NEH in the News
Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts has been selected to receive an NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grant to incorporate Latino Studies course material into current humanities courses on a campus where one in five students is Latino, from The Republican.
Candace Keller, assistant professor of African art history and visual culture at Michigan State University, has been awarded a $300,000 NEH grant to digitize 100,000 black and white negatives of some of Mali’s most important 20th century photographers, from MSU Today.
Shaul Kelner, associate professor of Jewish studies and sociology at Vanderbilt University, has been awarded an NEH summer research grant to work on his project “Mobilizing for Soviet Jews: American Religion, Cold War Culture, and Identity Politics,” a look at how grassroots campaigns in the US worked to secure emigration rights for Jews in the former Soviet Union, from Vanderbilt News.
The Capital City Arts Initiative in Carson City will be host the plein air paintings of Ron Arthaud showcasing scenes of rural eastern Nevada from now through June 30 thanks to NEH support, from the Nevada Appeal.
Chairman Adams speaks about the Common Good initiative, the importance of balancing education priorities between STEM and the humanities, and the NEH’s upcoming 50th anniversary with reporter Richie Demaria of the Santa Barbara Independent.
Carolyn Nadeau, professor of Hispanic studies at Illinois Wesleyan University, has received NEH fellowship funding to support her work translating and analyzing Arte de Cocina, Pasteleria, Vizcocheria y Conservia, a 17th century cookbook compiled by the head chef to Spain’s Kings Philip III and IV, from The Pantagraph.
NEH Chairman William Adams and Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed announced the awarding of 14 NEH grants totaling more than $100,000 to organizations and institutions in the Ocean State, from RI Public Radio.
On April 10, NEH hosted scholars and officials from the US and the People’s Republic of China for the Fourth US-China Cultural Forum. Attendees included Chinese Vice-Minister of Culture Ding Wei, Vice-Dean of the Academy of Ancient Chinese Studies Liu Dong, and Harvard Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations Peter Bol, from China Daily USA.
University of Pennsylvania Professor Grant Frame has been awarded a $250,000 NEH grant to continue his effort to create a collation in English – both in print and online – of every royal inscription from the Neo-Assyrian Empire (911-609 BC), from the Daily Pennsylvanian.