NEH In the News
The New York Times reports on the discovery of a treasure trove of fine art confiscated by the Nazi regime. The NEH was proud to fund the documentary Rape of Europa that tells the story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction, and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures under Nazi rule and during the Second World War. To read the New York Times article, click here. To learn more about the documentary, click here.
The LA Times features a story regarding a $6,000 grant from the NEH to the Anthony Quinn Library. The grant funded a formal review by preservationists who then recommended ways to ensure the archive’s safety. Read the story here.
The Infectious Texts project, a collaboration of humanities scholars and computer scientists funded by NEH, will launch by the end of the month. It will allow readers to comb through 41,829 issues of 132 newspapers from the Library of Congress, to discover how popular stories went viral—long before Twitter and Huffpost—back in the 19th century. Find out more about the project here.
The Boston Globe reports on researchers funded by NEH who have uncovered uncommon instances of slaves and former captives suing their masters in court. Learn more here.
A $50,000 grant from the NEH aided researchers from North Carolina State University in bringing to life 17th-century London and the famed poet, cleric, and political figure John Donne. Find out how here.
“Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation,” an exhibition exploring the life arc of the World War II generation made possible by NEH On the Road, opens this week at the Brown County Historical Society in Minnesota. Find out more here.