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AKB-260507-18Education Programs: Humanities Connections Implementation GrantsFITTeaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students9/1/2018 - 8/31/2021$100,000.00Daniel Levinson WilkKyunghee PyunFITNew YorkNY10001-5992USA2018Labor HistoryHumanities Connections Implementation GrantsEducation Programs10000001000000

The development of interdisciplinary curriculum integrating business and labor history into professional art and design study.

Through a partnership among History faculty, and Art and Design faculty, "Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students" will develop curricula intended to educate students about the business and labor history of the art and design professions. Content will explore how this history impacts present-day industry, careers and professional decision-making. Key project elements will include Art-and-Design faculty professional development conducted by History professors; collaborative curricular development; two conferences; and the creation of a resource website. The initiative addresses an expressed need from Art-and-Design faculty and students for a more complete understanding of the historical influences that have shaped art- and design-business management, the creative process, technology and production. The initiative will help ensure that Art and Design students are well-equipped for the professional demands of the 21st Century.

BC-50438-08Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsMaine Humanities CouncilFamous and Not So Famous Americans11/1/2008 - 4/30/2010$84,110.00VictoriaB.Bonebakker   Maine Humanities CouncilPortlandME04102-1012USA2008U.S. HistoryGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership66610175006661017500

Humanities projects including public conferences on Abraham Lincoln and Zora Neale Hurston, a new reading and discussion series, "Invisible New England," and history camps for high school students.

Famous and Not So Famous Americans will offer a variety of programs for all kinds of audiences to explore the range of people who have made up the fabric of our country, including Abraham Lincoln and Zora Neale Hurston, "invisible" New Englanders (early 20th century Italian stone workers in Vermont and elite African Americans in Boston, e.g.), Native Americans, and Mainers Admiral Robert Peary and Senator Margaret Chase Smith.

BH-261615-18Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsDelta State UniversityThe Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta10/1/2018 - 9/30/2020$170,000.00Rolando HertsLee AylwardDelta State UniversityClevelandMS38733-0001USA2018U.S. Regional StudiesLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17000001700000

Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the history and culture of the Mississippi Delta, with music as a focus.

This 2019 Landmarks workshop will inform participants of the important role that the Mississippi Delta has played in American history. Designated a National Heritage Area by U.S. Congress and a National Treasure of the National Trust for Historic Places, the Mississippi Delta is recognized as “the land where the blues was born, where the Civil Rights movement took root, and where increasingly mechanized farming sparked the Great Migration,” making it the “’cradle of American culture’ for its role in shaping our nation’s character” (National Trust, 2012). Our approach is highly experiential and tells these nationally significant heritage stories at the places where they happened.

BH-50600-13Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsFairfield UniversityDuke Ellington and American Popular Culture10/1/2013 - 12/31/2014$177,340.00LauraR.Nash   Fairfield UniversityFairfieldCT06824-5195USA2013Film History and CriticismLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1773400169164.740

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on Duke Ellington and his world.

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on Duke Ellington and his world. This workshop illuminates the life and music of Duke Ellington (1899-1974) in cultural and historical context, using eight compositions (including "Mood Indigo" and "Take the 'A' Train") as "anchor works" for the week's study. Under the direction of music professor Laura Nash, participants engage with Ellington's work and his world through lectures, discussions, hands-on musical participation, and two all-day visits to historic and cultural sites in New York City. Taking the A train to Harlem, participants visit the Sugar Hill Historic District, where Ellington lived, and are guided on a private tour of the National Jazz Museum by Executive Director Loren Schoenberg. The second day trip to New York features the resources of Jazz at Lincoln Center with curator Phil Schaap. Participants explore the role of Ellington's radio and television broadcasts at the Paley Media Center with Jim Shanahan (Boston University) and learn about Ellington's long form music at Carnegie Hall, where "Black, Brown, and Beige" premiered in 1943. A jazz show at Birdland Jazz Club and a performance of swing dance music conclude the day visits to New York. In Fairfield, historian and director of Black Studies Yohuru Williams provides relevant grounding in twentieth-century African-American history and addresses intersections of race and popular culture. During the days on campus, music professor and bassist Brian Torff leads a specially assembled live big band in presentations and performances to give participants direct experience with the anchor works and with improvisation, as well as opportunities for discussion with band members. Workshop guest faculty include jazz critic and journalist Gary Giddins; educator and composer David Berger (Juilliard), who transcribed and edited the majority of Ellington's works; and Monsignor John Sanders, trombonist and librarian for the Ellington Orchestra, who shares his first-hand knowledge of playing, working, and traveling with Ellington, and of developing the Ellington archives. Prior to and during the workshop, participants read Ellington's Music is My Mistress; Harvey Cohen's Duke Ellington's America; John Edward Hasse's Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington; and Mark Tucker's The Duke Ellington Reader. They also have access to a password-protected website with Ellington recordings, sheet music, and video clips.

CH-50421-07Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsAmerican Musicological Society, Inc.Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century12/1/2005 - 7/31/2011$240,000.00AnneW.Robertson   American Musicological Society, Inc.New YorkNY10012-1502USA2006Music History and CriticismChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs02400000240000

Endowment for publication subventions and an award program in musicology as well as fund-raising costs.

The American Musicological Society seeks an NEH challenge grant of $240,000, which with a 4:1 match will yield $1,200,000. These funds will endow four publication-related initiatives of the Society. The bulk of the funds ($900,000) will create a new subvention supporting the publication of first books by young scholars, whose work often represents the cutting edge of scholarly research, but whose careers are often at their most fragile or challenging point. The remainder will go primarily to existing publication subvention programs, supporting musicological books more generally ($125,000) as well as a monograph series sponsored by the Society ($100,000). These subventions aim to optimize the quality of the best scholarly books on music while keeping their prices affordable. Finally, we propose a new award for books on music in American culture ($50,000), a vital area of musical research that appeals to the broadest literary and musical public.

CH-50658-09Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsFairfield UniversityBellarmine Museum Project12/1/2007 - 7/31/2013$500,000.00JillJohnsonDeupi   Fairfield UniversityFairfieldCT06824-5195USA2008Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05000000500000

To Support: Endowment for programs in and maintenance of a new university art museum.

This Challenge Grant seeks to enhance the teaching of the humanities at Fairfield University by endowing $2.5 million for a new university museum. Fairfield will install and inaugurate an art museum in Bellarmine Hall, our signature building on campus steeped in a rich history of American architectural tradition. The museum will display a collection that focuses on art of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The Bellarmine Museum Project will promote the centrality of art history within the teaching of the humanities, as well as advance Fairfield University's strategic goal of integrating the curriculum within the context of its Jesuit, Catholic mission. In addition, it fulfills our mission to share with the wider community our resources and special expertise.

ED-50387-13Education Programs: Education Development and DemonstrationMLAMLA Survey of Enrollments in Languages other than English in Higher Education9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015$30,000.00DennisO.Looney   MLANew YorkNY10004-2434USA2013 Education Development and DemonstrationEducation Programs300000300000

The MLA has conducted twenty-two surverys of undergraduate and graduate fall semester course enrollments in all languages other than English at US Colleges and Universities. During a sixteen month period two full-time research assistants conduct research with a remarkably high response rate of over 95%. The MLA surverys are widley acknowledged by the field of lanuage teaching, government, and industry as the single, all-inclusive metric of United States post-secondary interest in the study of languages. This Chairman's grant will support the salary of one of the two research assistants who we hire to conduct data collection. Cost sharing, calculated at $150,000 will cover addtional funding for a second research assistant, IT development and for an verage 25% of the annual salaries of the three regular MLA staffers.

EH-281219-21Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education FacultyMontgomery CollegeIdentity and Connections among African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American Communities in the United States10/1/2021 - 3/31/2023$159,406.00CinderCooperBarnesMbyeB.ChamMontgomery CollegeRockvilleMD20850-1728USA2021African American StudiesInstitutes for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs15940601548020

A two-week, residential institute for 25 higher education faculty to consider the diverse nature and experience of the Black diaspora in the United States.

Out of many, one. Charleston, South Carolina recently erected a monument to soldiers from Saint Domingue (Haiti) who traveled to the area in 1799 to make common cause with the American Revolutionary War. Jamaican immigrants contributed to the Harlem Renaissance, the cultural movement that cross-pollinated ideas of African Americans and Afro-Caribbean creatives into a uniquely American flowering. A cause célèbre of Harlem Renaissance was support for Ethiopian resistance to Italian incursions. Decades later, with the end of quotas in 1965, Ethiopians and Nigerians would make up the largest groups of African immigrants. Tapping into Montgomery College, Howard University, and Washington, DC’s wealth of resources, and interrogating the terms “African American,” and “Diaspora,” this institute will feature scholars from a range of disciplines sharing their research with participants who will acquire insights and resource resources to support publication or diversification of their curricula.

EH-50424-14Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education FacultyDrexel UniversityTeaching the History of Modern Design: The Canon and Beyond10/1/2014 - 12/31/2015$192,914.00David Raizman   Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaPA19104-2875USA2014Art History and CriticismInstitutes for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs19291401929140

A four-week summer institute for twenty-five college and university faculty on teaching the history of modern design.

The Canon and Beyond: Teaching the History of Modern Design is a four week summer teaching institute designed to prepare a diverse group of college faculty to meet an increasing demand to teach courses on the topic. The Institute is organized into three thematic units whose subjects address significant components of introductory courses in modern design history, from the early 19th century through the 1970s. The Institute Director will first present material to ground participants in foundational material that is typically covered in a survey course in design history. Then, a select group of visiting scholars will each lead in-depth seminars on a specific topic related to the thematic units, coinciding with their field of research and expertise. These complementary approaches will build and reinforce familiarity with standard material and major themes in the field, on the one hand, and introduce new material and critical perspectives.

ES-50557-14Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Texas, El PasoThe Monuments of Rome in English Culture10/1/2014 - 12/31/2016$191,143.00RonaldJ.Weber   University of Texas, El PasoEl PasoTX79968-8900USA2014Classical HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19114301911430

A four-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on the influence of Cicero and ancient Rome on law, government, and culture in Enlightenment-era Britain.

Dr. Ronald Weber and Dr. Jessica Sheetz Nguyen are proposing a four-week summer Institute for twenty-five teachers and graduate students in the humanities, classics, history, and social sciences. The Institute will take place in Rome. The purpose of the Institute will be to understand how in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries—the years following the break between England and the papacy—Rome served as a world intellectual center that contributed to the emerging national and global identity of the English people. To do this Institute participants will concentrate upon the intersection between the rhetoric of the Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero and the rhetorical display, ceremony and instruction constructed by emperors and popes in the form of processional routes and ceremonial centers in the Roman Forum and the Campus Martius.

FA-233404-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersElizabeth N. EmeryClémence d'Ennery (1853-1914): A Female Connoisseur in the Age of Male Collecting9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017$50,400.00ElizabethN.Emery   Montclair State UniversityMontclairNJ07043-1600USA2015French LiteratureFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Completion of a book-length study of Clémence d'Ennery (1823-1898), the first French woman to build a museum of Asian art, and the social and cultural forces that influenced 19th-century women art collectors in France.

The nineteenth-century French fascination for Asian art has generated much scholarship, little of which mentions women collectors. This book brings light to the social context surrounding Clémence d'Ennery, who assembled 6,300 objects from Japan, China, and India, built a museum with her own money, and willed it to France. She was the first French woman of her time to do such a thing, yet she is unknown today. This case study of d'Ennery and her museum serves as a magnifying glass through which to examine developing cultural forces that made it difficult for nineteenth-century women to make their marks as collectors. The book brings attention to d'Ennery's story by discussing major issues in the humanities, including injustices in the writing of history, stereotypes about ethnicity and gender, the struggle for non-elites to gain cultural capital and respect, and the choices made when acquiring and displaying art.

FB-38699-03Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsJordana DymThe Cartography of Western Travel Writers, 1750-195010/1/2003 - 8/31/2004$40,000.00Jordana Dym   Skidmore CollegeSaratoga SpringsNY12866-1698USA2002History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and MedicineFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs400000400000

No project description available

FB-54936-10Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsNancy CarnevaleAfrican Americans and Italian Americans in Suburban and Urban New Jersey, 1900-1960s9/1/2010 - 8/31/2011$50,400.00Nancy Carnevale   Montclair State UniversityMontclairNJ07043-1600USA2009U.S. HistoryFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs504000504000

This is a study of relations between African Americans and Italian Americans in the suburb of Montclair and the city of Newark, both in Essex County, New Jersey from the early 1900s into the 1960s. A comparison of the interactions between these two groups, which have historically had large populations in New Jersey, in both an urban and a suburban setting will constitute a unique case study. There is no full-length study in English of these two groups despite their historical proximity to each other in both urban and suburban settings. Existing studies focus on conflict whereas this project also reveals fraternization. The project will not only complicate our understanding of the relationship between Italian Americans and African Americans; it will also offer insights into how historical context informs the relationship between ethnic and racial groups.

FB-57633-14Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsKatherine PrestonWomen Managers of English-Language Opera Companies in Late 19th-Century America1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014$50,400.00Katherine Preston   College of William and MaryWilliamsburgVA23186-0002USA2013Music History and CriticismFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs504000504000

The focus of this book is a widespread and popular English-opera movement in late-century America that is completely unknown to scholars today. From 1860 through 1900 scores of itinerant companies, many managed by women, crisscrossed the United States, mounting vernacular opera as popular theatre to large, enthusiastic, and socially heterogeneous audiences. Based on hitherto-unexamined primary documents and informed by theatre history, feminist studies, American Studies, musicology, and history, this book challenges the role of musical theatre in an emerging cultural hierarchy and provides insight into the work of female entrepreneurs who refused to be constrained by the dominant social order. The book will expand knowledge of American social and cultural history, including the emergence of musical management, use of marketing techniques, the role of English-language opera as a populist response to the elitism of foreign-language opera, and the work of businesswomen in entertainment.

FE-21007-87Fellowships and Seminars: Travel to Collections, 11/85 - 2/95Edward C. StibiliItalian-Americans and Religion: An Annotated Bibliography12/1/1986 - 7/31/1987$750.00EdwardC.Stibili   University of Wisconsin, ParksideKenoshaWI53144-1133USA1986U.S. HistoryTravel to Collections, 11/85 - 2/95Fellowships and Seminars75007500

No project description available

FT-36409-92Research Programs: Summer StipendsGeorge E. PozzettaEthnics at War: Italian Americans during World War II4/1/1992 - 9/30/1992$4,000.00GeorgeE.Pozzetta   University of FloridaGainesvilleFL32611-0001USA1992U.S. HistorySummer StipendsResearch Programs4000040000

No project description available

FT-56922-09Research Programs: Summer StipendsJeanne Danielle PetitCatholic Women in Modern America: Gender, Race, Religion and the National Council of Catholic Women, 1918-19296/1/2009 - 7/31/2009$6,000.00JeanneDaniellePetit   Hope CollegeHollandMI49423-3663USA2009U.S. HistorySummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

This book traces the history of the creation and first decade of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), the first national Catholic laywomen's political organization in the United States. As Catholics in a Protestant-dominated country and women in a patriarchal Church, the NCCW had to negotiate a tricky political terrain. To do this, they embraced a Catholic ethos that stressed communalism over individualism and women's responsibilities over women's rights. They engaged with the "modern" issues of the 1920s--growing diversity, new ideas about government power, changing views of sexuality--and charted an unconventional political path that straddled left-right political divides. In the process, they participated in the movement of Catholics from the periphery of American political and social power into the mainstream. They helped lay the foundations for distinctive Catholic responses to 20th-century gender and race issues that shape United States politics to this day.

GM-*2033-80Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsStaten Island Children's MuseumPlanning Grant for the Exhibition Entitled: Explore Staten Island8/1/1980 - 3/31/1981$5,400.00Jo Ann Secor   Staten Island Children's MuseumStaten IslandNY10304-2713USA1980History, GeneralHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs5400054000

To support planning for an exhibition on the ethnic and cultural history of Staten Island from 1400 to the present. Included in the exhibition will be the Leni-Lenape Indians; Dutch; Black Americans; and Italian-Americans.

GM-23765-89Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsSamuel S. Fleisher Art MemorialThe Uses of Tradition: Arts of Italian Americans in Philadelphia1/1/1989 - 6/30/1990$118,628.00Debora Kodish   Samuel S. Fleisher Art MemorialPhiladelphiaPA19147-2811USA1989Folklore and FolklifeHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs11862801186280

To support an exhibition, catalogue, and interpretive programs that will explore ethnicity and the nature of tradition in Italian-American material culture.

GM-26344-01Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsNJAHSGuilty Until Proven Innocent: International Implications of the Treatment of Alien Americans During WWII9/1/2001 - 11/30/2001$10,000.00Rosalyn Tonai   NJAHSSan FranciscoCA94115-3604USA2001U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs100000100000

Consultation with scholars and on the stories and history of internees in the U.S. during WWII, focusing partly on Japanese Americans, but with special attention also given to the treatment of Italian Americans and German Americans

GM-30118-02Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsHistorical Society of MinnesotaHistory House9/1/2002 - 8/31/2003$40,847.00BenjaminP.Filene   Historical Society of MinnesotaSt. PaulMN55102-1903USA2002U.S. HistoryHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs408470408470

Planning for a permanent exhibition and related programming interpreting a specific house successively occupied by Germans, Italians, African Americans, and now Southeast Asians.

GP-*0408-80Public Programs: Special ProjectsNational Italian-American FoundationItalian Americans: Their Culture and Contributions3/1/1980 - 4/30/1981$129,070.00Alfred Rotondaro   National Italian-American FoundationWashingtonDC20036USA1980Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralSpecial ProjectsPublic Programs12907001290700

To support a series of two-day conferences in six U.S. cities on the Italian-American experience. Discussions will include humanities scholars, government officials, community leaders, and the general public.

GP-*1187-79Public Programs: Special ProjectsNational Italian-American FoundationDevelopment of a Series of Italian American Symposia8/1/1979 - 1/31/1980$41,919.00Alfred Rotondaro   National Italian-American FoundationWashingtonDC20036USA1979Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralSpecial ProjectsPublic Programs419190419190

Supports planning and development of a national series of symposia on issues important to Ital-Amers. Themes to be explored are: the nature of ethnic identity, trends in modern Italian history education and Ital-Amer neighborhood history.

To a series of panel presentations and discussions in ten U.S. cities to help convey to the public the role that both Italians and Italian Americans have played in American Society.

GP-10543-78Public Programs: Special ProjectsUnico NationalThe Italian American Relationship to Humanities Development in the U.S.1/1/1978 - 6/30/1978$15,000.00SamuelJ.Faiello   Unico NationalFairfieldNJ USA1977Ethnic StudiesSpecial ProjectsPublic Programs150000150000

To review and summarize published studies on the humanities as related to Italian-Americans, and to identify priority projects and complete the planning necessary to carry them out. Projects will seek to generate awareness and discussion among Italian-Americans on their historical relationship with the development of the humanities in the U.S.

GY-10253-75Public Programs: Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85Charles P. RayAmerican and Italian Women: Cross-Cultural Dissemination of Progressive Ethics5/1/1975 - 8/31/1975$1,815.00CharlesP.Ray   University of RochesterRochesterNY14627-0001USA1975Women's HistoryYounger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85Public Programs1815018150

To study the Lewis Street Settlement House which would contribute to an understanding of the crucial role of the Settlement movement in creating a working urban culture and in helping new immigrants to become Americans. Results will be written as a paper forming the basis of an honors thesis in the History of Women program.

PJ-293421-23Preservation and Access: National Digital Newspaper ProgramUniversity of Maryland, College ParkHistoric Maryland Newspapers Project, Phase 66/1/2024 - 5/31/2026$322,532.00PamelaAnnetteMcClanahan   University of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkMD20742-5141USA2023U.S. HistoryNational Digital Newspaper ProgramPreservation and Access32253203225320

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Maryland newspapers, published prior to 1963, as part of the state’s continuing participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). This phase would focus on papers from the colonial period and early nineteenth century, the Jewish Times, and titles covering Prince George’s County in the 1940s and ’50s.

The UM Libraries requests a supplemental grant to digitize an additional 100,000 pages of newspaper content for the National Digital Newspaper Program from September 2023 through August 2025. During the previous five rounds of funding, the project digitized 500,000 pages including English, German, Polish, Czech, and Italian titles from across the State of Maryland dating from 1727 to 1963. The next project phase will seek to provide researchers with newspapers that share the perspective of underrepresented groups including the Jewish community in Baltimore and African Americans in Prince Georges County and Baltimore, as well as some of the earliest extant titles of the state, spanning 1745 to 1963, and providing content covering local concerns and national or international issues.

PJ-50116-13Preservation and Access: National Digital Newspaper ProgramConnecticut State LibraryConnecticut Digital Newspaper Project9/1/2013 - 10/31/2023$1,399,009.00Anna Newman   Connecticut State LibraryHartfordCT06106-1569USA2013Library ScienceNational Digital Newspaper ProgramPreservation and Access139900901111754.950

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Connecticut newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the state's participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

From 2019-2021, the CT State Library will digitize an additional 110,000 pages of newspapers, with the support of the CT and Litchfield historical societies, Yale Univ., Bridgeport and Putnam libraries, who will lend film. We request $263,921 from NEH and will contribute 35.6% in cost share. The Advisory Board would like to select newspapers from the early 19th century and 1930-40 and will narrow the choices after the film is inspected and copyright checked. The Board includes 2 historians, an academic/journalist, state archivist, librarian, educator, and humanities representative and will not consider their own research interests but the wider needs of the project. Staff will follow LOC’s Technical Guidelines for quality review and deliver digital files, metadata, updated MARC records and duplicate negatives to LOC for access in Chronicling America and will do outreach to new and established audiences.

PW-296880-24Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesHistorical Society of Western PennsylvaniaThe Italian Diaspora Archive Map (IDARM) Project6/1/2024 - 5/31/2026$50,000.00MelissaE.Marinaro   Historical Society of Western PennsylvaniaPittsburghPA15222-4208USA2024Immigration HistoryHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access500000500000

A planning project to coordinate the work of scholars and cultural heritage organizations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Viginia to identify and aggregate information and resources that document Italian American history in the region.   

The Senator John Heinz History Center seeks support for a Foundations-level project to make visible, searchable, and accessible to researchers, educators, students, and the general public the wealth of archival materials related to the Italian diasporic experience in the PA-WV-OH tri-state region. This region of the United States is home to a high concentration of Americans of Italian descent whose ancestors immigrated during the Great Immigration and post-WWII periods to work in the industrial complex. Due to the size of the Italian American community, extensive material culture has been deposited into a variety of repositories and archives across the tri-state region. An informal network has existed for five years among archivists and librarians as well as researchers and academics working in Italian and Italian American studies, but no overarching framework has existed to capture the full breadth of the resources available within our cultural geographic footprint.

RA-235157-16Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsJohn Carter Brown LibraryLong-Term Research Fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library1/1/2017 - 6/30/2020$249,612.00Neil Safier   John Carter Brown LibraryProvidenceRI02906USA2016History, OtherFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs2496120227577.510

18 months of stipend support (3-4 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The John Carter Brown Library is seeking a renewal of its current funding for long- term NEH fellowships a year to encourage advanced scholarship using the Library's unique and rare collection of materials related to the Americas, north and south, during the colonial period (roughly 1492-1825). The Library seeks to repeat this funding for this purpose every year for a period of three years. The result of the research conducted will be shared with other scholars via the curricula they organize at the institutions of higher learning with which they are primarily affiliated, in the classes they teach, in lectures, seminars, talks, and conferences, on websites and through podcasts and other media, as well as with the public-at-large via the Library’s own publications, exhibitions, and online outreach in Providence and well beyond. (edited by NEH staff)

RA-259260-18Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsNational Humanities CenterLong-term Research Fellowships at the National Humanities Center1/1/2019 - 6/30/2022$301,454.00RobertD.Newman   National Humanities CenterResearch Triangle ParkNC27709-0152USA2018Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs2054549600020545496000

30 months of stipend support (3-5 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The National Humanities Center, an independent center exclusively devoted to advanced humanities research, seeks five nine-month fellowships for the next three-year cycle (grant period Jan. 1, 2019-June 30, 2022). Since 1978, NEH has generously supported five NHC fellowships during each granting cycle, excepting the last cycle when it supported three. Designated “NEH Fellows,” recipients of these awards are chosen through a rigorous vetting process and join a vibrant intellectual community of 35-40 total Fellows. Each works on a major research project throughout the academic year with significant support from our library staff and fellowship office. End-of-year evaluations from the roughly 1,400 Fellows who have been in residence generally describe their year at the NHC as the most inspiring and productive of their careers. The NHC focuses attention to diversity in all of its dimensions so that Fellows represent a broad range of disciplines, institutions, backgrounds and perspectives.

RA-264475-19Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsMassachusetts Historical SocietyLong-Term Fellowships at the Massachusetts Historical Society1/1/2020 - 6/30/2023$238,975.00Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai   Massachusetts Historical SocietyBostonMA02215-3631USA2019U.S. HistoryFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs2189752000021897520000

16 months of stipend support (2-4 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The Massachusetts Historical Society requests NEH funding for a program of long-term post-doctoral fellowships. The Massachusetts Historical Society is both a major repository and a center for scholarship. It not only houses collections, its staff of approximately fifty members includes historians actively engaged in research on a variety of topics as well as editors and librarians. Serving the high concentration of Boston-area academic institutions through collections, publications, and scores of seminars, lectures, brown bag lunches, conferences, and receptions each year, it is also one of New England’s most important centers for scholarly programming in history and allied areas. MHS-NEH fellows benefit from a thriving and intellectually engaged community nourished by a wide range of events and devoted to advancing the humanities. [edited by staff]

RA-50132-14Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsNewberry LibraryLong-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library1/1/2015 - 6/30/2018$323,400.00DonaldBradfordHunt   Newberry LibraryChicagoIL60610-3305USA2014Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs3234000323394.790

24 months of fellowship stipend support per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

The Newberry Library requests funding for three years (36 months per year) of fellowship support to continue a highly successful program of residential humanities fellowships at the Newberry Library. Over many decades this program has generated a rich harvest of humanities scholarship while also serving as a catalyst for creating a dynamic intellectual community within this research institution. This proposal details the achievements and impact of the program and outlines the Library's procedures for publicizing the program, selecting the fellows, and fostering their scholarly activities.

RQ-50342-08Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsPenn StateThe Letters of Ernest Hemingway7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011$200,000.00SandraW.Spanier   Penn StateUniversity ParkPA16802-1503USA2008American LiteratureScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs20000002000000

Work on the first four volumes (encompassing the years 1908-39) of a twelve-volume scholarly edition of Hemingway's letters. (36 months)

This project will result in the publication by Cambridge University Press of a comprehensive scholarly edition of the estimated 6,000-7,000 letters of Ernest Hemingway, only about ten percent of them ever published. Hemingway's pioneering contributions to American literature made a profound and lasting impact on modern English-language prose style, and his life and work still command enormous popular as well as scholarly interest worldwide. Besides providing new biographical and artistic insights into the achievement of this most influential American writer, the letters constitute a running eyewitness account and cultural history of much of the twentieth century. This edition will be published in twelve volumes over the next fifteen years. We are requesting a three-year funding to see into print volumes 1 and 2, to complete and submit volume 3, and to continue volume 4, together encompassing Hemingway's letters through 1939.

RS-*1471-80Research Programs: State and Local and Regional StudiesUniversity of PennsylvaniaA Comprehensive Study of the Italian American Experience (1880-1980)7/1/1982 - 9/30/1982$74,702.00Jerre Mangione   University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA19104-6205USA1980Ethnic StudiesState and Local and Regional StudiesResearch Programs747020747020

To support additional research for a comprehensive study of the migration of Italians to America and the persistence of their traditions and customs among four generations of Italian-Americans.

RS-20336-82Research Programs: State and Local and Regional StudiesUniversity of PennsylvaniaA Comprehensive Study of the Italian American Experience (1880-1980)9/1/1982 - 1/31/1984$41,662.00Jerre Mangione   University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA19104-6205USA1982Ethnic StudiesState and Local and Regional StudiesResearch Programs416620416620

To support research for a comprehensive study of Italian-American history, examining cultural assimilation as well as the persistence of traditions and customs among four generations of Italian-Americans.

RZ-249862-16Research Programs: Collaborative ResearchNew York UniversityAmerasia: A Renaissance Discovery10/1/2016 - 9/30/2019$290,000.00Alexander NagelElizabethAnneHorodowichNew York UniversityNew YorkNY10012-1019USA2016European HistoryCollaborative ResearchResearch Programs2900000289966.050

Research and writing for a book on how Europeans, during the Age of Encounters in the 16th and 17th centuries, saw Asia in the “New World," where Mexico could be India and North America could be part of China.

Amerasia: A Renaissance Discovery reveals many ways in which Europeans during the Age of Encounters saw Asia in the newly discovered lands of the Americas. We demonstrate that the association of America and Asia dominated the geographical imagination of Europe for over a century after 1492. By considering a plethora of texts, maps, objects, and images produced between 1450 and 1700, this study immerses the reader in a coherent if malleable vision of a world where Mexico really was India and North America was an extension of China. What does it mean, we ask, that Europe was coming into self-definition during the very period that it inhabited an Amerasian worldview? The resulting book and web portal will bring into view a dynamic model of the world and of Europe's place in it that was later suppressed by Eurocentric narratives. To rediscover this history is, we believe, a necessary part of coming to terms with the emergent polyfocal global reality of our own time.

TR-264564-19Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionSmarthistory, Inc.Smarthistory: At Risk Cultural Heritage Education Series, Phase 24/1/2019 - 7/31/2020$260,740.00Beth Harris   Smarthistory, Inc.PleasantvilleNY10570-2511USA2019Art History and CriticismMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs26074002607400

Production of twenty videos and five framing essays about the preservation, destruction, and re-creation of art.

ARCHES: At Risk Cultural Heritage Education Series brings the public to museums, temples, and excavations both remote and close to home to discuss dangers facing our shared cultural heritage. ARCHES brings together art historians, archaeologists, preservationists, and other experts to share their knowledge so that the public can go beyond the headlines to investigate the complex issues at stake at a time when our monuments, architecture, antiquities, and artworks—are under threat from war, looting, neglect, development, and civil unrest, and all at an unprecedented scale. Leaders across the field of cultural heritage preservation have urged Smarthistory to build on the success of ARCHES. Phase 2 will expand on the geographic breadth of the project and provide a richer intellectual framework so that viewers can explore how the destruction of heritage has been treated through history and across the cultural spectrum from Hollywood to the studios of contemporary artists.

TR-266341-19Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionFuturo Media GroupUNLADYLIKE20208/1/2019 - 12/31/2020$700,000.00Charlotte Mangin   Futuro Media GroupNew YorkNY10027-4843USA2019Women's HistoryMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs600000100000600000100000

Production of twenty-six animated short documentary films about little-known Progressive Era women who achieved success in science, business, aviation, journalism, politics, medicine, exploration, and the arts.

UNLADYLIKE2020 is an innovative multimedia series featuring little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, set to launch in 2020 for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. Our 26 animated documentary shorts will be released digitally on a weekly basis by PBS’s flagship biography series American Masters for the 26 weeks between March 1, the start of Women’s History Month, and August 26, 2020, a day known as Women's Equality Day, named to commemorate the 1920 ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, and also will be repackaged into a public television broadcast hour. Each 5-to-7 minute episode will profile a female trailblazer from the Progressive Era in U.S. history (1890s through 1920s) who broke barriers in then-male-dominated fields such as science, business, aviation, journalism, politics, medicine, exploration, and the arts.

TR-50242-11Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsSocial Media Productions, Inc.The Italian Americans4/1/2011 - 9/30/2013$500,000.00John Maggio   Social Media Productions, Inc.BrooklynNY11201-3040USA2011American StudiesAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs50000005000000

Production and development of a four-hour documentary film series about the history of Italian Americans.

The Italian-Americans, a four-hour documentary series, will chronicle four generations of Italian-American lives, from the massive late 19th century wave of immigration to the present. This great sweep of history will be told through the stories of Italian-American families -- their departures and reunions, their struggles to maintain their traditions while making their way in America, and their extraordinary contributions to American culture. Unique among 19th century immigrants for their ambivalence about America, the Italians' experience challenges our deep-rooted myths of "the melting pot" and offers surprising insights into immigration today.