NEH in the News
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.
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.