NEH in the News
More than two dozen professors from around the US will gather at Northern Arizona State University for a four-week institute this summer to study the land ethics and wildlife management concepts spawned by Aldo Leopold, thanks to NEH funding.
Elementary school teacher Teresa Kelley-Brooks of Rochester, Washington will be one of 22 teachers participating in the summer workshop "From Immigrants to Citizens: Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest" in Seattle thanks to NEH support.
The NEH joins such institutions as the Red Cross and Department of Education in looking to the video game industry as a new frontier for people to explore history, social change, and other complex concepts previously unexplored because of technological limitations and industry-entry barriers.
With NEH support, the Alexandria Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808-1865" documenting the effects of slavery on Louisiana from now through August 20.
18 year-old Ami Abou-Jaoude of Lexington, Kentucky was one of the most notable winners of the 2016 National History Day contest for his 2,500 word essay on the influence of Japanese woodblock artist Katsushika Hokusai upon Western Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. His win netted him a $1,000 prize and title of "NEH scholar," from Time.
Originally started as a summer program funded by an NEH Challenge Grant, the Delaware Public Humanities Institute is now an annual two-week course that trains humanities graduate students to speak publicly on their work and the vitality of the humanities.
Iraq War veteran Josh Zeis is one of the participants in the NEH-supported "Telling Stories, Creating Community" program at North Dakota State University, and has embraced the program's use of art, writing workshops and story-sharing as methods to unpack war memories and find others with similar experiences.
On June 25, NEH Chairman Adams will join Congressman John Lewis and graphic novelists Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell at a special event in the Exhibit Hall at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Orlando, Florida.