Sarah W. Tracy, a University of Oklahoma associate professor, will complete a biography of researcher Ancel Keys (1904 – 2004) tentatively titled Health Revolutionary: Ancel Keys, Science, War, and the American Diet. Since joining OU in 1999, Tracy has received two NEH Fellowships in support of her research, one being a 2002-2003 Fellowship to support the writing of her book, Alcoholism in America from Reconstruction to Prohibition, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2005. Read more here.
The Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library has received a $275,000 matching grant from the NEH to support the library’s humanities programs. The grant, however, is contingent on the library’s efforts to raise enough money to match the grant within five years. According to Executive Director Kathleen Morgan, the money will go towards a speakers’ series, community reading programs, and technology purchases that would enable the digitization of local records. Learn more about the library here.
Three colleges from the Amherst (Massachusetts) area have been awarded a total of $260,000 in grants from the NEH. Among the projects funded are Spanish representations of the Nazis’ Mauthausen concentration camp, the globalization of ballet, and preservation of the Hampshire College library archives, which includes a collection produced in part by documentarian Ken Burns. Learn more here.
The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine and International Center for Osteopathic History, which are based in Missouri, have been awarded a $6,000 grant to support an emergency preparedness workshop. In the workshop participants from area institutions will learn how to develop a plan to respond to disasters, and how to salvage endangered materials. Read more here.