National Endowment for the Humanities

Giving the Horse A Thorough Dental Exam

T1: Johns Hopkins announces that its Department of Philosophy is receiving a $75 million gift from investor Bill Miller—the largest single donation …

Philosophy

Awl and Hairpin to Shutter, United States Artists Grants, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Creative Writing

Bruce Cole, renaissance scholar who led National Endowment for the Humanities, dies at 79

Bruce M. Cole, a Renaissance scholar who chaired the National Endowment for the Humanities for much of the George W. Bush administration and proselytized for the teaching and meaning of civilization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died Jan. 8 at a vacation residence in Cancun, …

A Defender of the Humanities

The death of Bruce Cole reminds us that the NEH has lost its way.

Mike Pence

Bruce Cole, 1938-2018

It was one of the ironies of the George W. Bush presidency that a supposedly unlettered president should appoint to the federal government’s cultural …

Conservative View

Russell Fridley led state's Historical Society

In 30 years at the helm of the Minnesota Historical Society, Russell W. Fridley transformed the small St. Paul agency into a statewide system with …

Salem State to create digital humanities network

Salem State University plans to spearhead a new initiative to promote education and advancements in digital humanities. The National Endowment for …

Boston

Column: Winter is a much better season for reading than summer

I've always thought we had it the wrong way around.<p>With each approach of summer we'd be told that was the time to read. Newspapers and TV news shows would offer us summer reading lists.<p>But I never figured summer was the reading season. There is too much to do in the summertime. I won't list those …

Literature

Four Northwestern faculty members win humanities grants - Northwestern Now

EVANSTON - Four Northwestern University faculty members have been honored with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships.<p>The NEH …

Northwestern University

Tying Up the Lion

There is a proverb that speaks of two types of people in the world: the mountain people, who no matter how close they get, they always just stand …

Librarianship

New technology aims to slow damage to Georgia O'Keeffe works

SANTA FE, N.M. — Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are …

Northwestern University

Experts Using 3D-Imaging To Try and Save Fading Paintings

Tiny blisters emerge in the paint and can noticeably darken a painting.<p>Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.<p>Scientific experts in art …

Northwestern University

Grant to expand digital consortium on slavery-related archaeology sites

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello says a recent National Endowment for the Humanities grant will help it expand and strengthen a consortium of …

Archaeology

Great Anthropology And History Books Of 2017

Need something to read this winter? Looking for a way to spend an Amazon gift card or Audible credit? I’ve got you covered with a few suggestions for popular science type books from top academics in the fields of anthropology and history.<p>Writing for a public audience is somewhat new in today’s …

Books

News Bureau | ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miriam Centeno, the collections care coordinator for the University of Illinois Library, will spend two weeks in January in Puerto …

Library of Congress

Around the world, kids' Christmas gifts include KFC, books and 'pooping logs'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow, are now relishing -- or eagerly awaiting -- holiday celebrations around the world.<p>In places like the United States, where 90% of people celebrate Christmas, children will look for presents from Santa Claus under the tree and treats in their …

Christmas

Libraries invited to apply for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club pilot program for underserved youth

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries to apply for a pilot of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great …

Librarianship

White House temporarily removes petition tool

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is temporarily removing a petition tool from its website after 11 months of silence, promising to respond to public concerns next year.<p>The Trump administration says the platform, used extensively by critics and less frequently by allies, will return in late January …

U.S. Politics

From Head Shops to Whole Foods: A New Book on Activist Entrepreneurs

<i>This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies.</i> …

Black History

APPLY NOW: Revisiting the Founding Era

Public libraries are invited to apply for Revisiting the Founding Era, a nationwide project that will use historical documents to spark public …

Librarianship

Salem, MA Patch - Breaking News, Local News, Events, Schools, Weather, Sports and Shopping

News<p>You can't fake charm, and you can't fake (relative) affordability. Here are 10 homes for sale in Mass. that have a bit of both.<p>by Mike Carraggi, …

Boston

Public libraries invited to apply for Revisiting the Founding Era funding opportunity

Public libraries are invited to apply for Revisiting the Founding Era, a nationwide project that will use historical documents to spark public …

Black History

Philly orgs get $100K grant to make video game about... alchemy

In <i>Age of Alchemy: The Goldsmith’s Daughter</i>, you’re immersed in mid-17th-century London, where alchemy is all the rage, to explore the intersection of …

World of Warcraft

Weisenfeld receives NEH grant for project on psychiatry, race and African American religion

Judith Weisenfeld, the Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton, has been awarded a fellowship from the National …

With Digital Tools, Students Take Learning Into Their Own Hands

With a few clicks on a laptop, the University of Virginia student teams displayed their final digital projects on big screens in the Rotunda’s Dome …

Tibetan Buddhism

RIT professor launches table-top games to enhance people's understanding of religion

A team of interdisciplinary researchers, designers and developers led by Owen Gottlieb, an assistant professor of interactive games and media at …

Game Development

Free speech isn’t under attack on campuses

Republicans have declared war on American universities. The GOP’s proposed tax bill threatens to wreak havoc on graduate programs and to tax university endowments that are crucial for providing financial aid. Meanwhile, the heavily Republican state legislatures in Wisconsin and North Carolina have …

Education

Four Views of Mexican-American Trade in the Time of Trump

In a program on potential changes in NAFTA and US taxation, four specialists at Guadalajara International Book Fair look at pertinent pressure points …

Education

Princeton Library To Screen Vietnam War Documentary

The documentary series kicked off on Sunday.<p>PRINCETON, NJ — The Princeton Public Library will screen the PBS documentary "The Vietnam War" through …

Philadelphia

New technology aims to slow damage to Georgia O'Keeffe works

SANTA FE, N.M. — Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are …

Northwestern University