NEH in the News
The NEH has awarded the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project a three-year grant through 2019 that will give the project an immediate payment of $100,000 and up to $300,000 in matching funds, from the State Journal-Register.
“Standing Together: A Book Group for Women Veterans” – a five-week program open to all women who have served in the military – will begin on August 27 on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, supported by NEH and Illinois Humanities funding, from KFVS-TV.
The Pell Center at Salve Regina University, the University of Rhode Island University Libraries and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities have teamed up to create the Pell Humanities Initiative, a year-long series of Ocean State events and projects designed to highlight the 50th anniversary of the NEH and the success of RI’s former Senator Claiborne Pell in securing federal support for the humanities, from the Providence Journal.
The Preservation Society of Newport County Rhode Island has won a $300,000 NEH grant to pay for the installation of a ground-source geothermal system to control humidity inside The Breakers, the historic former mansion of the Vanderbilt family and current National Historic Landmark containing more than 3,000 art works, furniture pieces and artifacts from the Gilded Age, from the Newport Daily News.
Chairman Adams is joined by Liam Riordan, professor of history at the University of Maine, in a wide-ranging interview exploring the true value of a humanities education in a world where technology increasingly drives social change and the economy has students focused on degrees with high monetary returns, from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
The New York Academy of Medicine Library has been awarded an NEH planning grant to develop sustainable solutions for the care and archiving of 250,000 volumes of 19th and 20th century medical periodicals and monographs detailing the story of medicine’s professionalization and specialization across two centuries, from NYAM News.
Deborah Mower, a philosophy and religious studies professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio has been awarded a $155,747 grant to establish a four-week summer institute on moral psychology and ethics, from WFMJ-TV.
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott, Arkansas hosted a writing retreat for 13 veterans supported by an NEH Standing Together grant and the Arkansas Humanities Council, from the Clay County Times-Democrat.
Telling: Central Mississippi, a play based on interviews with -- and performed by -- veterans, will be performed at theatres in Jackson and Meridian, Mississippi thanks to NEH support, from the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.