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AA-277557-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and UniversitiesTufts UniversityCivic Humanities and Decarceration2/1/2021 - 1/31/2024$150,000.00Hilary BindaPeter LevineTufts UniversitySomervilleMA02144-2401USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherHumanities Initiatives at Colleges and UniversitiesEducation Programs15000001334370

Course revision and curriculum development in Civic Studies and in programs for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.

NEH funding will cultivate a partnership between Tufts University’s Civic Studies program and the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College (TUPIT) by supporting Tufts humanities faculty developing and delivering curriculum for people with lived experience of incarceration. By teaching courses to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people working towards a bachelor’s degree – inside prisons, in a re-entry-focused community center program, and at Tufts – often in tandem with Tufts campus students, humanities faculty will provide severely at-risk students who are also disenfranchised citizens with a pathway program that cultivates increased civic knowledge and a new capacity for community engagement. NEH funds will allow us to develop syllabi, scholarly and journalistic writing, and hold a Civic Humanities and Decarceration conference. This laboratory for public scholarship in the humanities will promote its under-represented scholars.

AC-277694-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraHidden Archives: Race, Gender, and Religion in UCSB’s Ballitore Collection2/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$149,402.00RachaelScarboroughKingDanielleL.SprattUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraCA93106-0001USA2020British LiteratureHumanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsEducation Programs1494020132405.310

A two-year project on the digitization and examination of abolitionist materials to be included in experiential learning and curriculum development.

Hidden Archives is a collaborative project between the University of California, Santa Barbara, California State University-Northridge, and Howard University that digitizes and researches a collection of abolitionist materials held at UCSB while introducing underrepresented students to archival research and the digital humanities. Although both archival and digital skills are necessary to address crucial topics regarding the history of race, enslavement, and protest, the fields of book history and the digital humanities remain exclusionary to scholars of color. Hidden Archives addresses such concerns through collaborative research between faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. The project focuses on the Ballitore Collection, a group of 18th- and 19th-century Quaker materials. By examining the collection with a diverse research team, we make it available for scholars, students, and the public while shaping a generation of researchers attuned to questions of power and absence.

AC-50089-11Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsCalifornia State University, Northridge, University CorporationCreating a New Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at CSUN1/1/2011 - 12/31/2016$99,969.00Nayereh Tohidi   California State University, Northridge, University CorporationNorthridgeCA91330-8316USA2010Area StudiesHumanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsEducation Programs99969098320.440

A two-year project to establish a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

The College of Humanities at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking funding to establish a minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies. As an interdisciplinary program, the minor will offer the study of Islamic and Middle East cultures, politics and societies. An important component of the minor will be training in languages widely spoken in the Middle East and other Muslim majority countries. In Year One (2010/2011 academic year), CSUN will establish three new courses: an Arabic language class, Women in Islamic Literature, and Gender Issues among the Muslim Community of North America. The addition of these three courses to the existing course offerings in the area of Muslim and Middle Eastern studies will allow for the establishment of a new minor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. In Year Two (2011/2012 academic year), the following courses will be added: Sufism, Turkish language, intermediate Farsi and advanced Farsi.

AH-250254-16Education Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)Youth Speaks, Inc.National Youth Spoken Word Poetry Ambassadors6/1/2016 - 6/30/2017$90,000.00James Kass   Youth Speaks, Inc.San FranciscoCA94103-2473USA2016Arts, OtherCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)Education Programs50000400005000040000

Development of regional youth spoken word poetry programming, to include workshops with humanities scholars, mentoring of selected youth poets, and public events integrating spoken word poetry and humanities dialogues.

12CA- The three largest youth spoken word organizations in the country (Youth Speaks and Urban Word as leads, with the support of Young Chicago Authors) join together to create one dynamic initiative that draws from the resources of each organization’s finest programs and networks. This uniting of long-time collaborators will create a unique and powerful experience for young spoken word artists - and their communities - nationwide. The National Youth Spoken Word Ambassadors Program, working in partnership with the Youth Speaks led Brave New Voices Festival and Network, the Urban Word National Youth Poet Laureate Initiative, and in partnership with the Young Chicago Author’s Louder Than a Bomb network accesses as many as 100 programs across the country who are actively engaging with marginalized voices in their community.

AKA-265769-19Education Programs: Humanities Connections Planning GrantsTexas Tech UniversityHumanities-Driven STEM: A New Paradigm for the Liberal Arts9/1/2019 - 12/31/2022$34,999.00John CarrellAlizaS.WongTexas Tech UniversityLubbockTX79409-0006USA2019Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Connections Planning GrantsEducation Programs349990349990

The development of a humanities-driven undergraduate STEM program.

While STEM has made room for STEAM (with the Arts) or STREM (with Reading) or STEMM (with music), the humanities remain still only a subtle presence in STEM education. What if we were to flip this paradigm? What if, instead of only "timbre-ing" STEM, the humanities were to drive its communication, its approach? This project implements a humanities driven STEM (HDSTEM) program in the TTU Honors College that includes 1) a First Year Experience team-taught course that introduces students in their first semester to the idea that the humanities are the impetus for human innovation; 2) a sustained program of HDSTEM courses that shape the chosen majors of students; 3) co-curricular workshops and lectures that put interdisciplinarity into action; and 4) a Summit Experience team-taught course that challenges students at the end of their 4 years to appreciate the interrelatedness of disciplines and the complexity of problems using the vocabulary and the grammar of the humanities.

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-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.

AKB-265735-19Education Programs: Humanities Connections Implementation GrantsUniversity of South FloridaMedical Humanities in a Global Context5/1/2019 - 4/30/2022$98,483.00BenjaminScottYoungCatherine WilkinsUniversity of South FloridaTampaFL33620-9951USA2019Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Connections Implementation GrantsEducation Programs98483088782.750

Implementation of a new general education pathway in the Honors College that would integrate the humanities into the institution’s medical and global programs.

The Honors College at the University of South Florida proposes to develop ten new, and seven revised, interdisciplinary courses as part of a new program entitled “Medical Humanities in a Global Context.” These integrated interdisciplinary courses will offer students a pathway through the USF Honors College curriculum and aims to cultivate more critical, holistic, and experiential perspectives on health and human experience.

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-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-50600-09Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsUniversity of WashingtonDigital Humanities Commons12/1/2007 - 7/31/2013$625,000.00KathleenM.Woodward   University of WashingtonSeattleWA98195-1016USA2008Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs06250000625000

Endowment to support faculty and student fellowships and graduate courses on digital humanities, other humanities programs, and a part-time research assistant.

With a $625,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a successful match of $1,875,000 to establish an endowment of $2,500,000, the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington will create the Digital Humanities Commons. The goal is to seed and strengthen work in the digital humanities, with three objectives: the animation of knowledge; the public circulation of scholarship; and the historical, social, and cross-cultural understanding of digital culture. Each year the endowment will support: summer faculty fellowships emphasizing collaborative projects; summer digital dissertation fellowships; modest funds for digital tools; three one-credit graduate courses on digital scholarship; a lecture by a seminal visiting scholar; and funds for an hourly research assistant. We will fold our work from the Digital Humanities Commons into our programs in the public humanities, a prime mission of the Simpson Center.

CHA-261952-19Challenge Programs: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsUniversity of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.Infrastructure Improvements to the Spencer Museum of Art's Collection Storage, Freight Elevator, and Galleries8/1/2018 - 7/31/2023$406,542.00SaralynReeceHardy   University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.LawrenceKS66045-3101USA2018Arts, GeneralInfrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsChallenge Programs04065420406542

Improvements to an art museum, including the purchase of compact shelving for a collection storage area housing two-dimensional framed works of art and three-dimensional objects; mechanical repairs to a freight elevator; and renovations to two long-term exhibition galleries.

To support the a two-stage facility enhancement project that will build capacity for sharing the Spencer Museum of Art's global collection of more than 45,000 objects. Space-maximizing changes to collection storage will improve access to objects as well as their safety, while sustaining continued, responsive development of the collection. Modifications to the freight elevator will ensure safe transportation of collection objects and staff between storage and galleries. Renovation and re-installation of two long-term exhibition galleries will refresh these spaces with relevant installations that are pertinent to current humanities scholarship and contemporary audiences.

EH-50370-13Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education FacultyRegents of the University of California, DavisDante’s Divine Comedy: Poetry, Philosophy, and the City of Florence10/1/2013 - 12/31/2014$162,947.00BrendaDeenSchildgen   Regents of the University of California, DavisDavisCA95618-6153USA2013Comparative LiteratureInstitutes for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs1629470156511.990

A four-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty to study Dante's Divine Comedy.

This four-week NEH Summer Institute Dante’s Divine Comedy, poetry, philosophy, and the city of Florence will lead non-specialist literature and general humanities college, community college, and university teachers through a close reading of the Comedy. The focus will be on how the city of Florence, as a vibrant archive, inspired the poet and shaped the poem. The most brilliant city in Europe during the Renaissance, Florence’s great cultural and economic expansion began during Dante’s time. While the Comedy represents the cultural flowering that was occurring, it is also full of concrete references to specific places in the city, to its citizens, and to its moral decline and political turbulence, of which Dante himself was a victim. Situating the study of the Comedy in Florence, offers an intimate yet intellectually expansive view of the poem and how Dante parlayed Florence’s emerging power into a massive critique of civic disorder, acquisitiveness, and corruption.

ES-50036-03Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of PittsburghVoices Across Time: American History Through Song10/1/2003 - 12/31/2004$146,705.00Mariana Whitmer   University of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2003U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs14670501467050

A five-week institute for 25 school teacher to use popular songs as primary source documents for the study of selected themes in American history.

ES-50133-05Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of PittsburghVoices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song10/1/2005 - 12/31/2006$165,581.00Mariana Whitmer   University of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2005U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16558101655810

A five-week institute for twenty-five school teachers that would explore topics in American history, including American values and attitudes, through the lens of music.

ES-50181-07Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of PittsburghVoices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song10/1/2007 - 12/31/2008$193,117.00DeaneL.Root   University of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2007Music History and CriticismInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19311701931170

A five-week institute for twenty-five school teachers that would explore topics in American history, including American values and attitudes, through the lens of music.

"Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song" is a five-week summer institute for 25 secondary school teachers to explore topics in American history through the lens of music. Participants will utilize popular songs as primary source documents to enrich discussions of American history, while field trips and authentic performances will offer a uniquely engaging evocation of an historical context. Aided by the perspectives of historians, musicologists, and teaching performers, participants will both strengthen their skills as historians and develop innovative strategies to integrate music into their teaching of American history. This proposal is for a third Institute; previous Institutes were held in 2004 and 2006.

ES-50347-10Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of PittsburghVoices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song10/1/2010 - 12/31/2011$199,955.00DeaneL.RootMariana WhitmerUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2010Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19995501999550

A five-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on ways to explore American history through popular songs.

"Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song" is a five-week summer institute for 25 secondary school teachers to explore topics in American history through the lens of music. Participants will utilize popular songs as primary source documents to enrich discussions of American history, while field trips and authentic performances will offer a uniquely engaging evocation of an historical context. Aided by the perspectives of historians, musicologists, and teaching performers, participants will develop innovative strategies to integrate music into their teaching of American social studies and language arts. This proposal is for a fourth Institute; previous Institutes were held in 2004, 2006, and 2008.

ES-50447-12Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of PittsburghVoices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song10/1/2012 - 12/31/2013$197,517.00DeaneL.Root   University of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2012Music History and CriticismInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19751701975170

A five-week institute for twenty-five school teachers linking American popular songs to significant periods and events in American history.

"Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song" is a five-week summer institute for 25 school teachers to explore topics in American history through the lens of iconic songs. Participants will utilize popular songs as primary source documents to enrich discussions of American history, while field trips and authentic performances will offer a uniquely engaging evocation of an historical context. Aided by the perspectives of historians, musicologists, and teaching performers, participants will develop innovative strategies to integrate music into their teaching of American social studies and language arts. This proposal is for a fifth Institute; previous Institutes were held in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011.

ES-50553-14Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of PittsburghVoices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song10/1/2014 - 12/31/2015$199,258.00DeaneL.Root   University of PittsburghPittsburghPA15260-6133USA2014American StudiesInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19925801992580

A five-week institute for twenty-five school teachers linking American popular songs to significant periods and events in American history.

"Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song" is a five-week summer institute for 25 school teachers to explore topics in American history through the lens of iconic songs. Participants will utilize popular songs as primary source documents to enrich discussions of American history, while field trips and authentic performances will offer a uniquely engaging evocation of an historical context. Aided by the perspectives of historians, musicologists, and teaching performers, participants will develop innovative strategies to integrate music into their teaching of American social studies and language arts. This proposal is for a sixth Institute; previous Institutes were held in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013.

FA-232898-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersGabriel P. SolisMusic, Race, and Indigeneity in Australia and Papua, New Guinea9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017$50,400.00GabrielP.Solis   Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisChampaignIL61801-3620USA2015EthnomusicologyFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Preparation of a book-length study of musical and cultural exchanges between African diasporic and indigenous musicians in Australia and Papua New Guinea, 19th century to the present.

The Black Pacific investigates the ongoing history of musical alliances and affiliations between Indigenous artists and activists in Australia and Papua New Guinea and their counterparts in the African Diaspora. From the Australasian tour of the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1890s to Snoop Dogg's visit to Brisbane in 2014, music has provided a hidden transcript of modernity in the region. Never previously seen as a unified history, in this project the musical lives of such communities as the multi-ethnic crews in pearl fishing fleets in the Coral Sea in the 1900s, Aborigines extending Marcus Garvey's Pan-African philosophy in the 1930s, and Melanesians calling for West Papuan independence today resonate through linkages across time and space. Using the register of singing voices and dancing bodies, this book charts the critical ways these Indigenous–Diasporic musical intersections have contributed to the trajectory of race and Indigeneity for more than a century.

FA-56424-12Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersSarah SchneewindShrines to Living Officials and Political Participation in Ming China, 1368-16447/1/2012 - 6/30/2013$50,400.00Sarah Schneewind   Regents of the University of California, San DiegoLa JollaCA92093-0013USA2011East Asian HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Ming people inherited and created a landscape dotted with temples and shrines honoring not only deities, but men and women. Scholars have studied shrines to dead people, but have hardly noticed a very common set of shrines to men who were still alive. Ideally built by local commoners sorry to part with a good official moving to another post, pre-mortem shrines were legal, accepted, and ubiquitous. They could be temporary or permanent, large or small; some men were enshrined together, while one county magistrate had an image in each home. This first book on pre-mortem shrines will focus on Ming, whose autocratic, bureaucratic monarchy is often seen as the height of despotism in China, and posed as the defining other to a democratizing Europe. I will show that Ming subjects, not just elite men but also commoners, used pre-mortem shrines to claim roles in politics, claims recognized as legitimate within the Mandate of Heaven ideology that justified imperial power.

FEL-282783-22Research Programs: FellowshipsMichaela Hoenicke MooreThe Varieties of American Patriotism: Americans Debate Their Country's Role in the World from the 'Good War' to Vietnam8/1/2022 - 7/31/2023$60,000.00Michaela Hoenicke Moore   University of IowaIowa CityIA52242-1320USA2021U.S. HistoryFellowshipsResearch Programs600000600000

Completing a book on American public opinion about U.S foreign policy from 1938 to 1975.

How does our understanding of US foreign policy debates change if we take the people, that is citizen voices, into account? My primary-source-based study seeks to answer this question by examining foreign policy views at the grassroots level and interpreting them in the context of official rhetoric, policies, and expert discourse. Broadening our conception of domestic arguments over military interventions and America's role in the world, and re-integrating citizen voices, brings underexposed and unsettling questions about the nature of American democracy and its compatibility with military globalism into clearer focus. It reveals wider and deeper controversies over issues long debated by foreign policy experts: what purpose and whose interests does US foreign policy serve?

FN-50065-10Research Programs: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsMark SicoliLachixio Zapotec Conversations: Audio-Visual Archive and Transcription Collection5/1/2011 - 8/31/2012$50,400.00Mark Sicoli   University of Alaska, FairbanksFairbanksAK99775-7500USA2010LinguisticsDynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsResearch Programs504000504000

Lachixio, a Zapotecan language within the Otomanguean language stock, is the last spoken language of West Zapotec, an endangered branch of the Zapotecan language family. Today Lachixio is the only sub-branch of West Zapotec where people interact conversationally in Zapotec. It exhibits uses of voice qualities for pragmatic functions that are found in few other places in Meso-America. The project's main goal is to enrich transcriptions of videotaped Lachixio Zapotec conversations. During the fellowship, I will complete 24 hours of transcription that remain in a 40-hour video corpus and develop a print collection of transcriptions using standards of conversation analysis. The products of this fellowship--a streamable multimedia archive with an accompanying monograph of select transcriptions--will provide local language activists with materials to aid their language maintenance efforts and protect their linguistic heritage in a language archive. The online archive will allow speakers and researchers access to the original video that corresponds to the text transcriptions and translations from which speakers and researchers can develop their own projects based on the corpus. The fellowship will support cooperation with members of the Lachixio community, who have been involved in the video production, transcription, and translation and will continue to be involved during the fellowship year. (Edited by staff)

FN-50084-11Research Programs: Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsTimothy J. ThornesA Grammar of the Northern Paiute Language6/1/2011 - 7/31/2012$25,200.00TimothyJ.Thornes   University of Central ArkansasConwayAR72035-5001USA2011LinguisticsDynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages - FellowshipsResearch Programs252000252000

This fellowship will support the preparation for publication of a comprehensive grammatical description of Northern Paiute (Western Numic; UtoAztecan), a highly endangered language of western North America. The proposed description will incorporate a more complete understanding of grammatical aspects of the language resulting from 1) a significantly expanded text corpus developed by the Principal Investigator in collaboration with elder fluent speakers and language teachers and 2) access to the extensive grammatical notes of the late Sven Liljeblad and other legacy materials from different dialects currently archived in Special Collections at the University of Nevada at Reno and at the University of California at Berkeley. The entire fellowship tenure will be dedicated to the preparation of the core of the grammatical description. (Edited by staff)

FT-229215-15Research Programs: Summer StipendsCian T. McMahonThe Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Irish Famine5/1/2015 - 6/30/2015$6,000.00CianT.McMahon   University of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasNV89154-9900USA2015Immigration HistorySummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

Summer research and writing on European, Immigration, and U.S. History.

In Irish America's rogue gallery of oppressive technologies, the "coffin ship" enjoys pride of place. Folklorists and grandmothers alike agree on the basic outline of that "miserable epic" yet few academics have tackled the subject. My goal is to reevaluate this timeworn symbol from a transnational perspective through archival research. Mid-nineteenth-century migrants traveled on a global shipping network designed, built, and operated in the service of modern capitalism. Using the Famine-era Irish as a case study, The Coffin Ship examines the ways in which migrants negotiated, and even shaped, this world system. This project has appeal for scholars and general audiences across the humanities. A critical phase in the history of globalization pivoted on the process of human migration, yet there exists no close study of the instrument that lay at its Irish heart. The Coffin Ship offers a new perspective on the history of mass migration: from the decks of the ships themselves.

FT-254705-17Research Programs: Summer StipendsAllison LangeThe Visual Politics of the Woman Suffrage Movement from American Independence through the Nineteenth Amendment5/1/2017 - 6/30/2017$6,000.00Allison Lange   Wentworth Institute of TechnologyBostonMA02115-5901USA2017U.S. HistorySummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

A book-length study about the strategic use of images in the woman suffrage movement from the 1780s through 1920.

Images of Change will be the first book to demonstrate the centrality of visual politics—the strategic use of images to promote a cause or candidate—to US woman’s rights campaigns from the late 18th century through 1920, when the 19th Amendment granted women suffrage. Reformers used images to contest women’s relationships with the state, while opponents used them to reinforce existing ones. In response to pictures satirizing political women as masculine threats to society, suffragists changed their public image with visual campaigns that laid the foundations for modern ones. I analyze the visual and historical contexts of popular public images, ranging from engraved cartoons and photographic portraits to the earliest newspaper halftones and colorful propaganda posters. My work expands on recent studies of race, pictures, and politics by focusing on gender. This book and exhibition will promote a better understanding of the gendered political images that still spark public debates.

FT-259619-18Research Programs: Summer StipendsZachary BrittsanMurder and Justice in Mexico’s Age of Conflict, 1847-18716/1/2018 - 7/31/2018$6,000.00Zachary Brittsan   Texas Tech UniversityLubbockTX79409-0006USA2018Latin American HistorySummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

Research leading to a book-length study criminal courts in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, 1847-1871.

By examining hundreds of wrongful death investigations and death sentence appeals in nineteenth-century Mexico, Trying Modernity captures how alleged criminals drew from their life experiences, cultural foundations, and legal understandings to defend themselves in the courtroom. Such testimonies give voice to the voiceless and tell us something about how everyday members of civil society understood and asserted their rights. Plotting the trajectory of individual voices across gender, racial, and social lines also reveals the meaning behind the contentious language deployed by judges, investigators, and witnesses. The quiet battle of words in the courtroom, too often overshadowed by the overt violence of military uprisings and civil war playing out at the same time, ultimately shaped a cultural consensus in 1871 that would be foundational for both the authoritarian peace of the Porfirio Díaz dictatorship and notions of citizenship and criminality that extend into the present.

FT-54309-06Research Programs: Summer StipendsAlma GottliebAfricanizing Europe: Cape Verdean Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender and Identity in a Globalizing Portugal7/1/2006 - 8/31/2006$5,000.00Alma Gottlieb   Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisChampaignIL61801-3620USA2006AnthropologySummer StipendsResearch Programs5000050000

In summer '06, I will inaugurate a humanistically oriented fieldwork project on the Cape Verdean diaspora. During this initial phase of a long-term project, I will focus on how Cape Verdeans in Lisbon experience their transplanted/transcultural existence. Paying attention to generation within both family and community, and privileging the voices of individuals to give texture to their experiences, I will explore how race, class and gender shape the situated identity of Cape Verdean adults, youths and children in the Portuguese diaspora. In later phases of this project, I will focus on specific issues that may arise from this initial phase, and I will expand the project to Cape Verdeans living elsewhere in Europe and New England.

FT-61426-14Research Programs: Summer StipendsAlbrecht ClassenThe Myth of Charlemagne in the History of Premodern German and Dutch Literature6/1/2014 - 8/31/2014$6,000.00Albrecht Classen   Arizona Board of RegentsTucsonAZ85721-0073USA2014Medieval HistorySummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

This project will trace the development of the myth of the Germanic/Frankish ruler, Charlemagne, crowned Roman emperor in 800, in the history of German literature from ca. 1100 to ca. 1600. While the historian Klaus Oschema recently undermined the modern and rather popular assumption of Charlemagne having been the founder of the concept of Europe (Bilder von Europa, 2013), people are still, and perhaps more than ever before, striving for investing in this myth for political purposes. Only a few generations after Charlemagne's death in 814, both medieval France and medieval Germany rose out of the Frankish empire. On both sides the reference back to Charlemagne as their respective founder and forefather was of greatest significance. However, the image of Charlemagne changed throughout the time. Being a member of an international research team of medievalists, I have been charged with writing the book on the concept of Charlemagne in medieval German literature.

GG-280428-21Public Programs: Humanities DiscussionsUniversity of ScrantonScranton's Story, Our Nation's Story9/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$152,791.00Julie Cohen   University of ScrantonScrantonPA18510-2429USA2021Public HistoryHumanities DiscussionsPublic Programs15279101527910

Implementation of a public discussion series addressing Scranton and U.S. history as they relate to questions of national identity and citizenship.

“Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story” explores the aspirational journey to fulfill our national ideals through the lens of Scranton, Pennsylvania, an iconic American city that has experienced many of the key elements of our nation’s experience: industrial era growth and decline, waves of immigration past and present, and Black and Indigenous experiences. Programs in a variety of scholarly and participatory formats, and across eight themes related to history, philosophy, English/literature, and religious studies, will engage a diverse group of Scrantonians in humanities-based conversations and story-sharing about founding debates, local and national identity, and our role as citizens in a democracy.

GG-280499-21Public Programs: Humanities DiscussionsPEN American Center, Inc.Flashpoints: Free Speech in American History, Culture & Society10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$150,000.00Jonathan Friedman   PEN American Center, Inc.New YorkNY10012-5258USA2021American StudiesHumanities DiscussionsPublic Programs15000001497000

Implementation of ten public discussion events addressing the history and value of free speech in the United States.

Flashpoints: Free Speech in American History, Culture & Society will present the fascinating and complex history of free speech in American democracy to public audiences in cities across the country. The series will examine how free speech has evolved, illuminate past debates over who has the right to speak, and shed light on present debates about free speech in the context of protest, dissent, and the quest for social change. The historical flashpoints in this series highlight pivotal moments in which artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals tested the limits of free speech, challenging the public to redefine “freedom” and realize it anew for populations and causes that were at risk of having their liberties denied. Timed to mark both PEN America’s 100th anniversary in 2022 and the lead up to the U.S. semiquincentennial, the event series will run for two years from 2021-2023, and the digital resources will be available to educators and the public for years to come.

GI-234952-16Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsKemper and Leila Williams Foundation, Inc.Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 18655/1/2016 - 12/31/2018$282,190.00Jessica Dorman   Kemper and Leila Williams Foundation, Inc.New OrleansLA70130-2179USA2016U.S. HistoryAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs2221906000022219060000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition with artifacts, a panel exhibition, an exhibition guide, and related public programs on the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865.

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is honored to propose Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865, a multifaceted project exploring the history of the domestic slave trade from the abolition of the international trade in 1808 to the close of the Civil War. Purchased Lives provides resources for understanding the profound impact of the trade on the millions of enslaved individuals who found themselves forcibly separated from their communities and examines New Orleans’s role as the country’s largest and most profitable slave market. Comprising a traveling exhibition with original artifacts; an illustrated catalog; a slate of related public programs; and a facsimile-based panel exhibition, this important project will engage local, regional, and national audiences in exploring how slavery and the domestic slave trade has shaped American society.

GI-259366-18Public Programs: Exhibitions: ImplementationMonticelloSlavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty4/1/2018 - 12/31/2021$300,000.00Emilie Johnson   MonticelloCharlottesvilleVA22902-0316USA2018Public HistoryExhibitions: ImplementationPublic Programs3000000295656.910

Implementation of traveling and panel exhibitions exploring the complicated role of slavery in our national founding and the experiences of enslaved people at Monticello.

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is an exhibition that uses Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as a lens through which to explore the dilemma of slavery and the lives of the enslaved families and their descendants. Given the relevance and popularity of this landmark exhibition, initially launched in 2012 in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello (TJF) requests funding to update Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello with new content—including a feature on Sally Hemings—and launch a new national tour to four African American museums. TJF also plans a “pop-up” exhibition that will travel to libraries and schools. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello presents Monticello as a microcosm of the American story—a lens through which to understand the complicated dynamics of our founding, and the ways in which slavery continues to shape our nation.

GI-269725-20Public Programs: Exhibitions: ImplementationMuseum of the American RevolutionWhen Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-18076/1/2020 - 6/30/2021$100,000.00Philip Mead   Museum of the American RevolutionPhiladelphiaPA19106-2818USA2020Women's HistoryExhibitions: ImplementationPublic Programs10000001000000

Implementation of a temporary exhibition, educational materials, a website, and related public programs exploring women’s citizenship and voting rights in the Early Republic. 

When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story 1776 – 1807 examines the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters—the New Jersey women who legally held the vote more than 100 years before the Nineteenth Amendment granted American women the franchise. Based on newly discovered poll lists and using original objects, digital interactives, and physical environments, the exhibition asks what new possibilities the Revolution created for women’s political activism. It explains how hope faltered amid rising partisanship, racism, and class tension as New Jersey closed the vote to all but propertied white men in 1807, yet, also how the Revolutionary promise rose again a generation later as suffragists drew inspiration from these early women voters. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage, the exhibition encourages visitors to consider that progress is not always linear, but that preserving rights and liberties requires constant vigilance.

"The Museum is planning for a partial reopening in August before we reopen to the public in September.
We anticipate limiting onsite visitation for the foreseeable future, including the cancellation of most
school groups visits and large group tours in spring 2021.
When Women Lost the Vote will open to the public on October 3 and will run through April 30, 2021.
Previously planned for the Museum’s special exhibit space, When Women Lost the Vote will be integrated
within the Museum’s core galleries, featuring newly installed historic objects and a new tableau scene,
and connected by an audio tour. It will also be made globally accessible to virtual visitors through a
robust online experience that will go live in September. An exhibition catalogue will also be published in
spring 2021.
The digital experience and many of the enhancements to the Museum’s core galleries will remain
permanently accessible for visitors.
Disseminating exhibition content across multiple formats will provide a flexible model for visitor
engagement. It will ensure broad public access to the exhibition, capitalizing on surging public interest in
the Museum’s virtual content, and accommodate onsite safety protocols in the galleries after reopening."

GI-271419-20Public Programs: Exhibitions: ImplementationYiddish Book CenterYiddish: A Global Culture9/1/2020 - 10/31/2023$200,000.00David Mazower   Yiddish Book CenterAmherstMA01002-3375USA2020Jewish StudiesExhibitions: ImplementationPublic Programs20000002000000

Implementation of a permanent exhibition of Yiddish language and culture from the late nineteenth century to the present.

The year 2020 will be the Yiddish Book Center’s fortieth anniversary. To mark the occasion, we are creating the world’s first permanent exhibit to explore the extraordinary range of literature, theater and music created in Yiddish since the late 19th century. Yiddish: A Global Culture will illuminate this vibrant and cosmopolitan world through a rich mix of photographs, historic objects and the Center’s unparalleled collections of Yiddish books. Most Jewish museums treat Yiddish culture as a marginal phenomenon. By contrast, our exhibition will place it at the heart of the modern Jewish story - a sophisticated, transnational culture that has continued reinventing itself into the present day. We will show women as prominent creators and consumers of this culture, and the importance of migration and exile as formative experiences for both writers and readers. Using the vast resources of the Center’s physical holdings, as well as our digital collections of audio recordings, oral histories

GI-278338-21Public Programs: Exhibitions: ImplementationUniversity of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.Revisioning the Spencer Museum of Art’s Collection Galleries5/1/2021 - 4/30/2025$400,000.00SaralynReeceHardy   University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.LawrenceKS66045-3101USA2021Art History and CriticismExhibitions: ImplementationPublic Programs40000004000000

Implementation of a thematic reinstallation of the permanent collection at the Spencer Museum of Art.

The revisioning of the Spencer Museum of Art's collection galleries will expand the diversity of cultures and identities represented in these exhibitions, center the experiences and comfort of visitors, and foster sustained inquiries into broad humanistic themes. The resulting exhibitions will be organized around four overlapping themes exploring ideas of intersections, empowerment, displacement, and illumination. These new thematic exhibitions will rebalance the collection galleries to showcase a breadth of mediums and foreground works of art by Black, Indigenous, and other artists of color and by women. An award from the National Endowment for the Humanities would provide critical support for continued community involvement in the realization of the project, as well as for casework, seating, production and installation, and evaluation of these fully reinstalled collection galleries across their first three years on view (2022-2025).

HAA-261214-18Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsCalifornia State UniversityMapping Indigenous American Cultures and Living Histories9/1/2018 - 2/28/2021$50,000.00JanetBerryHess   California State UniversityRohnert ParkCA94928-3609USA2018Cultural HistoryDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities500000500000

A prototype digital map of three indigenous American nations that will document their geographic ranges, languages, architectural styles, and cultural practices both before and after contact with European settlers.

This Level I project will create the prototype of a digital map of pre- and post-contact American Indian tribal and national regions, cultural histories, and tribally submitted and approved data that is non-archaeological in nature. The prototype, upon completion, will consist of a national map with general information and dynamic details related to three indigenous nations: the Osage, Modoc, and the consolidated Pomo/Miwok. This map will be available to scholars and the public, and envisions future collaboration with, and a centralized reference site for, existing indigenous maps and digital sites. We intend in this project to connect the study of humanities (specifically, indigenous histories and cultures) to conditions of social and cultural life by enabling the public, around the world, to access current and historical maps, cultural practices, and other data related to the life of indigenous peoples.

HB-281863-22Research Programs: Awards for FacultyCourtney Brannon DonoghueHow Female-Driven Films Are Valued From Pitch to Premiere1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022$55,000.00CourtneyBrannonDonoghue   University of North TexasDentonTX76203-5017USA2021 Awards for FacultyResearch Programs550000550000

Research and writing leading to a book about women working in the contemporary U.S. and global film industry, with a particular focus on producers, writers, and directors.

How Female-Driven Films Are Valued From Pitch to Premiere explores the realities of women working above-the-line as producers, writers, and directors in the U.S. and global film industry since the emergence of the #metoo and Time’s Up movements. The book examines how industry cultures and business practices “value” female-driven projects (starring, written, produced, and/or directed by women) and the barriers women must face to get their films made. Grounded in five dozen in-depth interviews conducted from 2016 to 2020, this longitudinal study traces individual creatives and their female-driven projects across each filmmaking stage—development, financing, production, film festivals, marketing and distribution. The Award for Faculty at HSIs will support the completion of the first scholarly book length account that highlights the value of contemporary women’s labor, voices, and storytelling from the point of view of filmmakers who are working to change a historically male-dominated system.

HD-228966-15Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsOhio State UniversityAutomatic Music Performance Analysis and Comparison Toolkit (AMPACT)5/1/2015 - 10/31/2017$59,843.00JohannaCatrionaDevaney   Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH43210-1349USA2015Music History and CriticismDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities598430598430

The further development of a suite of analytical tools for music scholarship, with a particular focus on the development of a tool for analyzing polyphonic performances from musical scores.

This project proposes to develop a core technology for a suite of automatic software tools for quantitatively analyzing musical performances for which a corresponding musical score is available and an encoding format for storing the analyses, entitled the Automatic Music Performance and Comparison Toolkit (AMPACT). A musical performance can convey both the musicians' interpretation of the written score as well as emphasize, or even manipulate, the emotional content of the music through small variations in timing, dynamics, and tuning. The target audience for AMPACT is music scholars are who are interested in performing empirical analyses of recorded performances but who lack the technical skills or the time necessary to develop their own tools or implement existing algorithms. The proposed project will allow the researchers to develop an algorithm for analyzing polyphonic performances for which musical scores are available.

HD-51204-10Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsCenter for Civic EducationProject Citizen CaseBase: Strengthening Youth Voices in an Open-Source Democracy9/1/2010 - 9/30/2011$50,000.00Marco Masoni   Center for Civic EducationCalabasasCA91302-1441USA2010EducationDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities500000500000

Development of a free online multimedia "dashboard" and database to enable sharing community activities and civic engagement programs that promote education in democracy for young people in more than 65 countries.

The Center for Civic Education seeks a Level II Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to develop a prototype of a free online multimedia dashboard and database that will enable more than 1.5 million young people in more than 65 countries participating in the Center’s Project Citizen program to share their public policy initiatives with audiences beyond their immediate communities. It will allow middle and high school students to work easily with peers in their school and other schools as well as scholars and public officials in their communities and in other countries, using online interaction and digital media to increase the impact of their joint endeavors. The online database of student public policy projects will grow with each posting and will be searchable by topic, location, and other criteria. Integrated social networking tools will allow students to share ideas directly with other students across the nation and around the world.

HK-50175-14Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Implementation GrantsPRX, Inc.Pop Up Archive: Saving culturally significant audio through preservation, searchability, and distribution9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015$325,000.00Kerri HoffmanAnne WoottonPRX, Inc.BostonMA02135-1054USA2014JournalismDigital Humanities Implementation GrantsDigital Humanities32500003250000

Further development of Pop Up Archive, an online platform for managing and disseminating audio collections, including automated methods for transcribing and searching sound files.

Pop Up Archive is a set of web-based tools that make audio searchable and reusable for scholars, journalists, and the public through speech-to-text and keyword extraction software. Pop Up Archive unites audio recordings and voices from disparate places and eras, diving deep into our nation’s rich oral history. We seek to scale Pop Up Archive across U.S. recorded sound collections by implementing a transcription toolkit developed by the British Broadcasting Corporation, processing over 30,000 hours of digital sound from public media and oral history archives, and educating these communities on best practices for preserving and creating access to digital sound. Pop Up Archive is open source, conforms to archival standards, and requires no technical expertise of participating organizations. For the first time, digital sounds can be automatically searched to the timestamp, contextualized with topic headings, and indexed for safe and permanent backup preservation at the Internet Archive.

LD-234311-16Public Programs: Humanities in the Public SquareMaine Humanities CouncilA Broad and Sure Foundation: The 14th Amendment in American Life and Imagination1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016$145,000.00Elizabeth Sinclair   Maine Humanities CouncilPortlandME04102-1012USA2015Law and JurisprudenceHumanities in the Public SquarePublic Programs89000560008900056000

Implementation of a public forum and library-based public programs that explore the 14th Amendment’s history and legal relevance, focusing on African American literature around citizenship.

Taking as its inspiration the 150th anniversary of the passage by Congress of the 14th Amendment, this project will explore the history, evolution, and contemporary significance of three key provisions in that amendment: citizenship, due process, and equal protection of the law. The 14th Amendment has had a profound impact on American jurisprudence and American life: no other constitutional amendment is more cited in legal cases, and none is more directly relevant to many of the key issues we face today. Debates around many of the topics central to our national conversation are shaped by our understanding of 14th Amendment issues. By looking at these issues from historical, legal, and literary perspectives, the Maine Humanities Council (MHC) will provide audiences across Maine with opportunities to explore the history and evolution of how the amendment has been understood and to discuss some of the most important and challenging questions facing our country and our communities.

MT-263872-19Public Programs: Digital Projects for the Public: Prototyping GrantsValparaiso UniversityFlight Paths: Mapping Our Changing Neighborhoods1/1/2019 - 6/30/2021$100,000.00AllisonE.Schuette   Valparaiso UniversityValparaisoIN46383-4520USA2018U.S. Regional StudiesDigital Projects for the Public: Prototyping GrantsPublic Programs100000097791.810

Development of a prototype for a multimedia website exploring the social and economic effects of deindustrialization in Gary, Indiana, and the surrounding region.

Flight Paths: Mapping Our Changing Neighborhoods is a multi-media initiative analyzing factors that contribute to the fracturing of urban neighborhoods, communities, and regions in post-industrial America. It documents the changing racial and economic demographics of Gary and Northwest Indiana, including the rise of black political power and opportunity in the ‘60s and '70s, the flight of white residents and businesses to the suburbs, and the automation and underemployment of the steel mills. The website will animate migration of residents over time and host a curated portion of historical materials and professionally edited interviews (residents and scholars) within an interactive map of Northwest Indiana. Public media, curriculum, community forums and exhibitions will draw participants more deeply into the ongoing impact of the urban crisis and the interconnected nature of regional life. Through our partners, the project can reach over 1/2 million participants in a five-year period.

PJ-250167-16Preservation and Access: National Digital Newspaper ProgramHistory ColoradoColorado Digital Newspaper Project9/1/2016 - 8/31/2022$648,914.00Shaun Boyd   History ColoradoDenverCO80203-2109USA2016Public HistoryNational Digital Newspaper ProgramPreservation and Access6489140620254.780

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Colorado's historic newspapers published between 1859 and 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

History Colorado (HC) proposes to digitize 100,000 pages of its state’s historic newspapers, 1859-1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. From the first newspaper printed in 1859, HC’s newspaper collection tells the story of Colorado: communities that evolved from rough mining camps to thriving towns, towns that died out and became ghost towns, conflicts with Native American peoples, the spread of agriculture and ranching, labor unrest and mining, suffrage, exploration and protection of the region’s natural beauty, the discovery of oil, the development of diverse cultures, and more. For this project, HC will collaborate with the Colorado State Library (CSL), a long time partner in providing access to Colorado’s newspapers through the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) website.

PR-234235-16Preservation and Access: Research and DevelopmentAlexandria Archive Institute, Inc.Beyond Management: Data Curation as Scholarship in Archaeology1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019$324,112.00SarahWhitcherKansa   Alexandria Archive Institute, Inc.San FranciscoCA94127-2036USA2015ArchaeologyResearch and DevelopmentPreservation and Access2991122500029911225000

A longitudinal study of practices of creation, management, and re-use of archaeological data drawn from three geographical areas (Tunisia, England, and Peru) to investigate data quality and modeling requirements for re-use by a larger research community. The project would document workflows, create exemplary open datasets, launch a new publication service, and develop online educational modules.

Research data preservation and access has particular urgency in archaeology, a discipline grappling with financial constraints and an escalating pace of economically and politically motivated site destruction. This project builds upon prior investments in digital repository and data publishing services. Archiving alone is not sufficient for ensuring future understanding. Idiosyncratic and error-prone data collection practices impede future data analysis, integration, and interpretation. To open new understanding, intellectually and methodologically rigorous approaches to data management must underpin each stage of archaeological research, from a project's initial planning through archiving. Using systematic qualitative research, our team will investigate data quality and modeling requirements for the reuse of archaeological data by a wider research community. This work expands data publishing services to widen engagement in sharing and preserving a rich and meaningful past.

PR-276851-21Preservation and Access: Research and DevelopmentUniversity of HawaiiImproving Audio Description, Improving Access to the Humanities3/1/2021 - 2/29/2024$296,203.00Brett OppegaardThomasH.ConwayUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluHI96822-2216USA2020CommunicationsResearch and DevelopmentPreservation and Access29620302861910

A three-year Tier II project to develop best practices for creating audio descriptions of humanities collections for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind.

Audio Description is an emerging and novel form of the digital humanities. Media accessibility is its primary purpose, as a way to translate visual media into audible media. But for its primary audiences – people who are blind or visually impaired – it is not a feature, bonus, or an extra, it is the medium through which they understand the visual humanities, including photographs, illustrations, videos, collages, and maps. This Research and Development project, “Improving Audio Description, Improving Access to the Humanities,” strategically focuses on creating better empirical foundations based on field tests, better open-source support infrastructure, and better in-situ models of Audio Description as a way to systematically address major challenges in the field. Through this approach, the research team will simultaneously build, test, support, review, and study new models in authentic heritage contexts across the country.

PW-234713-16Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesWisconsin Library ServicesListening to War: Uncovering Wisconsin's Wartime Oral Histories6/1/2016 - 5/31/2017$39,961.00Emily Pfotenhauer   Wisconsin Library ServicesMadisonWI53715-1255USA2016U.S. HistoryHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access39961039897.790

A planning project to prepare for the digitization of oral history interview recordings documenting 20th-century military conflicts as experienced by residents of Wisconsin, held by libraries, archives, and historical societies throughout the state.

Listening to War: Uncovering Wisconsin's Wartime Oral Histories will identify oral history collections documenting Wisconsin citizens' experiences of 20th century war and its consequences and establish a comprehensive plan to digitize, preserve and provide access to hidden, at-risk personal accounts of life during wartime. The Recollection Wisconsin collaborative statewide digital program will locate and assess collections of sound recordings and moving images held by small, rural and resource-poor libraries, historical societies and other cultural heritage institutions across Wisconsin. By bringing to light oral history collections capturing the everyday lives of Wisconsin residents during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War, this Foundations project will contribute a multitude of new individual voices to our understanding of the American experience of war in the 20th century.

PW-253708-17Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesMIPoPSMagnetic Media in the Pacific Northwest: Saving our Visual Media5/1/2017 - 10/31/2019$136,500.00Rachel Price   MIPoPSSeattleWA98104-1822USA2017Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access13650001365000

The appraisal and digitization of audiovisual collections held by members of the Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) regional consortium, including materials documenting Pacific Northwest history, Native American languages and cultures, and the history of industry in the region. The four participating institutions would participate in training to build their capacity for the stewardship and preservation of audiovisual collections.

The urgency of digitizing audio and videotape is a critical concern for professional moving image archivists. Magnetic media tapes have a lifespan of twenty to thirty years from the date they were created; tapes in archives across the country are reaching the end of their lifespan. Based on a 2015–16 pilot program, MIPoPS is poised to address the magnetic media crisis in the Pacific Northwest on a larger scale. This grant proposes assisting four institutions with videotape in their holdings preserve a portion of their visual history, by targeting specific collections that have not been preserved or made accessible: University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives, University of Washington Special Collections, Museum of History and Industry and Wing Luke Museum. Participants will work with MIPoPS to digitize video of high research value, creating preservation quality digital surrogates, while also providing important access to previously hidden collections.

PW-253826-17Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesHamilton CollegeThe American Prison Writing Archive7/1/2017 - 6/30/2021$262,000.00Doran Larson   Hamilton CollegeClintonNY13323-1295USA2017American StudiesHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access26200002620000

Cataloging and digitization of 1,200 original, non-fiction essays written by prisoners in the American criminal justice system.

We seek funding to support The American Prison Writing Archive (APWA), the largest and first fully searchable digital archive of first-person, non-fiction essays by incarcerated people and prison workers writing about their experience inside. Currently holding over 1,100 essays in its paper files, and gathering 1,200 more before and during the grant period, the APWA fills a yawning gap in the literature on a prison-jail system that holds 2.26 million Americans and affects millions of others. Based in first-person narratives, the APWA will re-open the prison to humanities scholars sidelined from prison studies in face of the sheer size of the U.S. prison system. It will build and maintain a national, collaborative archive serving scholarly and general audiences, and it will bring together faculty and students, library and technology specialists, and members of the larger community to develop the most innovative and sustainable digital features to serve all interested parties.