NEH in the News
Public radio's StoryCorps has been awarded a $260,000 NEH grant to assist them in creating an online archive of almost 65,000 interviews to share for free with scholars, educators and the public, from Current.
Green-Wood Cemetery in New York City has received a $40,000 NEH grant to support the first phase of digitizing their 177 year-old archive collection, including records and ephemera never before available to the public, from Gothamist.
Seven Indiana researchers have garnered a combined $454,000 in NEH grants to pursue humanities projects ranging from creating a print and online dictionary of Louisiana French to studying the relationship between illustration and text in American literature, from WLFI-TV.
Almost a million dollars in NEH grants are going toward humanities projects in the state of Michigan including a project to digitize archival materials related to African popular music and the development of a database prototype documenting medical records of involuntary sterilization procedures in California, from Associated Press.
Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Slavery by Another Name," has received a $300,000 NEH grant to support the creation of "The Harvest," a documentary film about desegregation of the public school system in Leland, Mississippi from 1970-1982, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Cress Gallery at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been awarded an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant to develop a long-term preservation plan for the library's collection of artworks on paper, from the Chattanoogan.
The project "Freedom on the Move" -- a joint venture launched by Cornell history professor Edward Baptist, the Cornell University Library, and the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research -- is compiling all North American runaway slave advertisements into a collaborative database of information, thanks to an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, from the Ithaca Voice.
Thanks to a $100,000 NEH grant, the University of California Riverside's School of Medicine has been able to integrate humanities curriculum into its instruction of doctors, improving empathy and communication skills. “With the type of funding that the NEH provides, we were able to create synergies across disciplines, and the impact of that work is incredibly profound,” says Milagros Peña, Dean of UC Riverside College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from University of California News.