National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $31.5 Million in Grants

A PBS documentary on the 400-year history of Shakespeare’s plays, New York Public Library’s summer program for educators on efforts to ensure equitable access to education in 20th-century Harlem, a book study on the history of redheads, and more there is. 226 beneficiaries of a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities announced Tuesday.

The $31.5 million grant, now in its third year, supports projects at museums, libraries, universities and historic sites in 45 states and Washington, DC, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Such projects include documentaries co-produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Colfax massacre — Named after the town and parish where dozens of former slaves were killed during Reconstruction. Another at Pennsylvania State University used computational techniques to analyze clouds in John’s Constable landscapes and the adoption of his realist techniques by other 19th-century European artists. is tracking. Funding will also be used to research a book by Elaine Pagels, a historian of religion at Princeton University, that explores how different cultures have imagined Jesus throughout his time and history.

In a statement, Sherri C. Rowe, chair of the foundation, said the project, which includes educational programs for high school and college students, will “facilitate the exchange of ideas and increase access to humanities knowledge, resources, and experience.” ‘ said.

In New York, 31 projects of state cultural organizations receive $4.6 million in grants. Funds will support the creation of a new permanent exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum exploring her 400-year history in Brooklyn, and a book about New York’s St. Vincent’s Hospital and His 600 Innocents Hospital at the height of the AIDS crisis. To do. Her 1-year-old orphanage in Florence, Italy.

Funds will also be used to develop a podcast about the Federal Writers Project. This is a US government initiative by Washington-based Stone Soup Productions that offered jobs to writers who lost their jobs during the Great Depression. Another grant will benefit Cherokee history co-authored by Penn State University historian Julie Reed and Davidson College historian Rose Stremlau in North Carolina.

The grant supports the Peabody Collection, one of the nation’s oldest African-American library collections at Hampton University, and John Lyle’s 1980s lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency over the Cold War-era MK-Ultra program. It also benefits books. , which included experiments on mind control.

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