Thursday, August 8, 2013

NEH Announces Its Latest Awards

The National Endowment for the Humanities just handed out $33 million in grants for 173 humanities projects.  Here are a few that caught my eye:
  •  Preparation for online publication of a critical edition of primary source material about Native Americans in Connecticut from 1783-1869 (Yale)
  • Preparation for publication of volumes 21 and 22 of the papers of the first Federal Congress and closing the project's work (George Washington University).
  • A five-week institute for twenty college and university faculty to explore connections between mapping and environmental knowledge in the Americas from the contact period to the twenty-first century (Newberry Library)
  • Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on Abraham Lincoln and his role in American history, using sites in and near Springfield, Illinois (Southern Illinois University)
  • A three-week summer institute for twenty-five teachers on the history and culture of the French Acadian peoples of St. John Valley in northern Maine (Maine Humanities Council).
  • A series of four two-day workshops on theoretical and practical approaches for making digital humanities scholarship accessible to blind, low-vision, deaf, and hard-of-hearing users. (University of Maryland)
  • Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on the development of slavery in the Chesapeake Bay region during the eighteenth century (London Town Foundation Inc.)
  • Production of a two-hour documentary film that uses the short-lived presidency of James Garfield as a lens to explore numerous political, social, cultural, and scientific issues related to the United States at the time WGBH Educational Foundation)
  • Preparation for publication of two volumes of the papers of John Adams and two volumes of his family's correspondence (Massachusetts Historical Society)
  • Continuing development of the World Map platform, a system that allows scholars, teachers, and students to explore, visualize, edit, and publish geospatial information (Harvard University)
  • A four-week institute for thirty school teachers on the role of "The Star Spangled Banner" and other music related to civil life in American history and culture. (University of Michigan)
  • Development of a platform that would allow educators across humanities disciplines to create web-based, multiplayer historical role-playing games. (Hope College)
  • Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers to examine Rochester's central role in nineteenth-century American reform history (SUNY-Brockport)
  • A two-week summer institute for thirty college and university faculty on the visual culture of the Civil War (CUNY Research Foundation)
  •  Research leading to the creation of an online digital archive, an edited collection of essays, and public presentations on African American intellectuals in Chicago, 1890-1930 (Westchester Community College)
  • Preparation for digital publication of the personal and public papers of three South Carolina statesmen: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Thomas Pinckney, and Charles Pinckney (University of South Carolina)
  • Preparation for publication of four volumes of the papers of James Madison (University of Virginia)
  • Preparation for publication of volumes 17 and 18 of the Presidential series and volumes 19-21 and 23-30 of the Revolutionary War series of papers of George Washington (University of Virginia)
  • A two-week institute for 25 historians on advanced theory and application of new media tools for teaching and scholarship (George Mason University)
  • Preparation for the publication of volumes 4, 5, and 6 of the papers of John Jay (Columbia University)
  • A two-week summer institute for twenty-five college and university teachers to explore the topic of American westward expansion in the Early Republic through the lens of the U.S. Constitution (University of Oklahoma)