NEH in the News
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.
Work is underway to host a focus group in Jamestown, New York to steer that city's participation in the Democratic Dialogue Project, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities that will host six town hall meetings on inequality in national life across the Empire State, funded by a $200,000 NEH grant, from WRFA-FM.
The Cheshire Children’s Museum in New Hampshire has been awarded an NEH On the Road grant to host the “The Power of Children: Making a Difference” exhibit featuring explorations of the lives of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White, from the Keene Sentinel.
The documentary film Colliding Dreams, made possible with a $700,000 grant from NEH, presents moviegoers with a complex telling of the history of Zionism and its impact on Israelis, Palestinians, and the modern Middle East, from Jewish Journal.
Researchers at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine are making a series of historic globes, some dating to the 1600s, accessible online to the public in full 3-D renderings for free, thanks to an NEH grant, from Vice.
“Bison: The American Buffalo Then, Now and Tomorrow” – a former NEH On the Road exhibit developed by the Kauffman Museum in Kansas – has found a new home at the National Buffalo Museum in North Dakota, where it has supplanted a prior exhibit and provided clearer, “more coherent” information on the history and future of the North American mammal, from the Jamestown Sun.
The NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have partnered to announce a new grant program, the NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication program, which will support recipients pursuing research projects requiring digital expression and digital publication, from Inside Higher Education.