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BC-50475-09Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsLouisiana Endowment for the HumanitiesCommon Routes: American and Louisiana History7/1/2009 - 12/31/2010$114,230.00Miranda Restovic   Louisiana Endowment for the HumanitiesNew OrleansLA70113-1027USA2009U.S. HistoryGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership1042301000010423010000

the exploration of America's and Louisiana's shared histories through council re-grants, reading and discussion series, documentary film and radio projects, and magazine articles.

In this sixth We the People proposal, the LEH will continue its efforts to interpret the shared histories of America and Louisiana through humanities programming, council re-grants, documentary film and radio projects, reading and discussion programs, and in its publication, Louisiana Cultural Vistas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BP-50135-09Public Programs: Interpreting America's Historic Places: Planning GrantsUniversity of CincinnatiThe Ancient Ohio Trail3/1/2009 - 6/30/2010$40,000.00JohnE.Hancock   University of CincinnatiCincinnatiOH45220-2872USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInterpreting America's Historic Places: Planning GrantsPublic Programs400000400000

Planning for a website and other digital products that would permit visitors to download to portable digital devices customized, in-depth tour information regarding ancient Native American earthwork sites in the Ohio Valley.

CERHAS will plan and prototype an integrated suite of interpretive materials that will guide tourists and the general public among the Ohio Valley regions ancient earthwork sites and other related points of interest. Our materials will improve and synthesize site interpretations and media resources already created by CERHAS and its key partners, plus expand content and design into new areas and new media. We will create new, integrated print, web, and downloadable audio and visual material for multiple portable media devices able to deliver deep, layered, diverse, and memorable interpretive perspectives, keyed to the direct experiences of tourists through all phases of their travel. We envision an integrated, portable, custom, virtual, regional site museum experience for travelers, allowing them to visualize the regions sites in advance familiarizing themselves with the many earthworks, routes, and towns as thoroughly as they wish.

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

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

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

FA-233157-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersSarah GualtieriSyrian Migrants in Southern California, 1880-19459/1/2016 - 4/30/2017$33,600.00Sarah Gualtieri   University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA90089-0012USA2015Immigration HistoryFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs336000336000

A book-length study of Syrian migration to Southern California, 1880-1945, based on archival work and oral histories conducted in California, Syria, Lebanon, and Mexico.

Arabness Unbound is the first book-length study of Syrians in Southern California, an area with the largest Middle Eastern population in the United States and, after Metropolitan Detroit, the largest population of Arab origin or descent. Based on archival work and oral histories conducted in California, Syria, Lebanon, and Mexico it demonstrates the theoretical significance of Arab migrants to the study of transnationalism. Special attention is given to multiple migrations and to the creation of multiple homes as migrants moved in diaspora, particularly from Mexico to Southern California and back. By emphasizing movement and inter-ethnic solidarities, the project unbinds Syrian migrants from a single nation and establishes a framework for collaborative ethnic studies, one that connects Arab American to Latino and Asian American studies.

FA-58054-14Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersBrigid CohenMusical Migration and the Global City: New York, 1947-19659/1/2014 - 8/31/2015$50,400.00Brigid Cohen   New York UniversityNew YorkNY10012-1019USA2013Music History and CriticismFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

This book is both a study of interdisciplinary avant-gardes and an exploration of migration and citizenship in the early Cold War, with a focus on New York as a center of transnational exchange. After World War II, New York's musical communities sustained a concentration of uprooted thinkers who confronted questions about citizenship, plurality, empire, commerce, and national violence. This study orients itself around key musical figures in these debates who helped to secure creative exchanges across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Three experimentalists serve as exemplary cases: Egyptian-born electronic and concert-music composer Halim El-Dabh (b. 1921), jazz composer Charles Mingus (1922-1979), and performance artist Yoko Ono (b. 1933)--alongside many other musicians and artists with whom they were connected. This book is the first study to explore a full range of musical avant-gardes as constituted by, and critically responsive to, post-war processes of globalization.

FB-56857-13Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsAdam ArensonBack from Canada: African North Americans during the Civil War and Reconstruction9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014$50,400.00Adam Arenson   University of Texas, El PasoEl PasoTX79968-8900USA2012U.S. HistoryFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs504000504000

Back from Canada is the first comprehensive study of African North Americans, those men and women redefined by having spent time in both the United States and Canada. When struggling for access to social and political participation in the United States, these individuals had a reference point in a similar but distinct Anglo-American society with a different history of slavery, emancipation, and claims for equal rights. By reconsidering African North American soldiers, political actors, and cultural advocates within a transnational context, Back from Canada provides a new understanding of U.S. history from the beginnings of the Underground Railroad to the death of the emancipation generation (c. 1830-1920), expanding African American history, and Civil War and Reconstruction studies northward. Back from Canada will document how these African North Americans saw both countries anew, and will use their experience to deepen our understanding of the U.S.-Canada border in world history.

FB-57108-13Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsKaren Carol PintoThe Mediterranean in the Islamic Cartographic Imagination9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015$50,400.00KarenCarolPinto   Regents of the University of Colorado, BoulderGettysburgPA17325-1483USA2012Near and Middle Eastern HistoryFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs504000504000

A book length historiographic analysis of a large body of rarely studied medieval Islamic maps of the Mediterranean. This research will bring to public light the rich legacy of Islamic maps that have lain virtually ignored in manuscript libraries for generations. The purpose of this analysis is to inform a broad audience of scholars and non-experts about the particular cultural and geopolitical perspective of Islamic cartography across a period of 8 centuries, from the 10th century onwards. This project is intended to create a bridge between Eastern and Western concepts of the history of cartography, and fill in a lacuna in Mediterranean studies: the Islamic perspective.

FB-57506-14Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsCara C. CaddooThe History of Early African American Cinema1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015$50,400.00CaraC.Caddoo   Trustees of Indiana UniversityOld WestburyNY11568-1717USA2013African American HistoryFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs504000504000

Envisioned Communities examines the history of black cinema by tracking its development from the first traveling picture shows to the emergence of the race film industry. Based on thousands of previously overlooked records from the black press, my research uncovers a crucial, but forgotten chapter in the history of modern cinema---the popular practice of exhibiting moving pictures in black churches, lodges, and schools. This discovery not only repositions black men and women as pioneers of modern cinema, it also provides new insights into the intertwined relationship between black institutional life, migration, and leisure.

FEL-257285-18Research Programs: FellowshipsNicolas TackettThe Rise of the Chinese Meritocracy: The Transformation of Elite Culture in Tenth-Century China1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019$50,400.00Nicolas Tackett   University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyCA94704-5940USA2017East Asian HistoryFellowshipsResearch Programs504000504000

Research, data analysis, and writing leading to publication of a book on the development of meritocracy in 10th-century China and development of associated open-access online databases.

This project explores the sudden appearance in the tenth century of a meritocratic culture that dramatically transformed Chinese elite society and constituted the ideological foundation of China's famous civil service exams. My first book used GIS, social network analysis, and a huge biographical database to explain the physical demise of China’s aristocracy. I now complement this sociopolitical study with a study that explains the accompanying cultural shift—from an “aristocratic” ethos to a “meritocratic” ethos—which I treat in large measure as a product of the rampant migration of the era. Using new digital tools, I will map out the primary routes of elite migration during the 10th c., and assess how migration correlated with a package of cultural changes (including burial culture, language dialect, as well as articulations in literary texts of new “meritocratic” ideals). By the end of the fellowship period, I plan to have completed a full draft of a new book manuscript.

FEL-262628-19Research Programs: FellowshipsSusan Alice McDonoughMigration and Prostitution in the Medieval Mediterranean World7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020$60,000.00SusanAliceMcDonough   UMBCBaltimoreMD21250-0001USA2018Medieval HistoryFellowshipsResearch Programs600000600000

Archival research and writing of a book-length study on the legal and economic history of prostitutes and their migration patterns in major port cities of the medieval Mediterranean basin, Barcelona, Marseille, and Genoa.

My book project tells the story of medieval prostitutes in the port cities of the western Mediterranean. These women were migrants from all over the Mediterranean. By mapping the routes these women took and analyzing their strategies for integrating themselves into the cultures and economies of Barcelona, Marseille, and Genoa, this book challenges the idea that medieval prostitutes were marginal members of their communities. Importantly, this study of medieval prostitutes who advocated for themselves in court and brokered information as nodes in the local economy provides an important corrective to the current history of the medieval Mediterranean, which has been gendered male by default.

FEL-272668-21Research Programs: FellowshipsStacy D. FahrentholdSyrian Textile Workers in the Arab Atlantic, 1890-19349/1/2021 - 8/31/2022$60,000.00StacyD.Fahrenthold   Regents of the University of California, DavisDavisCA95618-6153USA2020Near and Middle Eastern HistoryFellowshipsResearch Programs600000600000

Research and writing leading to a book on the development of working-class identity among Syrian textile workers, focused on cities including Lowell, Lawrence, and Boston, Massachusetts and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This project is a global history of the Syrian working class, from the advent of mass migration to the Great Depression. Examining a generation of textile workers from the Arab Middle East, I argue that the shared experiences of transit/passage, proletarianization, systemic precarity in immigrant neighborhoods, and labor activism generated a uniquely Syrian working-class milieu. The work is situated in three locales, joined by the commercial circuits of the textile industry: Ottoman Syria (Homs, Hama, Mount Lebanon); New England (Lowell, Lawrence, Boston); and Brazil (Sao Paulo). The emergence of Syrian communities in these towns was complemented by the liquidity of labor among them, and Syrian workers (men and women) circulated the Americas in pursuit of higher wages. Whether in Brazil or Boston, Syria or Sao Paulo, Arab textile workers communicated across oceans to strike better working conditions for themselves, developing a cosmopolitan outlook that was authentically working-class.

FT-229525-15Research Programs: Summer StipendsRichard KernaghanLands, Territory, and Law in Post-war Peru6/1/2015 - 7/31/2015$6,000.00Richard Kernaghan   University of FloridaGainesvilleFL32611-0001USA2015Cultural AnthropologySummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

Summer research and writing on Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies.

This project examines how land, territory, and law have transformed during aftermaths of war in a coca-growing region of Peru. Focusing on transportation histories and everyday material practices of transportation operators (transportistas), it documents changes in rural routes, spatial prohibitions, and land ownership. Because of transportistas' close relationships with features of terrains presently in flux, their experiences offer an excellent means for grasping how prior times of violence resonate today as new patterns of rural mobility emerge. The Topographies of Law project critically extends post-conflict literatures, contributes to theories of space and place in the humanities, and enriches the historical record of Peru's internal war. With a NEH Summer Stipend I will undertake two months of fieldwork to order to collect local accounts and visual materials for a manuscript and a digital archive documenting social and topographic legacies of the Huallaga Valley's wartime past.

FT-60655-13Research Programs: Summer StipendsBabacar MbayeBlack Diasporan and West African Francophone Intellectuals, 1914-19666/1/2013 - 7/31/2013$6,000.00Babacar Mbaye   Kent State UniversityKentOH44242-0001USA2013African American StudiesSummer StipendsResearch Programs6000060000

My book explores the connections between a selected group of black diasporan and West African Francophone intellectuals whose published and (or) archived writings allow us to study their little-known involvement in major historical forces such as World War I, World War II, the 1955 Bandung Conference, the 1956 Congress of Black Writers in Paris, and the 1966 World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar. Studying these writings, I trace the roots of black diasporan and West African Francophone solidarity against colonialism and racism between 1914 and 1966. Focusing on the African Americans (W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Mercer Cook), Caribbeans (Marcus Garvey and Aime Cesaire), and Francophone West Africans (the Senegalese Blaise Diagne, Leopold S. Senghor, and Alioune Diop, the Beninese Kojo T. Houenou, and the Ivorian Bernard Dadie), I show how the historical experiences tested the resilience of the black thinkers against oppression and their ties with one another.

GA-276489-20Public Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheAmerican Routes: NEH Cares-Cultural Organizations Grant6/15/2020 - 2/28/2021$65,000.00Nick Spitzer   Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheNew OrleansLA70118-5698USA2020Arts, OtherCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)Public Programs650000557190

Retention of three staff to produce a radio series for American Routes.

Emergency funding to support salaries, artist fees and studio costs to continue broadcast of American Routes 2 hour weekly public radio music and information program. Grant includes production of more American Routes Covid Related programs.

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-269616-20Public Programs: Exhibitions: ImplementationNational Cowboy and Western Heritage MuseumSpiro and the Art of the Mississippian World6/1/2020 - 8/31/2022$400,000.00Eric Singleton   National Cowboy and Western Heritage MuseumOklahoma CityOK73111-7906USA2020Native American StudiesExhibitions: ImplementationPublic Programs40000004000000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition on the artifacts discovered at Spiro Mounds and the history and people of the Mississippian world.

The goal of exhibition is to share the history of the Spiro culture from its humble beginnings to its rise as one of the premier cultural sites in all of North America. The Spiro people, and their Mississippian peers, are nearly forgotten in the pages of North American history, yet they created one of the most exceptional societies in all of the Americas. This exhibition explores the archaeological and historical data connecting the Spiro site to other communities throughout North and Central America, discusses the Spiroan community and religious activities, and highlights the enduring legacy of Native Americans today who are descended from Mississippian cultural groups. This 200-object exhibition will include a publication, symposium, and website, all of which was developed in collaboration with the Caddo Nation, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, and scholars from over a dozen universities and museums from across the United States.

GI-269659-20Public Programs: Exhibitions: ImplementationMilwaukee Art MuseumAmericans in Spain6/1/2020 - 12/31/2021$300,000.00Brandon Ruud   Milwaukee Art MuseumMilwaukeeWI53202-4018USA2020Art History and CriticismExhibitions: ImplementationPublic Programs30000003000000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition that explores the influence of Spanish art and culture on American painting during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Americans in Spain (working title) is the first major exhibition to present to a large audience the widespread influence of Spanish art and culture on American painting during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Organized by MAM and the Chrysler Museum of Art (CMA), the exhibition is currently scheduled to travel to two venues. Curators at both museums have worked closely with esteemed scholars to examine an underexplored moment in history when many of America’s most prominent artists traveled to Spain for training. Americans in Spain focuses on a time when both countries were undergoing significant shifts in power, culture, and worldviews. The exhibition sheds light on the how the political, economic, and cultural conditions affected how the artists experienced Spain and shaped their work. This close look at the artists’ sojourns brings light to an understudied aspect of American art and provides a rich opportunity to expand the understanding of American visual culture.

GI-50074-09Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsHistoric Hudson ValleyAmerican Arcadia: People, Landscape, and Nature at Montgomery Place4/1/2009 - 2/28/2013$350,000.00PeterS.Pockriss   Historic Hudson ValleyTarrytownNY10591-1203USA2009U.S. HistoryAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs35000003500000

Implementation of a reinterpretation of a historic country estate, using the experiences of residents and workers to illustrate important turning points in American attitudes toward nature and landscape.

Funding is sought to reinterpret a significant property owned by Historic Hudson Valley (HHV). Using as a focusing device the experiences of four women who shaped this country estate during its 200-year history, the new interpretation will illustrate important turning points in American attitudes toward nature and landscape. As it forges a more integrated, effective way for house museums to interpret the built and natural environments, HHV will strive to help visitors understand how American points of view about landscape and nature have changed over time and why those shifts matter. Project formats include an interpretive tour of the nearly 400-acre site; web-based programs and blog; and publications. The story of Montgomery Place reflects many of the ideas and values that have shaped America's land and people. The project addresses how cultural attitudes toward the natural world determine human actions, and how these actions in turn affect people's environments.

GN-26274-01Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaUniversity of New Orleans FoundationAmerican Routes: Songs and Stories from Downhome to Uptown9/1/2001 - 12/31/2002$200,000.00NicholasR.Spitzer   University of New Orleans FoundationNew OrleansLA70148USA2001Folklore and FolklifeHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs20000002000000

Production of 32 original programs for a two-hour weekly public radio series that presents and interprets American music within a metaphor of traveling America s "routes" that span cultural and political borders.

GN-50155-03Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaUniversity of New Orleans FoundationAmerican Routes Humanities Features: Songs and Stories from Downhome to Uptown7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004$200,000.00NicholasR.Spitzer   University of New Orleans FoundationNew OrleansLA70148USA2003Art History and CriticismHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs20000002000000

Production of 26 documentary features that explore humanities issues within a radio series that presents and interprets vernacular American music and culture.

GN-50659-06Public Programs: Humanities Projects in MediaUniversity of New OrleansAmerican Routes: Routes to Genius10/1/2005 - 9/30/2006$180,000.00NicholasR.Spitzer   University of New OrleansNew OrleansLA70148-0001USA2005Media StudiesHumanities Projects in MediaPublic Programs18000001650000

Production of eight two-hour topical programs and 12 documentary features as elements of an ongoing radio program that presents and interprets American vernacular music as an expression of America's varied cultures and their histories.

HAA-256102-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsCornell UniversityFreedom on the Move: Advancing a Crowdsourced, Comprehensive Database of North American Runaway Slave Advertisements10/1/2017 - 9/30/2021$374,581.00EdwardE.BaptistWilliamC.BlockCornell UniversityIthacaNY14850-2820USA2017Women's HistoryDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities32458150000322448.950000

Implementation of Freedom on the Move, a public history resource that will offer a unified access point to 100,000 runaway slave advertisements published in American newspapers through the end of the Civil War. In addition, the project will develop tools for students to engage with primary sources by transcribing the advertisements.

“Freedom on the Move” (FOTM) creates a digital resource from an estimated 100,000 runaway slave advertisements from pre-1865 U.S. newspapers. These ads, placed by enslavers when enslaved people attempted to escape, comprise one of the richest sources of information about enslaved individuals in United States history. The FOTM database, which will be freely available for browsing and research, is the first comprehensive collection of these ads. Using crowdsourcing to parse ad data into a database, FOTM enables new research analyses of the history of U.S. slavery. The prototype interface is already built. We seek funds to complete FOTM as a site for public engagement that supports lessons for K-12, university, and museum education. NEH implementation funding will enable us to build tools for analyzing and visualizing data, managing student interaction, engaging the public, and establishing a prototype for future digital resources.

HAA-256123-17Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Advancement GrantsCornell UniversityBuilding a Decision Tree for Watermark Identification in Rembrandt's Etchings - The WIRE Project10/1/2017 - 3/31/2020$74,994.00Andrew WeislogelC. Richard JohnsonCornell UniversityIthacaNY14850-2820USA2017Art History and CriticismDigital Humanities Advancement GrantsDigital Humanities749940749940

Development of a prototype tool to enhance museum and art historical research into the printmaking practices of Rembrandt and other artists.

This project seeks to creatively merge digital, computational, and art historical methodologies to significantly broaden access to crucial watermark information elucidating Rembrandt’s printing practice and chronology. Its central innovation is the use of the decision tree model, which allows rapid, confident visual identification of Rembrandt watermarks by non-specialists. The project will build interrogatory decision tree branches for each of the 54 types of watermarks on Rembrandt’s papers, resulting in a complete tree that will be coded into purpose-developed software. The project will also develop procedure to add new watermarks to the tree as they arise, and will lay the foundation for a watermarks database for Rembrandt’s etchings in U.S. collections. The decision tree will provide proof of concept for application to other research questions requiring visual differentiation in datasets too large for the unaided researcher but too small to recommend a machine-learning approach.

HB-231968-16Research Programs: Awards for FacultyMichael J. CholbiA Philosophical Treatment of the Ethics of Grief7/1/2016 - 7/31/2017$37,800.00MichaelJ.Cholbi   California State Polytechnic University, PomonaPomonaCA91768-2557USA2015EthicsAwards for FacultyResearch Programs378000378000

Research and writing leading to publication of a book in the field of philosophy on grief arising from the death of intimates and loved ones.
 

Despite grief at the death of intimates or loved ones being a universal and perennial feature of human experience, contemporary philosophy has contributed very little to our understanding of the diverse ethical questions raised by grief. The proposed project will support the writing of the first ever book-length philosophical treatment of grief. The book will address such issues as whether grief responses are rational, how grief contributes to well-being, whether grief should ever be classified as a psychiatric illness, the place of anger in individual and collective grief, and ethical concerns about the exploitation of the vulnerability experienced during bereavement. This work will appeal to popular audiences curious to know how humanistic methods and knowledge can provide insight and consolation; to academic philosophers interested in death and dying, well-being, and moral psychology; and to scholarly experts in other disciplines seeking an atypical disciplinary perspective.

HB-232107-16Research Programs: Awards for FacultyPeter LimbrickMoroccan Director Moumen Smihi (b.1945): Arab Modernities and Cinema7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017$50,400.00Peter Limbrick   Regents of the University of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzCA95064-1077USA2015Film History and CriticismAwards for FacultyResearch Programs504000504000

Research and writing leading to publication of a book on the films of Moroccan director Moumen Smihi (b. 1945) and the history of colonialism in the Arab world.

This project investigates films by Moroccan director Moumen Smihi to better understand the relationship between Arab cinema and the historical experiences of colonialism and modernity. In addressing Smihi's rich images and narratives of colonial encounter, the project analyzes the ways that Euro-American critical discourses have struggled to understand the relationship of Arab cultural production to a modernity that is often conceived as exclusively Euro-American. Using Smihi's films as a lens, my book rethinks those relationships, stressing long histories of mutual influence and exchange that destabilize accounts of Arab modernisms as derivative products of cultural borrowing or colonial imposition. Smihi's cinema offers a compelling vision of the way that cinema, a quintessentially modern technology, has animated relationships between Arab and non-Arab worlds, thus transforming the way we think about the axes of history, colonialism, nationalism, and modernity across the Middle East.

PD-266994-19Preservation and Access: Documenting Endangered Languages - PreservationUniversity of Texas, AustinDocumentation of Nadeb (mbj), a Naduhup language of Brazil9/1/2019 - 8/31/2024$323,717.00PatienceL.Epps   University of Texas, AustinAustinTX78712-0100USA2019 Documenting Endangered Languages - PreservationPreservation and Access32371703237170

The documentation and description of Nadeb, an endangered language spoken in northwest Brazil.  The project would produce an annotated collection of digital recordings in audio and video, a grammatical description, lexicon, and collection of texts, in collaboration with the Nadeb community, as well as a comprehensive reference grammar, a dictionary (Nadeb-English-Portuguese), and a set of pedagogical materials for community use.

This project will undertake the documentation and description of Nadeb, a member of the small Naduhup family (formerly known as Maku), spoken in northwest Brazil.  The principal goals are to produce an annotated collection of digital recordings in audio and video, a grammatical description, lexicon, and collection of texts, in collaboration with the Nadeb community. Documentation will focus on natural discourse and will span a range of genres, with particular emphases on traditional verbal art forms involving song, narrative, and incantation; conversation; and knowledge concerning Nadeb traditional territory. Secondary outcomes will consist of a comprehensive reference grammar, a dictionary (Nadeb-English-Portuguese), and a set of pedagogical materials for community use. Materials will be archived in the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin.

PW-234691-16Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesRegents of the University of California, Santa CruzFinal Passages: The Intra-American Slave Trade Database9/1/2016 - 3/31/2019$220,000.00GregoryE.O'Malley   Regents of the University of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzCA95064-1077USA2016African American HistoryHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access22000002200000

The addition of thousands of records of intra-American slave trafficking and a new “Final Passages” web interface into Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.

Later this year, www.slavevoyages.org will complete seven years of operation offering public access to details of 34,934 documented slave-trading voyages from Africa to the Americas. On average, more than 1,000 visitors consult the site each day. As great a resource as it is, however, the database is limited in one key respect. It only includes voyages across the Atlantic, whereas recent research shows that arrival in the Americas did not end many captives' journeys. Instead, approximately 25% of arriving Africans quickly boarded new vessels for distribution within the Americas. This project seeks to add such intra-American trafficking to www.slavevoyages.org. We will construct an additional interface, offering the same search options for intra-American migration as currently exist for transatlantic voyages. This addition promises a more complete picture of enslaved migration, since many American regions acquired slaves indirectly, rather than straight from Africa.

PW-51290-13Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s5/1/2013 - 8/31/2015$210,000.00JosephA.Hurley   Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.AtlantaGA30302-3999USA2013Library ScienceHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access2100000186409.140

Creation of a digital collection related to the development of Atlanta during the 20th century. It would be comprised of 1,550 georeferenced city planning maps, 235 city planning publications, 300 photographs, 12 new oral histories, and a demographic dataset for 1955 to 2000.

Georgia State University Library proposes to create a new digital collection, Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s - 1990s, which will consist of 1550 digitized and georeferenced city planning maps, 235 digitized city planning publications, 300 digitized photographs, 12 new oral histories, and a digitized dataset of annual Atlanta demographic data from 1955 to 2000.

RA-20199-98Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsNational Humanities CenterFellowships at the National Humanities Center4/1/1998 - 6/30/2002$888,500.00W. Robert Connor   National Humanities CenterResearch Triangle ParkNC27709-0152USA1998Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs618500270000618500270000

To support fellowships in the humanities.

RA-254161-17Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsNewberry LibraryLong-Term Research Fellowships at the Newberry Library1/1/2018 - 6/30/2021$477,732.00Keelin Burke   Newberry LibraryChicagoIL60610-3305USA2017History, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs326532151200326532151200

48 months of stipend support (4-12 fellowships) per year for three years and a contribution to defray costs associated with the selection of fellows.

Grants from the NEH’s Fellowship Program at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) have generously allowed the Newberry Library to invite outstanding scholars to pursue ground-breaking research using our extensive collections. A FPIRI grant and additional matching funds would allow the Newberry to begin to address high demand for scholarly use of our collections, enrich humanistic inquiry, and benefit the institution long after fellowship residencies. (edited by NEH staff)

RA-50033-05Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsTrustees of the American School of Classical Studies at AthensNEH Fellowship Program at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens9/1/2005 - 5/31/2008$172,000.00IreneBaldRomano   Trustees of the American School of Classical Studies at AthensPrincetonNJ08540-5232USA2005Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs17200001720000

The equivalent of two full-year humanities fellowships a year, for each of two years.

The ASCSA seeks a total of $257,100 for a three-year program to continue support of two to four fellowships per year of five to ten months in duration, in a wide range of disciplines of the Greek world from prehistory to the present. The NEH Fellowship program aims to make the unique resources of the School accessible to a wider scholarly constituency: Blegen Library, devoted to Greek antiquity; Gennadius Library, a collection of post-ancient Greek culture; and the primary materials accessible at the School’s archaeological research centers in Ancient Corinth and at the Athenian Agora. NEH Fellows add immensely to the intellectual life of the School, broadening and enriching the experience of students and scholars in residence.

RA-50039-06Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Institute of Indian StudiesResearch Fellowships for Senior Humanists to Work in India10/1/2006 - 12/31/2011$334,800.00Philip Lutgendorf   American Institute of Indian StudiesChicagoIL60637-1539USA2006Area StudiesFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs33480003348000

Three or four fellowships per year.

This proposal seeks support for the award of fellowships to post-doctoral scholars in all fields of the Humanities to enable them to undertake their research projects in India.

RA-50078-09Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Research Institute in TurkeyAdvanced Fellowships for Research in the Humanities in Turkey7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014$244,800.00A.KevinReinhart   American Research Institute in TurkeyPhiladelphiaPA19104-6324USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs24480002448000

The equivalent of one and a half fellowships per year for three years.

The American Research Institute in Turkey requests support for its fellowship program for advanced research in the humanities affiliated with the ARIT centers in Turkey. Funds for long-term fellowships (tenures from four to twelve months) totalling 18 months per grant year, are requested from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the academic years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013. Also requested are funds for a portion of the costs of publicity and selection of the ARIT NEH fellows, beginning in July 2009.

RA-50108-12Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Research Institute in TurkeyAdvanced Fellowships for Research in the Humanities at ARIT Centers in Turkey1/1/2013 - 6/30/2016$175,500.00C. Brian Rose   American Research Institute in TurkeyPhiladelphiaPA19104-6324USA2012Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs17550001755000

Twelve months of stipend support a year for three years at the American Research Institute in Turkey. Grant funds support fellows' stipends and help defray expenses related to the process of selecting fellows.

The American Research Institute in Turkey requests support for its fellowship program for advanced research in the humanities affiliated with the ARIT centers in Turkey. Funds for long-term fellowships (tenures from four to twelve months) totaling 36 months per grant year, are requested from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the academic years 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015. Also requested are funds for a portion of the expense of selecting the ARIT NEH fellows, beginning in January 2013.

RA-50126-14Research Programs: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsAmerican Institute of Indian StudiesResearch Fellowships for Senior Scholars in the Humanities to Conduct their Projects in India1/1/2014 - 6/30/2017$245,175.00Philip Lutgendorf   American Institute of Indian StudiesChicagoIL60637-1539USA2013Area StudiesFellowship Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsResearch Programs24517502451750

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

This proposal seeks support for the award of fellowships to post-doctoral scholars in all fields of the humanities to enable them to undertake their research projects in India.

RJ-269493-19Research Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Research)Archaeological Institute of AmericaNEH Archaeology Grants through the Archaeological Institute of America9/1/2019 - 9/30/2024$652,302.00LaetitiaA.La Follette   Archaeological Institute of AmericaBostonMA02108-3614USA2019 Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Research)Research Programs6273022500062730225000

A small grants program for humanistic archaeological research and writing that supports survey, excavation, and publication.

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is requesting a grant of $500,000 (plus administrative costs) for two years to establish a program that provides small grants to individuals conducting archaeological research around the world. The grants will focus on providing support for a larger number of fieldwork projects that might be thought of as “lean and mean” – i.e., not requiring vast funding outlays to return important results. Just as significantly, these grants will also support post-fieldwork research and publication efforts that are currently underfunded, yet critical to providing a more complete understanding of the communities being studied. The current lack of funding for post-fieldwork efforts often results in long gaps of time between the completion of the project and the dissemination of final reports and publications.

RO-11851-73Research Programs: Basic ResearchUniversity of Oklahoma, NormanThe Apacheans: A Comparative Study in Culture and Cultural Dynamics9/1/1972 - 8/31/1974$46,000.00MorrisE.Opler   University of Oklahoma, NormanNormanOK73019-3003USA1973AnthropologyBasic ResearchResearch Programs460000460000

To complete a definitive study of the seven Apachean or Southern Athapaskan-speaking peoples encountered by the Spanish in northern Mexico, the American Southwest, and Southern Plains. Research will say something significant about when the Apacheans spearated from their northern or western kin, the route or routes by which they came into their historical territory, whether they represent one or more wave of migration, how long the process of cultural and tribal differentiation has taken, what common values, beliefs, and institutions have been preserved, what forces of change have been at work, and what cultural variations have developed.

RQ-50237-06Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsUniversity of Puget SoundRecords of Early English Drama: Editorial Support7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008$150,000.00PeterH.Greenfield   University of Puget SoundTacomaWA98416-5000USA2006British LiteratureScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs5000010000050000100000

Preparation for publication of county records of early English drama, including the two-volume merged Cheshire and updated Chester collection, the Ecclesiastical London collection, and the London: Inns of Court collection. (24 months)

This application requests NEH funding to support the REED editorial office at the University of Toronto, in order to bring the research of U.S. editors to reputable, accurate publication. Records of Early English drama is an established international collaboration to identify, transcribe, edit and publish records of dramatic activity in the British Isles before 1642.

RQ-50869-14Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and TranslationsCalifornia State University, SacramentoAncient Travelers' Inscriptions from Kharga Oasis, Egypt12/1/2014 - 12/31/2015$109,557.00Nikolaos LazaridisSalima IkramCalifornia State University, SacramentoSacramentoCA95819-2694USA2014Ancient HistoryScholarly Editions and TranslationsResearch Programs1095570107792.420

Work toward publication of eighty-four inscriptions that were carved between 2000 BC and 400 AD on the surface of sandstone rocks, located along routes connecting the Egyptian western desert to the Nile Valley and North Sudan. (12 months)

The project aims at publishing 84 ancient inscriptions that have been discovered in the Egyptian western desert by the North Kharga Oasis Survey team. The inscriptions under study were carved between 2000 BC and 400 AD on the surface of 15 sandstone rocks, situated along a well-trodden network of desert routes that during that period connected the Egyptian desert oases to the Nile Valley and North Sudan. By making available for the first time these previously unrecorded rock inscriptions to both scholarly and lay audiences, this project contributes greatly to the study of ancient travel practices and to the understanding of the ways in which ancient cultures experienced and utilized hostile desert environments, like that in Kharga Oasis. In addition, the recording and study of these inscriptions are very important as they salvage antiquities whose very existence has for a long time been under the threat of destruction by harsh environmental conditions and illicit human activity.

RZ-255645-17Research Programs: Collaborative ResearchSt. Mary's College of MarylandIndigenous Borderlands of the Chesapeake: The Lower Rappahannock Valley Landscape, 200-1850 CE10/1/2017 - 12/31/2020$240,000.00JuliaA.King   St. Mary's College of MarylandSt. Mary's CityMD20686-3001USA2017ArchaeologyCollaborative ResearchResearch Programs24000002400000

Excavation and artifact analysis at eleven Native American sites along the lower Rappahannock river in Virginia, leading to the development of interpretive print and online publications and GIS datasets. (26 months)

The project seeks NEH support to develop a baseline history of an understudied but key watershed in the Chesapeake region of North America. The Rappahannock River valley, located between the better known Potomac and James rivers, was, circa 1608, densely populated with well-organized polities, presupposing a dynamic but still unknown history. Using collections- and fieldwork-based methodologies along with GIS technologies, Saint Mary's College of Maryland and its collaborators will explore this borderland river drainage, addressing questions of migration and mobility, political development, the forging of group identities, and responses to colonialism. Our approach is rooted in landscape, the digital humanities, and a perspective that emphasizes the long durée.

RZ-286888-22Research Programs: Collaborative ResearchUniversity of HawaiiA Biography of Native Hawaiian Leader and Scholar, Haunani-Kay Trask (1949 - 2021)10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024$182,486.00J. Noelani Goodyear-Kaopua   University of HawaiiHonoluluHI96822-2216USA2022Native American StudiesCollaborative ResearchResearch Programs18248601824860

Preparation of a coauthored book on the life and work of Haunani-Kay Trask (1949-2021), Native Hawaiian scholar, educator, poet, and community leader. (24 months) 

An intellectual and political biography of Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask. A poet, political scientist, activist, and international advocate for human rights, Trask is arguably the most important Native Hawaiian scholar of the 20th century. Her life and works contributed to the global rise of Indigenous subjectivity, and she profoundly shaped Hawaiian movements for justice from the 1970s onward. Written for broad audiences, the book will shed light on ways Native Hawaiians have navigated and organized against inequalities resulting from forced political incorporation into the US in 1898. Charting Trask’s roots and routes, the project illuminates connections between major social movements that transformed Hawaiian, Pacific, and American life in the late 20th century and early 21st centuries, including the ways such movements changed universities. The project engages Trask’s work to consider issues of gender justice, Indigenous-settler relations, and ways public universities shape democratic life

RZ-51427-12Research Programs: Collaborative ResearchUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillThe Azoria Project Excavations: A Study of Urbanization on Crete, 700-500 B.C.5/1/2013 - 4/30/2016$250,000.00DonaldC.Haggis   University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillNC27599-1350USA2012ArchaeologyCollaborative ResearchResearch Programs2500000249997.610

Archaeological excavation and analysis at Azoria, an early Archaic Greek city, located on the island of Crete. (36 months)

The Azoria Project is the excavation of an Archaic Greek city (7th-6th century BCE) on the island of Crete in the Aegean, with the aims of studying the process of urbanization and the changing sociopolitical and economic organization of an emergent urban community in the transition from the Early Iron Age (1200-700 BCE) to Archaic periods (700-600 BCE). The project explores the material correlates for emerging social and political institutions, addressing the historical and archaeological problem of an apparent hiatus or discontinuity in the archaeological record of Crete in the 6th century BCE. The hypothesis of the Azoria Project is that the Archaic period represents a critical threshold of culture change and, rather than a phase of collapse, a period of rapid urban growth, the development of new political centers, and the restructuring of cultural landscapes.

TR-254097-17Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionAdministrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheAmerican Routes: Exploring & Expressing the Vernacular Humanities in Story & Song4/1/2017 - 12/31/2018$100,000.00NicholasR.Spitzer   Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheNew OrleansLA70118-5698USA2017Music History and CriticismMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs10000001000000

American Routes is the weekly, two-hour nationally-distributed public radio program devoted to songs and stories, humanist and artist narratives, that explore humanities and aesthetic issues in American society and culture through the expression of vernacular music and culture. Produced in New Orleans and produced and hosted by folklorist and documentary producer Nick Spitzer. Our current proposal, American Routes: Exploring & Expressing the Vernacular Humanities in Story & Song, seeks support of $225,795 to create 10 new, highly researched two-hour programs featuring in-depth humanities content in 2017-18.

TR-264630-19Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionAdministrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheAmerican Routes: Cultural Continuity & Creativity in the Vernacular Humanities7/1/2019 - 12/31/2020$200,000.00Nick Spitzer   Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheNew OrleansLA70118-5698USA2019Arts, OtherMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs20000002000000

Production of eight, two-hour radio programs on American music and culture.

American Routes radio program seeks support for a series of 8 new humanities-oriented 2-hour programs for broadcast nationwide in 2019-20. The programs will focus on the role of cultural continuity and creativity in response to natural and man-made disasters, economic downturn, migration from and to home, and concerns about the future of communities and cultures. As a companion piece, we propose to work with various organizations to arrange community forums for the proposed programs that take place in a "place": NYC, Miami, Honolulu, Galax, VA, and New Orleans. Each gathering will be tailored to a particular program as a means to discuss humanities issues the program will try to address, and to seek guidance on content from local audiences and authorities. A detailed description of the programs is in the "treatments" attachment and details about the forum component are in the "narrative" attachment.

TR-50122-10Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsUniversity of New OrleansAmerican Routes: Routes to Recovery4/1/2010 - 3/31/2011$200,000.00NicholasR.Spitzer   University of New OrleansNew OrleansLA70148-0001USA2010Media StudiesAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs20000002000000

Production of ten two-hour radio programs featured on American Routes that explore how a variety of communities use musical traditions to recover after economic downturns.

American Routes proposes a special "Routes to Recovery" series of topical programs and features. Building on prior NEH-supported programming and drawing on the experiences and insights of the past four post-Katrina years, American Routes will produce ten two-hour programs focused on the theme of economic and social recovery through culture in a variety of settings-all expressed in the words and music of artists, with critical advice and interpretation by humanities specialists. Out of the many field feature and interview segments embedded in these programs up to twenty will be offered in shorter edited form to NPR's All Things Considered and, if appropriate, to other major news outlets such as BBC Radio 4's Americana which has also expressed interest. Features and interviews will also be made available at americanroutes.org separately or as part of the program.

TR-50307-11Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsAdministrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheAmerican Routes, Routes to Recovery: Memories of People and Places10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012$250,000.00NicholasR.Spitzer   Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheNew OrleansLA70118-5698USA2011Media StudiesAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs25000002500000

Production of six two-hour programs and four one-hour documentary programs to be featured on American Routes radio program.

American Routes requests that the NEH consider a grant to support the special "Routes to Recovery: Memories of People and Places" series of humanities topical programs, hour documentaries and embedded features. Building on prior NEH-supported programming and drawing on the insights of the post-Katrina years, American Routes will produce 6 two-hour programs and 4 one-hour documentary programs focused on the theme of recovery and rebuilding of community through memories of musicians and artists-all expressed in the words and music of artists, with the critical advice, interpretation and/or interviews of humanities specialists. American Routes is the weekly, two-hour nationally distributed public radio program produced in New Orleans devoted to songs and stories, humanist and artist narratives, that explore humanities and aesthetic issues through the expression of vernacular music. Folklorist Nick Spitzer is host.

TR-50437-13Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsAdministrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheAmerican Routes: Routes to a Creative Future-Cultural Sustainability and the Usable Past4/1/2013 - 6/30/2014$146,000.00NicholasR.Spitzer   Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheNew OrleansLA70118-5698USA2013Media StudiesAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs14600001460000

Production of six two-hour radio documentaries and four one-hour programs exploring American musical culture to be featured on the "American Routes" radio series.

American Routes public radio program requests that the NEH consider support for the "Routes to a Creative Future: Cultural Sustainability and the Usable Past" series of humanities topical programs, hour-long documentaries and embedded features. Building on prior NEH-supported programming, American Routes will produce six two-hour programs and four one-hour documentary programs each including multiple documentaries on the theme of creatively sustaining the cultures of communities in broader vernacular forms through selective continuity from the past as expressed in words and music with the critical advice, interpretation and/or interviews of humanities specialists and musicians. Out of the dozens of documentary feature and/or interview segments embedded in these programs, several will be offered in edited form by on-going agreement with NPR to "All Things Considered" and to the NPR Music website.

TR-50565-14Public Programs: Media Projects ProductionAdministrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheAmerican Routes: From a Useable Past to an Authentic Future8/1/2014 - 6/30/2017$269,675.00NicholasR.Spitzer   Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, TheNew OrleansLA70118-5698USA2014American StudiesMedia Projects ProductionPublic Programs26967502696750

The production of 20 hours of radio programming addressing the role of music in shaping cultural memory and defining new cultural traditions.

"American Routes" public radio program requests that the NEH consider support for the "From a Useable Past to an Authentic Future" series of humanities topical programs, hour documentaries and embedded features. "American Routes" will produce 20 hours of programming addressing cultural memory and creativity combining to form a vision of the future -- expressed in words and music,with the critical advice, interpretation and/or interviews of humanities specialists and musicians. The series will explore ideas such as artist biographies shaped by memories and media of record; the particular shapes and roles of music, ritual and festival in a post-catastrophic environs, musical sharing and distinctions between cultures in both historic terms and newly emergent creolizations. Edited segments will be offered to "All Things Considered" and the NPR Music website.