NEH in the News
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.
Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina is incorporating a series of campus changes to better acknowledge its students and staff who have served in the armed forces, inspired by the successful NEH funding of "America's Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memories," a two-year project to research, catalog, and incorporate the experiences of Traingle Region veterans into classroom studies, from the News & Observer.
The University of Central Arkansas will host the only stop of the NEH-supported First Folio tour in the Natural State from June 7 to July 12.
NEH grant recipient Ricky Sethi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Fitchburg State University, explains how computational quanitifcation of art can assist students and artists in tracing the cultural history of art, prove artworks are forgeries, and show relationships between artists, their materials, and their changing styles over time, from The Conversation.
Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina has received an NEH grant of almost $100,000 to fund the project "America's Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memories." This project will involve collecting stories of military experiences from veterans living in the Research Triangle region and incorporating those experiences into courses in English, the arts and social sciences at Wake Tech.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, news was often delivered in the form of ballads sung to the tune of popular and common songs; thanks to an NEH grant of $260,000, the English Broadside Ballad Archive at UC Santa Barbara is adding to its collection of 7,000 ballads and 5,000 recordings documenting the history of this unique news delivery system, from KCLU.