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AKB-260415-18Education Programs: Humanities Connections Implementation GrantsMedaille CollegeApplied Ethics in Criminal Justice8/27/2018 - 5/31/2022$99,941.00Daniel Kotzin   Medaille CollegeBuffaloNY14214-2695USA2018EthicsHumanities Connections Implementation GrantsEducation Programs99941089704.220

The development of curriculum integrating applied ethics study into a criminal justice major.

Criminal justice professionals face serious problems and controversies on a daily basis that require not only subject matter expertise in criminal justice, but also the broad set of skills cultivated by the humanities and ethical philosophy. To address timely societal issues of critical importance and to better prepare the next generation of criminal justice professionals, Medaille College proposes Applied Ethics in Criminal Justice, a three-year implementation project to pilot a model for integrating the humanities discipline of philosophy in deep ways into the social sciences in undergraduate education. This interdisciplinary project involves faculty members from Medaille’s Departments of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, and it will include creating one new course, revising two existing courses, linking two courses in a learning community, and incorporating experiential learning into students’ coursework.

AKB-260426-18Education Programs: Humanities Connections Implementation GrantsUniversity of PittsburghWater in Central Asia: Tributaries of Change5/1/2018 - 4/30/2021$99,898.00Nancy CondeeRuth MosternUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2018Area StudiesHumanities Connections Implementation GrantsEducation Programs998980998980

A sequence of three courses focused on the past, present, and future of water in Central Asia for students in the social sciences, business, engineering, and the humanities.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and Asian Studies Center (ASC) propose a project to strengthen interdisciplinary connections among Pitt faculty and students across the humanities, social sciences, and pre-professional programs in business and engineering. Led by Dr. Nancy Condee (REES Director/Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Dr. Ruth Mostern (World History Center Director/ASC affiliate), the project faculty team will develop three new undergraduate courses on the theme of “Water in Central Asia.” This course sequence will incorporate high-impact experiential learning activities, including mentored research projects and virtual peer-to-peer exchanges with students at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. The courses will be taught in spring 2019 through spring 2020 and then incorporated into Pitt’s regular curriculum and into two existing student credential programs, as well as a planned new Central Asian Studies Certificate.

AKB-270197-20Education Programs: Humanities Connections Implementation GrantsUniversity of DaytonPaul Laurence Dunbar: Life, Works, and Legacy7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023$99,992.00Minnita Daniel-CoxJennifer SpeedUniversity of DaytonDaytonOH45469-0001USA2020African American HistoryHumanities Connections Implementation GrantsEducation Programs999920845570

A three-year interdisciplinary curricular implementation grant focused on the life, works, and legacy of writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.

The University of Dayton and partners seek support from NEH to develop new curriculum and place-based experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students from all backgrounds around the theme of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Dayton native and preeminent African American writer. We will develop of a set of linked courses that can explore the breadth of Dunbar’s life, context, works, and influence. These include courses from multiple fields that will incorporate significant humanities subject material, pedagogy, and habits of inquiry, as well as humanities courses that will integrate other disciplines. UD will introduce digital humanities tools and methods of inquiry to students and educators as a means of broadening engagement with the humanities. The project will also develop new experiential learning opportunities that make use of extant, but hard-to-discover Dunbar sources and artifacts, and create connections with the places associated with his life and works.

AKB-270212-20Education Programs: Humanities Connections Implementation GrantsVanderbilt UniversityAn Experiential, Place-Based Curriculum for Historic Preservation and Humanities-Centered Land Use9/1/2020 - 8/31/2023$99,932.00Holly TuckerStevenArlynWernkeVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleTN37203-2416USA2020Public HistoryHumanities Connections Implementation GrantsEducation Programs99932074228.130

A two-year interdisciplinary curricular project to implement an experiential place-based curriculum in the applied humanities, including historic preservation and human-centered land use.

We propose a two-semester, experiential undergraduate curriculum designed to introduce students to a wide range of careers in applied Humanities. Using Vanderbilt University’s historic Vaughn Home (1875) as a “lab,” students will gain hands-on experience with archival and archeological research, historic reservation, museum curation, human-centered land use and design, digital humanities, and public affairs. This proposal is submitted jointly by faculty in Anthropology, Engineering, Managerial Studies, English, and History in full partnership with administrative staff from the Division of Administration, the Division of Communications, University Archives/Special Collections, the Center for Digital Humanities, and the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University.

AKB-279445-21Education Programs: Humanities Connections Implementation GrantsTexas Woman's UniversityQuakertown Stories6/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$99,426.00Gretchen BuslDanielleTaylorPhillips-CunninghamTexas Woman's UniversityDentonTX76204-5589USA2021African American HistoryHumanities Connections Implementation GrantsEducation Programs994260994260

The development of interdisciplinary courses and civic engagement activities focused on the history of the African American community of Quakertown.

Quakertown Stories is an interdisciplinary curricular project with three major goals: 1) To foster civic engagement by creating a series of courses that implement place-based research assignments focused on Quakertown, a displaced freedmen community in Denton, TX; 2) To facilitate dialogue between the university and Denton community about Quakertown and how it has shaped present day Denton through panel discussions and a student-led public Town Hall; 3) To build on previous programs to establish an ongoing working group to support faculty in designing courses that integrate place-based research and other experiential learning opportunities into their classes.

BH-272357-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsReinhardt UniversityThe Trail of Tears: Context and Perspectives10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$189,004.00WilliamJeffBishop   Reinhardt UniversityWaleskaGA30183-2981USA2020U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18900401890040

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers about the history and culture of the Cherokee people.

The Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University, located in the town of Waleska in northwestern Georgia, proposes a new National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop for K-12 teachers, especially grades 3 through 12, titled The Trail of Tears: Context and Perspectives. The goals of the workshop are to (1) heighten awareness of 19th-century Cherokee removal from the Southeastern U.S.; (2) give K-12 teachers the tools they need to teach this portion of their social studies and/or history curricula effectively; and (3) highlight voices and perspectives from the period – particularly Cherokee voices – to tell the story. Participants will visit several key Cherokee landmarks and engage with a wide range of museum artifacts, Native American art, claims for damages filed by the Cherokees, newspapers from the time period, recorded eyewitness testimony, Cherokee myths and stories, and other resources.

BH-272362-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsRegents of the University of New MexicoContested Homelands: Knowledge, History, and Culture of Historic Santa Fe, New Mexico10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$190,000.00RebeccaMariaSanchez   Regents of the University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNM87131-0001USA2020Cultural HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1900000184847.280

Two one-week workshops for 72 K-12 educators on the interaction between Native Americans and European settlers in Santa Fe.

The University of New Mexico is seeking a grant award to provide teacher workshops during the summer of 2021. Santa Fe, a city boasting a 400+ year history as the recognized capital will be the site of this workshop. The extensive history of the continuously occupied historic sites offers a rich opportunity for teachers from around the U.S. to study the history and culture of the area by investigating the historic sites of Santa Fe and area Pueblos. The workshops will be structured around the concept of homelands and include the study of historic sites, artifacts and stories in Santa Fe, NM and surrounding communities. The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and the Palace of the Governors will be interpreted, studied and contrasted with the Pueblo history of the region, including Taos Pueblo, to understand the complexity of historical homelands. Structures, museums, centers and libraries in Santa Fe housing artifact and document collections will be utilized to foster deeper understandings.

BH-272365-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of South CarolinaFabric of the Past: Weaving the Twentieth Century at the Beaumont Mill and Village in South Carolina10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$190,866.00TimothyPaulGradyRebecca MuellerUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaSC29208-0001USA2020U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19086601872770

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers exploring the textile industry of upstate South Carolina as a case study for 19th- and 20th-century cultural, economic, and technological change.

Through its examination of 20th Century American history, Fabric of the Past touches on multiple topics and themes highlighted in middle and high school classrooms nationwide and stressed in national teaching guidelines and standards. USC Upstate will offer two one-week sessions of the workshop in July 2021, serving up to 36 teachers each time. The workshop will explore the following key themes from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: culture (mill and Southern cultures); time, continuity, and change (history of the Beaumont Mill); production, consumption, and distribution (economic changes across time); and science and technology (industrial and technological changes in the mills). Workshop content is designed to be integrated at multiple points in the U.S. History curriculum, including Reconstruction, the Industrial Age, and World War II.

BH-272369-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Massachusetts, DartmouthSailing to Freedom: New Bedford and the Underground Railroad10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$189,702.00AnthonyF.ArrigoTimothyD.WalkerUniversity of Massachusetts, DartmouthNorth DartmouthMA02747-2356USA2020African American HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18970201897020

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers to explore abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in the port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Examines New Bedford, Massachusetts as a destination for escaped slaves in the Underground Railroad and the maritime links to the anti-slavery movement.

BH-272380-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsRegents of the University of California, DavisBuilding Community in California: The Chinese American Experience10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$189,883.00NancyJ.McTygueRobynM.RodriguezRegents of the University of California, DavisDavisCA95618-6153USA2020Immigration HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18988301898830

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the Chinese American experience in California.

The University of California, Davis seeks $189,883 to fund Building Community in California: The Chinese American Experience, a Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers to be held June 27 to July 2 and July 11 to 16, 2021.This program for K-12 teachers, hosted on the UC Davis campus, will highlight the significance of historic sites in Sacramento, Donner Summit, the town of Locke, and San Francisco, California. These spaces frame educators’ understanding of Chinese immigration and Chinese immigrants’ contributions from the Gold Rush era through the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, which have a lasting impact. These two events in American history bookend our study. The Chinese American experience provides an important frame to understand the significance of immigration policy, and the contributions and experiences of those who came to and built community in Northern California.

BH-272381-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Massachusetts, LowellSocial Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$196,677.00Sheila KirschbaumKristin GallasUniversity of Massachusetts, LowellLowellMA01854-3629USA2020American StudiesLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19667701918900

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the history of reform movements in Lowell, MA.

The Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership of UMass Lowell's College of Education and Lowell National Historical Park, proposes to engage educators in investigating Lowell’s textile industry as a case study of early 19th-century industrialization and reform. We use the resources of the Park and other cultural/historical sites to examine changes in work, society, and culture between 1820 and 1860, changes that led Lowellians, imbued with the ideals of the natural rights tradition, to engage in labor reform, women’s rights, and antislavery movements. We also look at nativism in this time period as a reactionary reform movement. An industrial city that formed the template for later industrial cities in the U.S., Lowell provides an ideal setting for historical inquiry. Through lectures, discussion, hands-on and field investigations, drama, and close study of primary, secondary, and literary sources, educators gain both useful content knowledge and new pedagogical approaches.

BH-272383-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsWing Luke Memorial FoundationFrom Immigrants to Citizens: Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$190,564.00Rahul GuptaCharlene Mano ShenWing Luke Memorial FoundationSeattleWA98104-2948USA2020Asian American StudiesLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19056401896540

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers about the history and culture of Asian Pacific American immigrants in the Pacific Northwest.

The Wing Luke Memorial Foundation (dba Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience) seeks funding to present our popular Landmark workshops, "From Immigrants to Citizens: Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest". Building on the success of our 2014, 2016, and 2019 workshops, we propose 2 week-long sessions in summer 2021 led by our 2019 team of Education staff in partnership with preeminent scholars and veteran K-12 educators. The long history of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) in the Northwest provides a wealth of landmark sites and historical materials on which to base K-12 professional development training about APA immigrant histories and the many cultures that shaped our nation. The need for training is clear based on the continued lack of published curriculum and persistent under-resourcing of materials and training for K-12 teachers on APA history. In 2021, we will build on our existing program to include newly available sites/materials.

BH-272385-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsSpring Hill CollegeFrom Clotilda to Community: The History of Mobile, Alabama's Africatown10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$264,224.00Ryan NobleJoe'l Lewis BillingsleySpring Hill CollegeMobileAL36608-1780USA2020African American HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs26422402642240

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers exploring the history of the slave ship Clotilda and the Africatown community in Mobile, Alabama, from the Civil War to today.

Spring Hill College (SHC) seeks funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for “The Past is Present: From Africa to Africatown,” a new five-day Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop to immerse K-12 educators of all grades in the history of the slave ship Clotilda and the post-Civil War community of Mobile, Alabama’s Africatown.

BH-272387-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsHistoric Hudson ValleySlavery in the Colonial North10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$189,384.00ElizabethL.Bradley   Historic Hudson ValleyTarrytownNY10591-1203USA2020African American HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18938401893840

Two one-week workshops for 72 K-12 educators on the history of slavery in the colonial north.

In recent years, public humanities practitioners have focused on re-evaluating how slavery in America is presented at historic sites, incorporating the point of view of enslaved individuals, and recognizing the longevity of slavery’s existence in America. Still, the narrative of slavery is rooted in the antebellum South, omitting its connection to the legal, economic, and political development of colonial America and the New Nation period. For over 20 years, Historic Hudson Valley has told the story of slavery in colonial America, on site at our historic site Philipsburg Manor and, in 2019, with the interactive documentary People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North. In 2017 and 2019, HHV hosted NEH summer Institutes to explore this topic with K-12 teachers. Now HHV seeks a Landmarks grant for summer 2021. The workshop would be grounded at Philipsburg Manor and extended to nearby historic sites to consider how these locations expand our knowledge of American slavery.

BH-272394-20Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsJapanese American National MuseumLittle Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$172,445.00Lynn Yamasaki   Japanese American National MuseumLos AngelesCA90012-3911USA2020U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17244501629690

Two one-week workshops for 72 schoolteachers about the history and culture of Japanese American immigrants and their place in U.S. history.

“Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations” is a new initiative that will invite educators from across the country to Los Angeles to examine the neighborhood of Little Tokyo, including the Little Tokyo Historic District.

BH-281173-21Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History10/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$189,946.00TimothyJ.Crimmins   Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.AtlantaGA30302-3999USA2021U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1899460179016.970

Two one-week workshops for 72 educators on the civil rights movement and desegregation in Atlanta. 

At the core of the workshop is the weighty issue of race reform in a contested southern past. Atlanta, destroyed in the Civil War, was rebuilt on the ashes of slavery as a “New South” city where memorials to the Old South became symbols of white supremacy that relegated African Americans to legal and economic second-class status. The struggle of resistance follows from W. E. B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King. Atlanta has an ideal nexus of historic sites where teachers can explore these struggles, from the legacy of slavery, the tragedy of war and defeat, the promise of emancipation, the betrayal of Reconstruction, the terror of redemption and race riot, the erection of the color line and resistance to segregation, the civil rights movement, desegregation, integration and resegregation, to a multicultural and pluralistic society. Participants will see how race relations figured into the landscape as Americans who once venerated the civil war dead now memorialize civil rights martyrs.

BH-281213-21Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsArizona Board of RegentsArizona-Sonora Borderlands, Palimpsest of Cultures10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$190,000.00JeffreyM.BanisterJenniferLeiJenkinsArizona Board of RegentsTucsonAZ85721-0073USA2021U.S. Regional StudiesLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1900000189773.150

Two one-week workshops for 72 educators on the history, ecology, and cultures of the Arizona-Sonora borderland region. 

This new project will bring K-12 educators to the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands for one week in summer 2022 to study the history, arts, environments, and plural cultures of the region in the context of past habitation and present conditions of tri-national (U.S., Mexico, Native Nations) coexistence. We pose the framing question: how do place, space, and identity intermingle in this region’s millennia of layered written, oral, aural, and visual histories to construct its futures? Given current conversations about the nature of the US-Mexico border and global migration more generally, the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands present a compelling and real-time learning-lab in layered histories, cultures, arts, ecologies, and current events of the region.

BH-281239-21Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsCSUB Auxilliary for Sponsored Programs AdministrationCalifornia Dreamin': Migration, Work, and Settlement in the "Other" California10/1/2021 - 9/30/2024$204,525.00Adam SawyerOliverArthurRosalesCSUB Auxilliary for Sponsored Programs AdministrationBakersfieldCA93311-1022USA2021Rural StudiesLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs20452502018250

Two one-week workshops for 72 educators about migration and agricultural labor history in rural California.

From the exhausted hope of the Joads to the tenacity of Cesar Chavez; from the austere Garveyian self- reliance of Allensworth to the lyricism of the Bakersfield Sound, very few locales have captured the promise, struggles, artistry, and multi-ethnic tapestry of Rural America more than California’s San Joaquin Valley. This place-based workshop features four historical rural landmarks related to multiracial agricultural settlement since the late nineteenth century through the era of the farm worker movement in the 1960s. Participant field trips will include cultural heritage interpreters, visiting scholars, and companion digital archival material related to Allensworth State Park, Sunset Labor Camp, National Chavez Center, and various historical landmarks located in Delano, California. Hosted by CSU Bakersfield, participants will draw linkages to K-12 curriculum with a focus on teaching the rich and diverse history of migration and agricultural labor in the United States.

BH-281283-21Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsNobis Project, Inc.The Legacy of Early African-Americans and the Gullah-Geechee People10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$191,908.00Christen CloughertyWalter IsaacNobis Project, Inc.SavannahGA31412-9304USA2021African American StudiesLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19190801919080

Two one-week workshops exploring Gullah-Geechee history and culture in the Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina.

This workshop focuses on the history and cultural legacy of Gullah-Geechee people of South Carolina and Georgia, descendants of enslaved people from the West Coast of Africa, who contributed to making America “A More Perfect Union,” even as they were excluded from its benefits. The Gullah-Geechee preserved more of their African traditions than other groups of early enslaved Africans in the U.S. As a result, the Gullah-Geechee people’s history, stories, beliefs, and traditions are central to the establishment of African American cultural institutions and practices, and therefore critical to understanding American society in general. The institution of slavery and the contributions of the enslaved and their descendants is foundational to the formation of the U.S. and has long been undertaught and over-simplified in K-12 curriculum. This place-based workshop grounds teachers with a scholarly understanding of (1) how African Americans, free and enslaved, have strived to realize the nation’s ideal that “all men are created equal” in possession of liberty and certain rights, and (2) how the Gullah-Geechee people, who worked over four centuries to preserve their culture, contributed to this democratic ideal.

BH-281290-21Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsHeart Mountain Wyoming FoundationHeart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$187,803.86Ray LockerTyson EmborgHeart Mountain Wyoming FoundationPowellWY82435-8723USA2021U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs187803.8601878030

Two one-week workshops for 72 educators on the incarceration of Japanese Americans in Heart Mountain, Wyoming.

We will conduct two six-day workshops for 5-12 educators for the Landmarks of American History and Culture program to instruct them on the details of the Japanese American incarceration during World War II.

BH-281301-21Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsWashington DC Office of the National JACLCivil Liberties in Times of Crisis: The Japanese American Incarceration10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$177,735.00Phillip OzakiMatthew WeisblyWashington DC Office of the National JACLWashingtonDC20006-1602USA2021U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17773501777350

Two one-week workshops for 72 teachers to examine the history and long-term impacts of Japanese American internment/incarceration during World War II in California.

Following its 2016 award of the same title, Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: The Japanese American Incarceration, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) seeks funding through the NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture grants program for seventy-two primarily social studies and history teachers at the middle and high school levels to explore the historical significance and enduring legacy of the World War II Japanese American incarceration experience. Two six-day sessions of are planned for June 19 to 24, and July 10 to 15, 2022, in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles at host institution, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), with day trips to Santa Anita Park (a previous temporary “assembly center”) and Manzanar National Historic Site (one of the ten permanent WWII “internment” camps). This will be one of the last times that JACL isable to host a workshop with living camp survivors as the WWII generation passes the torch to future ones.

BH-281309-21Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsNational Council for History Education, Inc.The Space Age on the Space Coast10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$190,000.00Kathleen Barker   National Council for History Education, Inc.University HeightsOH44118-3204USA2021U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19000001900000

Two one-week workshops for 72 educators on the space race, technology, and civil rights during the twentieth century. 

The National Council for History Education (NCHE) proposes partnering with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) at Kennedy Space Center on a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of History and Culture Grant, entitled The Space Age on the Space Coast. The workshops funded by this grant, which will take place from July 11th-15 and July 25th-29th of 2022, will be focused on the unique history and culture of Florida’s Space Coast. This project will allow K-12 educators of multiple disciplines from around the country to explore the ways in which politics, science, and culture collided in a unique geographical location in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and where they continue to intersect today.

EH-281233-21Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education FacultySan Diego State University FoundationThe Making of Modern Brazil: Marginal Spaces, Race, and Urban Life10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$214,999.00Erika Robb LarkinsKathrynMargaretSanchezSan Diego State University FoundationSan DiegoCA92182-1931USA2021Latin American StudiesInstitutes for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs2149990214831.380

A three-week, hybrid institute for 25 higher education faculty to study modern Brazil.

This Institute will introduce scholars to the social, racial and cultural diversity of Brazil. We will discuss the aftermath of colonization and slavery in the Americas, the emergence of racial ideologies and contrasting images of urban and rural spaces. Through an exploration of scholarly sources like films, music, ethnographic texts, fiction and historical images and documents, we will examine topics such as modernity, racial politics, and urban spaces, along with social and cultural marginality, gender, class, and ethnicity. Participants will learn to include Brazil in their own courses and research by producing a module/syllabus or draft research project reflecting the themes and issues discussed. Beyond expanding and deepening the scholars' knowledge and understanding of Brazil, the Institute will enable colleagues to develop new insights for interdisciplinary teaching extending beyond Latin America, as many themes are applicable to developing areas of the world and the U.S.

ES-272446-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsRendell Center for Civics and Civic EngagementFirst Amendment in 21st Century America10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$134,345.00BruceAllenMurphy   Rendell Center for Civics and Civic EngagementPhiladelphiaPA19102-3814USA2020Political HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs13434501343450

A one-week institute for 35 K-12 teachers on the First Amendment to be held at the National Constitution Center.

One week intensive institute for k-12 teachers on the United States Constitution and the First Amendment, focusing on the delicate balance between the rights of individuals and the need to govern society and keep it safe. The institute will begin with an historical review and a conceptual discussion of the founding of the United States with an emphasis on important founding documents. The Institute will then move to a study of the issues raised by the incorporation of the First Amendment into the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause. And finally, it will examine specific issues that emerge out of the First Amendment as seen in major Supreme Court Decisions. The institute will not only explore substantive matters, but also promote the development of critical thinking and the disposition to question. Participants will then discuss how to apply the strong content in their own classrooms.

ES-272457-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsSouthern Illinois University, EdwardsvilleFrederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$135,000.00Howard Rambsy   Southern Illinois University, EdwardsvilleEdwardsvilleIL62026-0001USA2020American LiteratureInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs13500001350000

A one-week institute for 25 school teachers on Frederick Douglass and African American literary studies.

The proposed Institute, "Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads" seeks to strengthen pedagogical engagements with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) by making secondary school teachers aware of new developments in African American literary studies and an array of print-based, audio and visual texts, and digital resources. The African American literature program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville proposes a one-week institute that will give language arts educators opportunities to enrich their views of how The Narrative resides at the intersections of autobiography, creative arts, and scholarly discourse. The proposed Institute will involve participants in lively discussions, workshops, technology activities, and collaborative projects designed to enhance interpretive capabilities and pedagogical expertise.

ES-272474-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsInterfaith Center of New YorkReligious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$211,050.00Henry Goldschmidt   Interfaith Center of New YorkNew YorkNY10115-0081USA2020Comparative ReligionInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs21105002110500

A three-week institute for 25 teachers on the diversity of religions in the U.S. by way of examining the lived experience of six religions in New York City.

This three week institute offers K-12 teachers an advanced introduction to the religious diversity of the United States, through a rigorous engagement with religious studies scholarship, and with the religious life of New York City. Participants will explore six major religious traditions. They will discuss the constitutional and pedagogic issues surrounding the study of religion in public and private schools. They will meet with diverse religious leaders, visit local houses of worship, participate in a walking tour exploring local religious history, and conduct field research to trace the meanings of “religion” in a diverse New York neighborhood. In addition to these community-based pedagogies, they will also explore classroom strategies for teaching about everyday religious life, including the use of literature and case-study texts. The institute will thus help participants teach their students about the everyday lives of their fellow Americans from diverse faith traditions.

ES-272533-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsAlabama Humanities Foundation“Stony the Road We Trod…”: Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$220,711.00MarthaV.Bouyer   Alabama Humanities FoundationBirminghamAL35205-7011USA2020U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs22071102100910

A three-week institute for 30 school teachers on the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Alabama.

“Stony the Road...” connects the Modern Civil Rights Movement to other key events in U.S. history and examines how these events forced the nation to wrestle with issues of race and citizenship. Summer scholars examine how strategies to address segregation and discrimination in Alabama differed from one place and time to another. Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, mastermind of the Birmingham campaign, attacked segregation on all fronts: from the back of the bus to the front of the voting booth. From Birmingham to Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, teachers take a journey together to reconcile knowledge of this era with facts, memory, history, and myths. In addition to the provided books, participants will have access to related documents, bibliographies, songs, poetry, curricular products developed by previous participants, and other instructional tools.

ES-272537-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsTheatre for a New Audience, Inc.Teaching Shakespeare's Plays Through Scholarship and Performance10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$189,535.71Lindsay Tanner   Theatre for a New Audience, Inc.New YorkNY10014-2840USA2020Arts, OtherInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs189535.7101841360

A two-week institute for 25 middle and high school teachers on the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays.

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) proposes a two-week Summer Institute entitled Teaching Shakespeare's Plays through Scholarship and Performance, to be held July 12-23, 2021 at TFANA's Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York. Offered to a national group of 25 middle and high school teachers, the Institute introduces a carefully integrated approach for exploring text-based scholarship, contextual and original source material, language, and performance in three Shakespeare plays. This year's participants will study MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, MEASURE FOR MEASURE and OTHELLO under the guidance of leading Shakespeare scholars Julie Crawford (Columbia University) and Mario DiGangi (Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York), and master teaching artists and theatre practitioners Krista Apple and Claudia Zelevansky.

ES-272540-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Texas, El PasoTales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$164,760.00Ignacio MartinezJoseph RodriguezUniversity of Texas, El PasoEl PasoTX79968-8900USA2020U.S. Regional StudiesInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16476001645150

A two-week institute for 25 6-12 educators to study the history and literature of the borderlands.

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and in collaboration with the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS) and the Institute of Oral History (IOH), non-profit research and education centers at UTEP, propose a Summer Institute for School Teachers from July 18th to August 1st, 2021. Building on the successful participation of 25 Summer Scholars in the 2017 and 2019 Summer Institute for School Teachers titled Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism, the proposed Level II 2021 Summer Institute will provide 25 secondary school teachers (NEH Summer Scholars) in grades 6–12 with two weeks of intense, guided exploration of borderlands narratives from the Chihuahuan Desert—a culturally and politically significant region for instructional consideration and critical research encompassing 139,000 square miles across several Mexican states and parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

ES-281176-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsAmherst CollegePunishment: The American Story10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$202,580.00AustinD.Sarat   Amherst CollegeAmherstMA01002-2372USA2021Law and JurisprudenceInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs2025800153674.160

A three-week, residential institute for middle and high school teachers on the meanings, purposes, and history of punishment in the United States. 

I am proposing a three-week, in-person, Level II Summer Institute for School Teachers that will examine punishment and its meanings in American society. It will host 25 participants and be particularly relevant to middle school (grades 6-8) and high school educators (grades 9-12). Punishment is an essential object of humanistic inquiry in schools throughout the United States and in history, civics, social studies, and literature courses at the middle and high school level. Teachers regularly use materials about punishment and its purposes. This Institute will address three questions: 1. What is punishment and why do we punish as we do? 2. What can we learn about politics, law, and culture in the United States from an examination of our practices of punishment? 3. What are the limits of punishment? Together with the Visiting Faculty, we will take a fresh look at familiar texts and explore new resources on which participants might draw when they teach about punishment.

ES-281188-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsAgnes Scott CollegeShakespeare and Digital Storytelling10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$187,673.00Toby Emert   Agnes Scott CollegeDecaturGA30030-3797USA2021British LiteratureInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18767301876730

A two-week, residential institute for 25 high school teachers on Shakespeare and adaptation, from folk tales to digital storytelling.

“Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling” is a new two-week summer institute for 25 English teachers of grades 9-12. The theme of “translation,” as a means to contextualize Shakespeare’s art and to construct contemporary meaning, underpins the institute, which will guide participants in an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet, exploring the plays’ folk and fairy tales roots as well as 21st-century approaches to teaching Shakespeare.

ES-281189-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsColgate UniversityAbolitionism and the Underground Railroad10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$213,846.00GrahamRussellHodges   Colgate UniversityHamiltonNY13346-1338USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs2138460190674.850

A three-week, residential institute for 25 middle and high school teachers on the history of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad.

A three-week Summer Institute for teachers on abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in America from the colonial days until the Civil War to be held at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, July 10-July 29 2022. The proposed institute will provide to 25 middle and high school teachers: lectures, discussions by some of the foremost scholars in the field, ample secondary readings and primary texts, films and field trips to sites relevant to the institute’s purpose. Graham Russell Hodges, the George Dorland Langdon,Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies at Colgate will organize and direct the institute.

ES-281200-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsCrow Canyon Archaeological Center, Inc.From Chaco to Mesa Verde: Ancestral Pueblo Migrations and Identity Formation in the American Southwest10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$187,202.00SusanCRyan   Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Inc.CortezCO81321-9408USA2021ArchaeologyInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18720201736350

A two-week, residential institute for 25 K-12 teachers to examine the twelfth-century Pueblo migration through interdisciplinary perspectives.

From Chaco to Mesa Verde: Ancestral Pueblo Migrations and Identity Formation in the American Southwest, a Level II, two-week summer Institute for 25 K-12 teachers, will be conducted by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center from July 17th – 30th, 2022. This newly proposed Institute highlights the factors leading up to, and following, the migrations of ancestral Pueblo people from their homelands in Chaco Canyon to the Mesa Verde region during the 12th century A.D. Utilizing a multi-vocal approach of both Western scientific and Native traditional knowledge, the goal of this Institute is to investigate human migrations as broad, socially-complex processes in order to further educate teachers, and subsequently students, on a topic that has been, and will always remain, relevant to humans in every society throughout the world in the past, present, and future.

ES-281208-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of South CarolinaAmerica's Reconstruction: The Untold Story10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$199,401.00JosephBrentMorris   University of South CarolinaColumbiaSC29208-0001USA2021African American HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19940101994010

A three-week, residential institute for 25 K-12 teachers on the history and legacies of Reconstruction in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” is a three week residential summer institute for K-12 teachers from July 5-25 2022. Through seminars led by top scholars, study trips to locations in the SC Lowcountry, and directed archival research, educators will learn more about one of the most neglected and misunderstood periods in US history, the post-Civil War era of Reconstruction, and how that history began in and was influenced by people and events in the Sea Islands. We will closely examine three broad themes over the course of the institute, including: (1)the Old South and wartime “prelude” to Reconstruction (2)the political, social, and economic facets of the Reconstruction era and its aftermath, and (3)American historical memory, the “Second Reconstruction” (modern Civil Rights Movement) and the place of Reconstruction memory in modern America. Each theme will offer unique insight into the most significant issues, events, personalities, and watershed moments of the postwar era.

ES-281264-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsIntrepid Museum FoundationPerspectives on World War II in the Pacific Theater10/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$162,382.00Lynda Kennedy   Intrepid Museum FoundationNew YorkNY10036-1007USA2021History, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16238201623820

A two-week, hybrid institute for 25 K-12 teachers to study World War II in the Pacific from multiple perspectives.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s Education Department proposes a Level II, two-week, Summer Institute for twenty-five K-12 classroom teachers to run from July 18 to July 29, 2022. 'Perspectives on World War II in the Pacific Theater' is a newly developed Institute that will immerse teachers in scholarly historical research as well as the history, artifacts and oral histories in the Museum’s collection that embody the era and the focus. Building on successful elements from the remote delivery of a 2020 Institute, the proposed Institute is formulated as a virtual hybrid learning model. While most appropriate for middle and high school teachers, applicants from other grades and educational settings which fit NEH criteria for participation will be considered.

ES-281266-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.Courting Liberty: Slavery and Equality Under the Constitution, 1770-187010/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$186,867.00CharaHaeusslerBohanH. Robert BakerGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.AtlantaGA30302-3999USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18686701861660

A two-week, residential institute for 6th through 12th grade educators on the Constitution and its interpretations with respect to slavery and equality.  

The institute will focus on middle school (6-8) and high school educators (9-12), but may also include K-5 teachers who demonstrate substantial commitment to teaching U.S. History.

ES-281272-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsNew York Historical SocietyRethinking American Feminism, 1948-197710/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$205,897.00Leslie HayesNicholasA.JuravichNew York Historical SocietyNew YorkNY10024-5152USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs20589702058970

A three-week, hybrid institute for 30 K-12 teachers on the history of feminism in the middle of the twentieth century.

The New-York Historical Society proposes Level II summer institute that will convene 30 teachers in grades K-12 and 19 guest scholars, filmmakers, and activists to explore the history of feminism in 20th century America. This hybrid institute will fulfill three weeks of work over several months. It will include two weeks in person at N-YHS over the summer, virtual evening sessions in the fall, and a culminating virtual weekend in January 2023. Building on N-YHS’s Center for Women’s History and web-based curriculum, Women & the American Story, Rethinking American Feminism: 1948-1977 will empower teachers to incorporate the voices of a diverse range of women into their instruction on 20th century US history. By studying and celebrating the contributions of women across many categories, teachers will be better equipped to break down the stereotype of a single narrative of women’s history and help students—particularly female students—see themselves in the past.

ES-281287-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsMorgan State UniversityThe Search for Founding Black Mothers10/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$235,000.00Gretchen RudhamCandice Logan-WashingtonMorgan State UniversityBaltimoreMD21251-0001USA2021African American StudiesInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs23500002349600

A four-week, virtual institute for 30 middle and high school teachers on the overlooked histories of African American women.

This virtual, four-week summer institute endeavors to take 30 educators who teach grades 6-12 on an interactive, interdisciplinary search through literature and multiple archives in order to reckon with curricular and historical erasures of Black women. The project seeks to illuminate the under-represented contributions of Black women as individuals and their collective agency that directly shaped our nation.

FV-272458-20Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 EducatorsCarroll CollegeRe-Enchanting Nature: Humanities Perspectives10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$159,184.00Edward GlowienkaCorrieK.WilliamsonCarroll CollegeHelenaMT59625-0001USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralSeminars for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1591840121014.680

A three-week seminar for 16 teachers on the relationship of humans to the natural world.

"Re-Enchanting Nature: Humanities Perspectives" is a three-week seminar for school teachers that explores human relationships with nature through philosophical, literary, historical, and cultural perspectives. Hosted at Carroll College, in Helena MT, and Yellowstone National Park, the seminar exposes participants to a range of perspectives. It prepares educators to bring the humanities into dialogue with the natural sciences on topics regarding nature.

FV-272494-20Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 EducatorsBowdoin CollegeTeaching the Holocaust through Visual Culture10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$115,000.00Page HerrlingerNatasha GoldmanBowdoin CollegeBrunswickME04011-8447USA2020Art History and CriticismSeminars for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs115000095126.820

A two-week seminar for sixteen high school educators on the visual culture of the Holocaust. 

The Holocaust left behind an emotionally powerful, aesthetically diverse, and ethically challenging visual landscape. The two-week Summer Seminar, for sixteen teachers from across the US, at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME seeks to enrich the middle school and high school curricula by investigating how history and visual culture inform each other when we seek to understand the Holocaust. "Visual culture” is defined as art objects, including photomontage, sculpture, painting, book art, and film, as well as more mundane visual forms, such as posters, flags and uniforms, and magazine illustrations. Led by art historian Natasha Goldman, PhD, and historian Page Herrlinger, PhD, participants will be introduced to teaching and viewing this topic through the visual lens and be encouraged to share their own teaching experiences and how they have confronted the challenges unique to the visual legacy of the Holocaust and genocide.

FV-272496-20Education Programs: Seminars for K-12 EducatorsHood CollegeWorld War I in History and Literature10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$144,079.00TrevorRossDodmanCorey CampionHood CollegeFrederickMD21701-8524USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralSeminars for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs14407901440790

A three-week summer seminar for school teachers on World War I in history and literature.

“World War I in History and Literature" is a three-week summer seminar for secondary school teachers that examines the meaning and relevance of World War I today and prepares teachers to teach the war from an interdisciplinary perspective. Historical sources and works of literature will be approached as windows into the experiences of soldiers and civilians in a time of total war. Co-directed by Trevor Dodman, Associate Professor of English at Hood College, and Corey Campion, Associate Professor of History and Global Studies at Hood College, the seminar builds on the co-directors’ work with Maryland secondary school teachers through their institution’s interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Humanities program. The seminar is designed to provide participating teachers with a deeper understanding of World War I and concrete, actionable, and effective strategies and tools to enhance their teaching practices in an interdisciplinary manner.

HAA-255885-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsYork County Community CollegeGo Local: Building Capacity for Public History in York County, Maine9/1/2017 - 12/31/2018$21,000.00Dianne Fallon   York County Community CollegeWellsME04090-5341USA2017Public HistoryDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities210000210000

A series of planning and development activities to help York County Community College and local historical societies in southeastern Maine develop their own digital public history projects.

York County Community College respectfully seeks a Digital Humanities Advancement grant to build capacity for public history in York County, Maine by providing support for professional development and training for local organizations to develop public history projects using digital tools. The grant would also support a needs assessment of committed historical organizations, two workshops focused on planning and expanding digital expertise, and the development of an entry-level course at York County Community College aimed at teaching students to use digital tools to present public history projects based on local history. The main goal of the project is to foster networking, information sharing, and collaboration between and among local organizations and with York County Community College, and to plan for future projects that might involve the College and its students.

HAA-255937-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsSt. Lawrence UniversityDiviner, A Digital Platform11/1/2017 - 5/31/2019$73,500.00EllenJ.Rocco   St. Lawrence UniversityCantonNY13617-1423USA2017CommunicationsDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities735000735000

The development of a digital platform to assist small historical societies and other local humanities institutions, including public media organizations, in curating their federated collections on the web.

North Country Public Radio is developing Diviner, an innovative digital platform for organizing and sharing humanities materials with the public, and encouraging exploration and personal interaction with that content. Our proposal is to package Diviner, the digital platform, and make it available to other humanities and public media organizations. During the grant period we will evaluate our current platform, develop new elements, and finally package all elements of the platform into free WordPress elements to be shared publicly in the Plugin Directory. During the grant period we will develop Diviner into a configurable platform useful for other organizations, through staff development meetings, meetings with our advisory board on how best to package the platform for public use, meetings with our humanities collaborators to design new features, and periods of testing and quality assurance for all aspects of the platform.

HAA-255942-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsJames Madison UniversityCirculating American Magazines: Making Lost Historical Data from the Audit Bureau of Circulations Publicly Available10/1/2017 - 10/31/2020$50,904.00BrooksE.HefnerEdward TimkeJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgVA22807-0001USA2017American LiteratureDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities50904048421.650

The creation of web-based tools to visualize magazine circulation and readership data for historically significant magazines dated between 1880 to 1972. This will allow scholars and students to easily access information about circulation that has, to date, been “virtually invisible” due to an arcane and difficult-to-navigate cataloging system.

Although digitization has made more periodical content available to historians, literary critics, and print culture specialists, scholars remain largely in the dark about periodicals’ reach. Circulating American Magazines offers tools to analyze and visualize circulation data for historically significant magazines between 1880 and 1972. Using detailed reports from the Audit Bureau of Circulations and the advertising firm N.W. Ayer & Son, this project provides complete access to circulation numbers by issue, in addition to each title’s geographical circulation across the United States and abroad. The project offers web-based visualization tools that allow students and scholars to investigate the history of a magazine or compare multiple magazines’ readership. The project’s centralization of circulation data allows students and scholars to see American periodical history in radically new ways, describing periodicals’ development with an accuracy that has not been possible before.

HAA-255979-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsUniversity of Wisconsin SystemInvestigating the Golden Age of Podcasting through Metadata and Sound10/1/2017 - 6/30/2019$74,972.00JeremyWadeMorrisEric HoytUniversity of Wisconsin SystemMadisonWI53715-1218USA2017Media StudiesDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities74972074961.520

Prototype development and adaptation of open-source software tools to facilitate large-scale search and analysis of podcasts.

Despite an explosion of interest in podcasts - claims of a “Golden Age” of podcasts abound - sound remains mystifyingly difficult to analyze and the history of this emerging media form is already at risk of being lost. PodcastRE Analytics: Investigating Podcasting through Metadata and Sound aims to put podcasting’s data traces to work, making digital audio more usable, visible and audible than current archives. PodcastRE Analytics leverages the 120,000+ podcasts of the PodcastRE database (, a preservation collaboration between UW-Madison’s Libraries and Dept. of Communication Arts, to pioneer new techniques for the analysis and visualization of audio and metadata. While tools for data mining text archives exist, PodcastRE Analytics will allow users to explore audio in ways that are as familiar as textual resources. Using digital humanities methods, we can better research contemporary culture and investigate a new media form that has captured significant attention.

HAA-255990-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsCleveland State UniversityCurating East Africa: A Platform and Process for Location-Based Storytelling in the Developing World9/1/2017 - 12/31/2018$74,939.00J. Mark SoutherMeshack OwinoCleveland State UniversityClevelandOH44115-2214USA2017Public HistoryDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities74939070188.620

Expansion of the Curating Kisumu project, which brings together collaborators from the United States and Kenya to develop a mobile website interpreting regional history and culture in East Africa.

We seek a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant to develop a Curatescape for WordPress beta, a toolset comprised of an open-source plugin and theme framework that enables scholars or small teams to create interpretive humanities presentations optimized for the mobile-first Internet culture in East Africa and the developing world. Expanding upon our Curating Kisumu project, we will continue to involve transnational student teams in building collaboratively researched and curated location-based stories in Kisumu, Kenya, with project partner Maseno University. After building the beta, which expands upon the existing Curatescape toolset, we will test it with Kisumu content and engage a panel of humanities experts in Kenya and Tanzania to evaluate both the content and the framework. By overcoming regional technical constraints, the project addresses gaps between ambition and adoption of digital humanities practice in Africa and supports local cultural production.

HAA-255991-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsUniversity of South FloridaReconstructing the First Humanities Computing Center9/1/2017 - 9/30/2019$75,000.00StevenE.Jones   University of South FloridaTampaFL33620-9951USA2017History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities75000074971.990

The digital re-creation of the laboratory of pioneering digital humanities scholar Father Roberto Busa to study the methods used by his team in early computational work with scholarly texts.

In 1956, Roberto Busa, SJ, founded the first humanities computing center in Italy. After five years in other locations, the operation moved in 1961 into a former textile factory outside Milan, where IBM punched-card data processing machines were installed. There student operators worked on the Index Thomisticus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other projects, 1961-1967. We aim to digitize a key range of materials in the Busa Archive directly relevant to the establishment of the center, to augment these with oral histories of machine operators and link to punched-card machine software emulators and an immersive 3D model of the center. The goal is to begin to recover the infrastructure, workflow, and institutional contexts for this highly significant “site” (both literally and figuratively) in the history of technology and the humanities. The outcome will be increased historical understanding through the creation of models for research and learning.

HAA-255994-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsSt. John's University, CollegevilleEnsuring Access to Endangered and Inaccessible Manuscripts9/1/2017 - 6/30/2020$366,388.00ColumbaA.Stewart   St. John's University, CollegevilleCollegevilleMN56321-2000USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities3239584243032395842430

Further development of the virtual Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, a digital portal that provides online access to manuscript collections from Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. This phase of the project would support development of the platform’s underlying technical framework as well as features to enhance the researcher experience.

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, seeks support for the next phase of development for its recently-launched vHMML platform for manuscript studies ( vHMML 1.0 was released in October 2015 with resources to support the use of manuscripts in research; vHMML 2.0 launched in August 2016 with an online Reading Room that is making tens of thousands of otherwise inaccessible and often endangered manuscript books and archival documents available to users around the world free of charge. NEH funding will make it possible to create vHMML 3.0, with greatly increased discoverability of manuscripts and metadata, and much richer data sharing with other digital humanities projects. vHMML 3.0 will add features requested by partner projects and researchers, and NEH support in both outright and matching funds will sustain the human resources needed to guarantee best-practice administration and continued development of vHMML.

HAA-255998-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsLouisiana State University and A&M CollegeV-ESPACE: Virtual Early Modern Spectacles and Publics, Active and Collaborative Environment9/1/2017 - 10/31/2018$39,982.00JeffreyM.LeichmanFrançoise RubellinLouisiana State University and A&M CollegeBaton RougeLA70803-0001USA2017Theater History and CriticismDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities399820399820

The early-stage development of a virtual reality environment that re-creates an 18th century theater at the Paris Fair. The environment is intended to provide users with an immersive experience that will allow them to learn about social and political issues, discourse, and status during the time of the Enlightenment.

The V-ESPACE project consists of devising and implementing an interactive and explorable virtual reality video game of an evening at the eighteenth-century Paris Fair theater. Players select avatars with distinct goals to complete, keyed to the play on stage and their social status, as they navigate the virtual theater space alongside other users and non-player characters. Game play accommodates a range of linguistic ability, making this an inclusive learning tool for undergraduates studying French, theater, or early modern history. During this grant period, we will establish (1) the floor plan and architectural features of an historically accurate virtual Fair theater space; (2) the text(s) that will comprise the theatrical entertainment, as well as modalities for digital capture of a live performance; (3) avatar profiles, story lines, and characteristics, integrating historical research with computerized behavioral modeling; and (4) detailed roadmaps for continued research and implementation.

HAA-255999-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsUniversity of PennsylvaniaThe Philadelphia Playbills Project1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018$75,000.00William NoelLauraE.AydelotteUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA19104-6205USA2017Theater History and CriticismDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities75000072380.260

A proof-of-concept effort to transcribe and disseminate textual data from a collection of theater playbills documenting 19th-century American theater history.

The Philadelphia Playbills Project (PPP) takes materials from the archive and transforms them into Linked Open Data. The project will be based at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and collaborate with the New York Public Library and the Yale University Digital Humanities Lab. It will use a sample set of 19th century playbills filled with performance information from America's oldest theaters to test approaches to generating data from these materials, including publically crowdsourcing transcriptions using the Ensemble software produced by the NYPL. The PPP will then test workflows for transforming this data into RDF (Linked data). The project will produce a previously unavailable data set that will support new research about the American Theater, develop and refine methodologies for generating such data in the future on a larger scale with other playbill collections, and lay the grounds for future collaborative work with a conference on Performance History in the Digital Age.