ICYMI and NEH in the News (March 24th-through April 4th)

In Case You Missed It

PBS aired a documentary this week chronicling research into the life of renowned explorer Dr. David Livingstone.

The Aquila Theatre in New York City will begin their YouStories program soon; learn more about their history working with NEH.

NEH-funded renovations at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis open to the public today.

With NEH funding, KQED (an NPR affiliate in Northern California) launched an interactive app on the New Deal murals

The NEH launched a new special initiative, Standing Together, to support humanities programs that examine the experiences of war and service.

The Great Books Foundation and the New York Council for the Humanities received an NEH grant that will support Talking Service, a discussion program for veterans.

NEH announced grants to support 208 humanities projects.

NEH In the News

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” opened at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL. This NEH-funded traveling exhibition is composed of info graphics panels featuring reproductions of important documents, like the Emancipation Proclamation.

Two humanities projects in West Virginia and seven in Virginia received NEH grants to further develop their projects, the largest of which, went to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which will help digitize and catalog more than 365,000 artifacts from President Andrew Jackson’s home in Tennessee.

South Seattle College announced “Journey through Muslim Lands,” a NEH-funded art exhibit, will travel to their art gallery and library from April 7th-May 2nd, 2014.

Penn Libraries announced Wednesday that they have received two NEH grants totaling $530,000 to bolster their online collections. Their Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts is the largest repository of data on Medieval and Early Modern manuscripts available to scholars.

The NEH has awarded archaeologists at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello a grant to help with the completion of Beyond the Mansion 2.0, a web-based collaborative project with The Hermitage.

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia has been awarded a two-year, $300,000 NEH grant to facilitate a greater understanding of one of America’s largest, and most historic metropolitan areas.

Freedom Riders will be shown this Saturday in the Salt Lake area, followed by a panel discussion to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A University of Delaware history professor has been awarded an NEH Summer Stipend grant to support her research on drought, science and social progress in Brazil.

Check out this mapping tool created by the New York Public Library with funding from the NEH.