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Keywords: Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students (ALL of these words -- matching substrings)

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AC-253445-17Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsGalveston CollegeCoastal Culinary: Exploring Food Narratives4/1/2017 - 5/31/2019$99,429.00DavidShaneWallaceMichaelP.BerberichGalveston CollegeGalvestonTX77550-7447USA2016Literature, GeneralHumanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving InstitutionsEducation Programs99429088457.690

A two-year project for faculty to study and develop courses on food studies.

The “Coastal Culinary: Tasting Food Narratives” project is a two-year (25 month) effort to strengthen the teaching and study of humanities within the Galveston region, specifically at Galveston College, a small Hispanic serving community college. The humanities topic of focus is food studies, food pathways, and the use of personal narratives informed by family recipes – story-telling focused on food. Twelve faculty participants in addition to the Director and Co-Director (n=14) will engage in a four-phase professional development sequence of (1) group study, (2) curriculum re-design, (3) implementation, and (4) assessment of practice through self-study.

AE-277675-21Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community CollegesFITShop Girls to Show Girls: Teaching Resources on New York's Working Class for Community College Students6/1/2021 - 5/31/2024$150,000.00Kyunghee PyunRebeccaHopeBaumanFITNew YorkNY10001-5992USA2020Labor HistoryHumanities Initiatives at Community CollegesEducation Programs15000001500000

The development of curriculum and resources illuminating the history of labor in career areas such as fashion design, retail services, and advertising and marketing.

"Shop Girls to Show Girls" an interdisciplinary project intended to improve student understanding of the historical contexts for the professional fields they are pursuing. The initiative is being developed to address needs initially identified by faculty during a pilot project at FIT. The pilot revealed that the inclusion of robust labor history in pre-professional course curricula can have broad value for a diversity of disciplines at community colleges. "Shop Girls to Show Girls" is grounded on the premise that the humanities bring essential context and a deeper subject understanding to pre-profession studies. By learning about the historical influences that have shaped the professions they will enter, community college students will be better-prepared for the demands of the 21st-century workplace. This knowledge will enhance their own careers and potentially empower them to improve the industries in which they are working.

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.

CH-50332-07Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsCalvin CollegeStepping East: Asian Studies at Calvin College6/1/2005 - 7/31/2012$500,000.00DanielHBays   Calvin CollegeGrand RapidsMI49546-4301USA2006Asian StudiesChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05000000500000

Endowment for an Asian Studies program, including faculty development, visiting scholars, a lectureship, course releases for faculty program administrators, acquisitions, and office staffing.

A $2 million endowment, to be raised in the context of a major capital campaign, will allow Calvin College to sustain and expand a quality Asian studies program that is designed to ensure consistent contributions to the study and appreciation of the humanities, student understanding of the importance of the history, philosophy, religion, languages, and literature of a major contributor to global culture, and faculty research and scholarship on key humanities themes in the Asian world. It will build on key accomplishments over the past eight years that have not only strengthened a major humanities program but also created tremendous momentum in curricular development, faculty scholarships, and exchange programs with China, Japan, and Korea.

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.

CHA-268801-20Challenge Programs: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsUniversity of Central Florida Board of TrusteesExpanding UCF’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR) Infrastructure, Research, and Public Programming5/1/2020 - 4/30/2026$193,736.00Mark Kamrath   University of Central Florida Board of TrusteesOrlandoFL32816-8005USA2019EnglishInfrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsChallenge Programs01937360193736

The construction of a digital humanities laboratory within a new campus building, and the purchase of equipment and software, server storage space, and other furnishings in order to foster collaborative humanities learning and research, digital preservation of collections, and public programming.

The Center for Humanities and Digital Research at the University of Central Florida seeks to expand its current facilities, research, and programming. The direct expenditures grant and the required matching funds will enable the addition of a digital humanities collaboratory in the newly constructed Trevor Colbourn Hall and update all our equipment to support collaborative research, digital preservation and access, and public programming. The grant will help increase the number of faculty and students learning design, programming, and digital archiving skills; generate new collaborative projects and scholarship; and accelerate institutional and public humanities programming. Plans for raising funds are closely tied to UCF’s IGNITE fundraising campaign and the College of Arts and Humanities’ goal within this campaign of raising $20 million by 2020. With the help of the Provost’s Office, the campaign plans to identify specific business and private donors.

CZ-50322-13Challenge Programs: Special InitiativesCapital Community CollegeEndowing The Hartford Heritage Program9/1/2011 - 7/31/2019$300,000.00JeffreyF. L.Partridge   Capital Community CollegeHartfordCT06103-1211USA2012Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralSpecial InitiativesChallenge Programs030000000

Endowment for program coordinator and web designer positions, course and faculty development, symposia, materials, and direct support for bridging expenses.

Capital Community College (Capital) proposes a focused program to strengthen its liberal arts curriculum with new humanities content anchored in the cultures and communities of Hartford. The project will establish an identity for the College as a center for Hartford-based humanistic exploration and instruction in Connecticut's historic and culturally diverse Capital City. A Hartford Heritage endowment fund will provide self-sustaining support for new Learning Communities that bring humanistic modes of inquiry to courses in the social sciences and other disciplines, create a Digital Humanities component that would underpin all Learning Communities and establish an annual Hartford Bridging Cultures Symposium. The College and its nonprofit foundation proposes a $300,000 NEH challenge grant as a catalyst to raise $600,000 in non-federal income through a challenge campaign.

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.

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.

GW-261139-18Public Programs: Community ConversationsNewberry LibraryChicago Reflects on the 1919 Race Riots8/1/2018 - 3/31/2020$200,000.00Karen Christianson   Newberry LibraryChicagoIL60610-3305USA2018African American HistoryCommunity ConversationsPublic Programs2000000196728.980

Implementation of a city-wide series of eleven public programs and development of digital resources exploring the history and aftermath of the Chicago race riots of July 1919 on the centenary.

The Newberry Library, in partnership with ten Chicago cultural organizations, seeks an NEH Community Conversations grant to support Chicago Reflects on the 1919 Race Riots. This city-wide series of 11 conversations and four digital resources will address the searing events of Chicago’s summer of 1919, when white fear of black migration, coupled with volatile economic conditions, sparked violence. Our proposal joins, for the first time, major cultural institutions and several smaller, award-winning, community-based non-profits. Together, we propose a varied and creative lineup of community conversations proposed aimed at racially, ethnically, and generationally diverse audiences across the city. Our events encompass a wide range of formats, including thoughtfully mediated conversations, film premieres, youth poetry slams, and a bike tour. Each provides opportunities to consider how humanistic work from past and present has responded to 1919 and reflected upon its legacies.

HD-248610-16Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsWashington and Lee UniversityAncient Graffiti Project: Tools for Analyzing Personal Communication6/1/2016 - 11/30/2018$74,592.00RebeccaR.BenefielSara SprenkleWashington and Lee UniversityLexingtonVA24450-2116USA2016ClassicsDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities745920745920

Prototype development of a web-based resource documenting handwritten inscriptions found within the ruins of the early Roman Empire, with a focus on the town of Herculaneum as a pilot case.

We propose to develop tools to study and analyze handwritten, informal, ancient inscriptions (graffiti) for the Ancient Graffiti Project. Thousands of these messages from Herculaneum and Pompeii convey voices at every level of ancient society. Handwritten inscriptions differ from inscriptions on stone. First, since graffiti are found in situ, original geospatial and contextual data are available. Graffiti also include drawings, which are difficult to locate in text-based search engines. Consider how to search for a dog attacking a stag. These tools include 1) representation of graffiti in their spatial context at multiple granularities, 2) a system of controlled vocabularies and filters to make figural graffiti (drawings) searchable and retrievable, and 3) a schema of medium-specific metadata for handwritten inscriptions. With these tools, users will be able to study both inscribed texts and images, as well as research questions specific to ancient graffiti.

HK-50021-12Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Implementation GrantsTrustees of Dartmouth CollegeMetadata Games: Improving Access to Humanities Artifacts9/1/2012 - 8/31/2016$324,872.00MaryD.Flanagan   Trustees of Dartmouth CollegeHanoverNH03755-1808USA2012Archival Management and ConservationDigital Humanities Implementation GrantsDigital Humanities3248720324870.750

The implementation of a software system that would use game play to allow users to contribute high-quality descriptive information about digital collections of humanities materials held by cultural heritage institutions.

Our team received Level II Start Up funding to create a pilot of Metadata Games (MG), a software system that uses computer games to collect information about artifacts in libraries and archives as they strive to go digital. Games are useful in that they can entice those who might not visit archives to explore humanities content while contributing to vital records, and they create much more metadata than typical staff can do alone in the same timeframe. The system is open-source and is easily customized to meet each institution’s needs. The full project employs new techniques to make the system smarter and more trustworthy. We will also create new game components. MG can be used to enhance knowledge about artifacts in particular disciplines and fields, or with interdisciplinary collections. MG has the potential to unearth new knowledge that could radically enhance scholarship in the humanities, expanding what records we can encounter in our quest to understand the human experience.

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-234885-16Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesMichigan Technological UniversityCopper Country Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure5/1/2016 - 9/30/2019$260,000.00Donald Lafreniere   Michigan Technological UniversityHoughtonMI49931-1200USA2016GeographyHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access2600000259753.210

The creation of the Copper Country Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure, a digital resource that will provide information on the history and environment of the copper mining region of Upper Michigan through a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) portal containing digitized maps and archival documents.

The Copper Country Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure creates a reference resource that combines the construction of an advanced historical geographic information system with a progressive initiative for public engagement. The rich historical and cartographic archives in this important mining region in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, paired with our active heritage community, make the Copper Country an ideal place for implementing this kind of cutting-edge participatory humanities project. A group of interdisciplinary scholars and graduate students is 1) creating digital historical environments in GIS from more than 600 historic maps and 16,000 pages of related social history documents made between 1850 and 1970, 2) building a highly-immersive interactive online Citizen Historians Portal (CHP), and 3) engaging a nation-wide heritage community to help build and contribute to this advanced space-time linked digital archives through the CHP and on-site public outreach workshops.

PY-263659-19Preservation and Access: Common HeritageCity and County of Butte-Silver BowAll Nations: Preserving the Ethnic Heritage of Butte, Montana1/1/2019 - 6/30/2020$12,000.00Ellen Crain   City and County of Butte-Silver BowButteMT59701-9206USA2018U.S. HistoryCommon HeritagePreservation and Access120000120000

Four, two-day digitization workshops to collect local history materials from the Hispanic, German, Finnish, and Jewish communities of Butte, Montana.  The city has invested in the Butte-Silver Bow (BSB) Public Archives, since the public voted in favor of a $7.5 million bond issue to improve, expand, and modernize its archives in 2007.  The archives hosts a series of “All Nations” exhibits to honor the ethnic communities that have shaped the city’s history since its founding as a mining camp in the 1860s.  In partnership with the Montana Preservation Alliance, the workshops would combine digitization of cultural heritage materials with oral history collection and public programming, to include presentations by a local author and faculty from the University of Montana, Rocky Mountain College, and Montana State University.  The “All Nations” digital collection would be made available for research on the BSB Public Archives website.

All Nations: Preserving the Ethnic Heritage of Butte, Montana is a project to preserve and celebrate the heritage of ethnic communities that are important within the culture of the city's rich history. This grant will support staff of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the Montana Preservation Alliance to conduct outreach with the last four communities to join the project -- the Hispanic, German, Finnish and Jewish communities of the city. The Archives and MPA will lead a digitization workshop with each community to capture and preserve significant elements of their material culture. Work with all communities will result in digitized files of documents, artifacts, artwork, recordings and historic places materials that will be added to the widely accessible collections of Butte Silver Bow Public Archives, and serve as the basis for a 10-week exhibit on each community that draws people of the community together, and celebrates and promotes broader understandings of their heritage.

RA-50004-03Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsFolger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst CollegeLong-term Residential Fellowships3/1/2003 - 6/30/2007$378,000.00GailKernPaster   Folger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst CollegeWashingtonDC20003-1004USA2003Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs37800003780000

Three fellowships each year for three years.

The Fellowship Program at the Folger Shakespeare Library is an essential component of the Library's mission to render its collection accessible to scholars for advanced research. The program encourages ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among the scholars who use the collection. The Folger Shakespeare Library requests funding for 3 long-term (6-9 months) residential fellowship stipends up to $40,000 for the academic years 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, as well as for the costs of publicizing those fellowships and for selecting the fellows. NEH fellows will be joined each year by 2 or 3 long-term fellows and 20-30 short-term (1-3 months) fellows. Additional fellows are supported by funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by the Library's endowments.

RQ-249842-16Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsColumbia UniversityCraft Techniques and Knowledge Systems in a 16th-Century Artist's Manuscript: An Open-Access Critical Edition and Translation10/1/2016 - 9/30/2020$320,000.00PamelaH.SmithMarc SmithColumbia UniversityNew YorkNY10027-7922USA2016Renaissance HistoryScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs32000003199990

Preparation of an online open-access critical edition and translation of a 16th-century manuscript of an artist's recipes for painting and metalworking techniques and observations on scientific processes. See website at http://www.makingandknowing.org/.

The transcription, English translation, and open-access digital critical edition of a late 16th-century manuscript containing techniques, recipes, and experimental notes, written in French (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Ms. Fr. 640). This exceptionally detailed and self-reflective how-to text includes unprecedented information on techniques, materials, and observations from an artisan's workshop. It sheds light on the day-to-day creative process of the 16th-century craftsperson, and the acquisition and transmission of skilled practice. The edition’s critical commentary will demonstrate the continuity between the craft workshop and scientific laboratory at a pivotal moment in European history when artists began to write down their practices, and their methods provided models for the emerging experimental culture of a new philosophy—the nascent modern science. How-to texts like this manuscript gave rise to the culture of practical knowledge that underpinned the Scientific Revolution.

ZB-250690-16Challenge Programs: Next Generation Humanities PhD (Implementation)Duke UniversityDoctoral Training for the Versatile Humanist9/1/2016 - 6/30/2020$350,000.00EdwardJ.Balleisen   Duke UniversityDurhamNC27705-4677USA2016Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherNext Generation Humanities PhD (Implementation)Challenge Programs03500000350000

Unified efforts to prepare students for non-academic careers, expand intellectual horizons, extend analytical skills, and foster a cultural transformation in how the university envisages the societal impacts of humanistic experience.

Humanists and interpretive social scientists have distinctive skills that can benefit NGOs, government agencies and businesses. Research universities have the obligation to prepare their doctoral students to contribute to all realms of society. Through this proposal, Duke University intends to create greater versatility in our doctoral students by: 1) shifting university norms by engaging faculty in efforts to transform doctoral education; 2) fostering pedagogical innovation and enhancing professional development opportunities; 3) developing external internship opportunities; 4) strengthening and leveraging our alumni network to provide networking connections or career guidance; and 5) creating a navigator to support students as they consider co-curricular opportunities and weigh career options.