National Endowment for the Humanities

Current Fellows: Schomburg Center Scholars-in-Residence Program

<b>Current Fellows, 2018-2019</b><p><b>Long-Term Fellows</b><p><b>Adrienne Brown</b>, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago<br>[National Endowment for …

University of Chicago

First Literary Loess event will blend literature with food

Western Iowa will celebrate the grand hills that run along the Missouri River during the Literary Loess event, connecting food and literature, on …

Iowa

Stonewall riots: Arts events mark 50th anniversary

Seminole State College will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots during the 2018-19 academic year through arts events.<p>“The Stonewall …

Civil Rights

Marriage 3.0: Relationships in the Post-Romantic Age

Pamela Haag’s work spans a wide, and unusual, spectrum, all the way from academic scholarship to memoir. Thematically, it has consistently focused on …

Transit

Mississippi Culture Benefits Economy

Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum spends every day teaching its visitors about how Mississippi music changed the world. MPB’s Alexandra Watts reports …

Museums

Mississippi Museum of Art awarded $275K grant

The Mississippi Museum of Art has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant was given in support of the …

Art Galleries

Smithsonian Learning Lab

By: Joe Phelan, Division of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities and Tess Porter, Education Support Specialist, Smithsonian Center for …

Smithsonian

Eudora Welty gets first marker on Mississippi writers trail

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail.<p>Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail.<p>Gov. Phil Bryant and National Endowment for the …

Literature

Emory Project Receives NEH Grant to Provide Wide Print and Digital to Influential American Songbooks

From Emory University:<p>The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) has received a $260,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities …

North Carolina

Map of the county of Montgomery and Fulton

Title<p>Map of the county of Montgomery and Fulton<p>Names<p>Burr, David H., 1803-1875 (Cartographer)<p>De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834 (Cartographer)<p>Stone and Clark …

New York Public Library

Old Sturbridge Village, Mass., hopes to explore 19th-century life in a more socially meaningful way

BOSTON – A Massachusetts living history museum that depicts life in the early 19th century is looking to overhaul the way it presents the past in an …

Museums

A sense of place: Honoring Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty teaches us to listen — not just to each other but to the voice of history. But even a talent as great as hers needs a fertile …

Humanities

Can Louise Nevelson's New York City Masterpiece Be Saved?

Amid the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan is an island of tranquil, contemplative space that is always open to the public. Hidden in plain sight on Lexington Avenue, Louise Nevelson’s <i>Chapel of the Good Shepherd</i> <i></i>is the artist’s only remaining comprehensive sculptural environment that is available and …

Art

A new and most exact map of America

Title<p>A new and most exact map of America<p>Names<p>Blaeu, Joan (1596-1673 ) (Cartographer)<p>Collection<p>Dates / Origin<p>Date Issued: 1668<p>Place: London<p>Library …

Native Americans

Libraries invited to apply for Great Stories Club grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

CHICAGO — Library professionals are invited to apply for the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & …

Libraries

NY Prof Gets Grant to Study Impact of 9/11 on Catholics

Tolling bells were an all-too-familiar sound at Catholic churches around the city in the weeks and months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 17 …

Terrorism

Rita Charon to Give Jefferson Lecture

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced Tuesday that Rita Charon (right), a pioneer in the field of narrative medicine, will deliver the …

Humanities

Letter: Taggers aren’t the only vandals in the canyon

The article “War against graffiti” by Brian Maffly (Aug. 27) raises questions.<p>I am sympathetic to addressing the damage graffiti causes to the …

Salt Lake City

NEH Announces 2018 National Digital Newspaper Preservation Awards and University of Alabama Joins the Program!

Earlier this month, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced an additional $4.5 million in funding to institutions in 18 states to …

University of California

Old Sturbridge Village Rethinks How It Presents The Past

Support the news<p>A Massachusetts living history museum that depicts life in the early 19th century is looking to overhaul the way it presents the past …

Museums

Washington Twp. Library programs explore sights and sounds of Civil War

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Washington Township will host two Civil War-themed programs in September.<p>Several New Jersey's Civil …

War

MTSU is tops statewide in nationally recognized higher ed humanities projects

MTSU leads all other universities in the state of Tennessee in higher education humanities projects highlighted by the National Humanities Alliance, …

Brown v. Board of Education

Bill Johnston on “Epic Foolishness” at the 2018 Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference

<b>Bill Johnston</b> gives a lecture entitled “Epic Foolishness: Translating Epic Narrative for the 21st Century” at the 2018 Bread Loaf Translators’ …

Indiana University

Rosalind Early named to the Rising Leaders of Color Program

<b>Rosalind Early</b> was named to the Rising Leaders of Color Program by Theatre Communications Group, which provides professional development and …

African-American News

H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest’s heartwarming life of philanthropy

The Aug. 6 obituary for H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, “Pa. cable mogul donated most of $1 billion fortune,” brought me to tears. I’d never heard of him, but it is comforting in these times of record-breaking environmental degradation and income inequality to know that super-wealthy people such as Lenfest …

Opinion

New Jersey to Add 100,000 Historical Newspaper Pages to Chronicling America

The State of New jersey has just announced that they have received funding that will enable the state to add 100,000 historical newspaper pages to …

Genealogy

Free virtual event with MARCH graphic novel creators offered as part of ALA’s Great Stories Club

The American Library Association (ALA) invites library professionals and their patrons to a free virtual event with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, …

Librarianship

NC School Gets Grant for African-American Heritage Center

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A historically black university in North Carolina has received a $350,000 grant to turn a 1920s-era school for …

HBCUs

North Carolina school gets grant for African-American Heritage Center

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A historically black university in North Carolina has received a $350,000 grant to turn a 1920s-era school for …

North Carolina

Updated Data on Funding for the Humanities in the U.S. Released by Humanities Indicators

As congress struggles to complete appropriations for the 2019 fiscal year, the Humanities Indicators project reports on broad trends in funding for …

Humanities