NEH in the News
The Jewish Museum of Florida's current exhibit -- "Discovery and Recovery: preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage" -- features documents from the Iraqi Jewish Archive, a repository of religious texts dating back to the 1500s discovered in 2003 in the basement of a secret police headquarters abandoned after the fall of Saddam Hussein and preserved with assistance from the NEH and the National Archives, from the Miami Herald.
The Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina has received a $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant to support the creation of a permanent African American Collections and Outreach Archivist position at the library's Southern Historical Collection. UNC has until summer 2020 to raise $1.5 million in matching funds to meet the Challenge Grant requirements for funding, from the Daily Tarheel.
With support from the NEH, the West Virginia Humanities Council is producing a six-part, three-hour long web series on the Mountain State's veterans community and their experiences in war and on the homefront from WWII through present conflicts, from the Montgomery Herald.
Sarah Serrano, one of 13 veterans selected to participate in the Warrior-Scholar Project at the University of Southern California, is crediting the program with transforming her life and assisting her in achieving a lifelong dream of attending USC, from NBC Los Angeles.
Shelly C. Lowe, executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program, will join the National Council on the Humanities alongside Francine Berman of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Patricia Limerick of the University of Colorado, from the Harvard Gazette.
The documentary-makers of The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a film about the now 86-year-old science fiction and fantasy author, are hoping to use a combination of funds from an NEH grant and Kickstarter to complete their production, from Tech Times.
The Lake County Discovery Museum northwest of Chicago will be the only stop in Illinois of the NEH-supported First Folio tour, but it's already inspired local Bard enthusiasts to stage their own self-written plays, art exhibitions, lectures, and parties in anticipation of the exhibit's arrival, from the Chicago Tribune.
The Belk Library and Information Center at Appalachian State University in North Carolina has been awarded an $88,000 Humanities Open Book Program grant from the NEH and Mellon Foundation to turn their collection of Appalachian regional history texts into e-books accessible to the public for free, from the Winston-Salem Journal.
Last Thursday, Chairman Adams delivered the 15th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture at the University of California Santa Cruz, arguing that despite STEM's dominance on college campuses and in the contemporary imagination, solving society's biggest problems will require knowledge and skills in the humanities, from the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Participants in Georgetown University's Warrior-Scholar Project "boot camp" speak of the program's success in assisting their transition from battlefield to classroom as WSP expands to a dozen universities across the nation. "The Warrior-Scholar Project...showed me that I could apply myself, the same way I could apply myself in the military, to the university," says Anthony Bunkley, former Special Operations Combat Medic, now entering his first year at Columbia, from USA Today.