NEH in the News
NEH Chairman William Adams will deliver “Wicked Problems: The Humanities in the Time of STEM” at the 15th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture on January 28 at the University of California Santa Cruz, from the UC Santa Cruz Newsletter.
The NEH has awarded a Humanities in the Public Square grant of $250,000 to the New School’s Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a program coordinated with twenty universities to produce student- and community-curated public projects addressing current social issues. HAL’s current initiative is “States of Incarceration,” a multi-media exhibition and curricula focusing the US prison system, from New School News.
Northwestern University Press has been awarded a three-year-long Humanities Open Book program grant to digitize and create free e-books of 64 titles covering topics such as African studies, literary criticism and philosophy, from the Daily Northwestern.
The Brooklyn Public Library, in concert with the Queens Library, has received a $12,000 NEH Common Heritage grant to document immigrant history and demographic changes in Bushwick, Canarsie and Sunset Park, from the Brooklyn Reader.
Norman, Oklahoma is the first stop of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s First Folio tour, supported by NEH. The tour will travel to all 50 states to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, from NPR.
UCLA Professor Michelle Caswell’s “First Days Project” has received an NEH Common Heritage grant to host two digitization events in metro-Los Angeles designed to collate and archive immigrant photos, home movies, journals and artifacts relating to their first experiences in the US, from UCLA Newsroom.
Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts has been selected to participate in the NEH-supported “Citizenship Under Siege: Degrees of Citizenship” program, wherein seven community colleges nationwide will facilitate public dialogues and forums exploring historical and contemporary concepts of citizenship, from the Worcester Telegram.
The Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri has been awarded a $300,000 NEH Challenge Grant to develop the library system’s Story Center Program and to pay for construction costs to renovate a historic building being incorporated into the library’s branch on the north side of Kansas City, from the Kansas City Star.
The Mead Public Library in Wisconsin has been awarded with an NEH Common Heritage grant to help community members digitally preserve personal photographs, letters, memoirs and artwork, and if desired, contribute digital copies to a “Recollection Wisconsin” online archive, from the Sheboygan Press.
The Oregon State University Libraries and CALYX Press have been given a joint Humanities Open Book program grant by the NEH; the recipient agencies will use the grant to digitize and host out-of-print copies of books, most notably by feminist writers, from Eugene Weekly.