NEH in the News
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.
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.
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.