and Tsongas Industrial History Center in Massachusetts thanks to NEH support.
"Yakima's Latino Americans: Building Lives, Building Communities" -- an exhibit highlighting Latino cultural and economic contributions to eastern Washington state -- has opened at the Yakima Central Library thanks to support from the NEH and ALA.