Staten Islander, history professor, and mom of 7 wins prestigious grant

(April 27, 2024)

SI Live 

The National Endowment for the Humanities just announced a major round of awards and a professor from Staten Island was honored with a prestigious grant in the amount of $349,971.

Dawn Marie Hayes, who holds a doctorate degree and is a professor of medieval European history at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., won the NEH grant to reconstruct an overlooked period in Italy’s history.

The project, titled “Documenting the Past, Triaging the Present and Conserving a Legacy for the Future: A Web App for Sicily’s Norman Heritage Project Description,” aims to develop a bilingual, interactive platform for digital access to the documentation of monuments constructed on the island of Sicily during the late-eleventh and twelfth centuries.

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