National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities Founded in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is a grant-making institution of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
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Today is #NationalSpaceDay! Tune in to this #NEHgrant-funded “American Icons” podcast about Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A S...
05/07/2021

Today is #NationalSpaceDay!

Tune in to this #NEHgrant-funded “American Icons” podcast about Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the ways in which the film predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence, and the promise and perils of technology: https://bit.ly/3xB2iul

Today is #NationalSpaceDay!

Tune in to this #NEHgrant-funded “American Icons” podcast about Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the ways in which the film predicted private space travel, artificial intelligence, and the promise and perils of technology: https://bit.ly/3xB2iul

This week the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) celebrates the hard work and dedication of our #educators! We ...
05/06/2021
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This week the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) celebrates the hard work and dedication of our #educators!

We appreciate all you do, especially during these hard times.

Visit EDSITEment for teacher resources, lesson plans, and more: https://bit.ly/3nyWEod

#ThankATeacher
#TeacherAppreciationWeek

Driving excellence in humanities education A More Perfect Union History and Civics Materials for the nation's 250th Anniversary Women's History in the United States Resources and Lessons for Women's History Month Lesson Plan Chronicling and Mapping the Women's Suffrage Movement Media Resource Buildi...

Today is #CincoDeMayo! The #Mexican Army defeated the French #OTD in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Teachers, have your s...
05/05/2021
Mexican Culture and History through Its National Holidays

Today is #CincoDeMayo!

The #Mexican Army defeated the French #OTD in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla.

Teachers, have your students explore the history of this holiday and others, in this EDSITEment lesson plan. https://bit.ly/2VqTiai

In this lesson students will study four popular Mexican holidays and examine images to see how these particular celebrations represent Mexico's colorful history.

Explore 350 years of American Jewish history with the #NEHgrant-funded PBS documentary series “The Jewish Americans.”  h...
05/04/2021
The Jewish Americans

Explore 350 years of American Jewish history with the #NEHgrant-funded PBS documentary series “The Jewish Americans.” https://bit.ly/3eHLsS1

#JewishAmericanHeritageMonth

Project The Jewish Americans Division of Public Programs Explore 350 years of Jewish American history and share your own family’s stories and traditions online. View Project NEH Award Details Explore Our Work Shakespeare in American Life Children & Youth in History American Routes What's On The Me...

May is #AsianAmericanPacificHeritageMonth! Celebrate the contributions of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders...
05/03/2021
Virtual Bookshelf: Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

May is #AsianAmericanPacificHeritageMonth!

Celebrate the contributions of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s #history, with this #NEHgrant-funded Virtual Bookshelf. https://bit.ly/3uaUZYc

News Article Virtual Bookshelf NEH-supported projects on the Asian-American and Pacific Islander experience Photo caption Korean-American siblings Ralph, Philip, and Susan Ahn in military uniform in 1942. Their family story is among the many personal histories featured in the NEH-supported documenta...

Today we celebrate #ArborDay, thanks to newspaper editor and U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary under Grover Cleve...
04/30/2021
Crossville chronicle. [volume] (Crossville, Tenn.) 1894-current, May 31, 1922, Image 6

Today we celebrate #ArborDay, thanks to newspaper editor and U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary under Grover Cleveland, J. Sterling Morton of #NebraskaCity, #NE.

Learn about the origins and evolution of the holiday, in this #ChronAm page from the “Crossville Chronicle” in 1922. https://bit.ly/2RZUmmg

Crossville chronicle. [volume] (Crossville, Tenn.) 1894-current, May 31, 1922, Image 6, brought to you by University of Tennessee, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

The earliest form of writing appeared in #cuneiform in the #Mesopotamian region of ancient #MiddleEast, in the 4th-mille...
04/28/2021
CDLI - Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative

The earliest form of writing appeared in #cuneiform in the #Mesopotamian region of ancient #MiddleEast, in the 4th-millennium BCE.

Explore this #NEHgrant-funded database of digitized cuneiform tablets: https://bit.ly/3dLdrkp

#ArabAmericanHeritageMonth #worldhistory #Mesopotamia

By making the form and content of cuneiform texts available online, the CDLI is opening pathways to the rich historical tradition of the ancient Middle East. In close collaboration with researchers, museums and an engaged public, the project seeks to unharness the extraordinary content of these earl...

Listen to some of the 4,000 hours of recordings of late-night jam sessions thanks to photojournalist W. Eugene Smith’s w...
04/26/2021
The Jazz Loft Radio Series | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

Listen to some of the 4,000 hours of recordings of late-night jam sessions thanks to photojournalist W. Eugene Smith’s work at the popular “Jazz Loft” from 1957 to 1965, in this #NEHgrant-funded documentary radio series. https://bit.ly/3avzHNe

#JazzAppreciationMonth #jazz #JazzLoft

W. Eugene Smith was a famous photo essayist for LIFE magazine and a suburban family man when he left it all in 1957 and moved to a rundown loft in Manhattan. The building had already become a popular hangout and jamming space for jazz players both prominent and obscure, and Smith spent the next deca...

Playwright and poet William Shakespeare was recorded to be born at Stratford-upon-Avon #OTD in 1564. Explore Shakespeare...
04/23/2021
Shakespeare in American Life

Playwright and poet William Shakespeare was recorded to be born at Stratford-upon-Avon #OTD in 1564.

Explore Shakespeare’s many ties to American performances, politics, and popular culture, in this #NEHgrant-funded resource. https://bit.ly/3gdcN0R

Project Shakespeare in American Life Division of Public Programs Photo caption Portrait of Edwin Booth as Iago in Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Explore Shakespeare’s many ties to America, from The Tempest's possible reference to a storm off the coast of J...

Happy #EarthDay! Learn about the evolution of the #environmental #humanities and several NEH-funded programs that encour...
04/22/2021
The Wild All Around

Happy #EarthDay!

Learn about the evolution of the #environmental #humanities and several NEH-funded programs that encourage participants to consider their connection to nature, at Humanities magazine. https://bit.ly/3mSbQwh

Environmental humanities offer the tools with which to see these connections and to engage in deep reflection. Its lessons have become, if anything, more meaningful during the pandemic, which has moved us to explore the rivers, trails, and parks outside our homes and the plants in our homes.

General Sam Houston led #TX army forces to victory against #Mexican General Santa Anna, in the Battle of San Jacinto, #O...
04/21/2021
Sam Houston | Humanities Texas

General Sam Houston led #TX army forces to victory against #Mexican General Santa Anna, in the Battle of San Jacinto, #OTD in 1836.

This “Texas Originals” profile of Houston from Humanities Texas looks at his subsequent political career: https://bit.ly/2Q9oM4T

Edgar Allan Poe published “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” considered the first modern detective story, #OTD in 1841. Re...
04/20/2021

Edgar Allan Poe published “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” considered the first modern detective story, #OTD in 1841.

Read the first installment of the short story at this #ChronAm page from the Tacoma Times in 1909. https://bit.ly/3x24J95

Edgar Allan Poe published “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” considered the first modern detective story, #OTD in 1841.

Read the first installment of the short story at this #ChronAm page from the Tacoma Times in 1909. https://bit.ly/3x24J95

Tomorrow, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will host a pre-application webinar to answer questions about ...
04/19/2021

Tomorrow, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will host a pre-application webinar to answer questions about the #AmericanRescuePlan: Humanities Grantmaking program.

Learn about NEH’s #SHARP funding opportunity for experienced grantmaking organizations to administer competitive grant programs to support #humanities institutions and individuals adversely affected by the pandemic.

Join the webinar on April 20, from 2-3 PM EDT, here: https://bit.ly/3aFRy4n

For more information on the #SHARP Humanities Grantmaking funding opportunity, visit: https://bit.ly/3mY9sUO

Tomorrow, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will host a pre-application webinar to answer questions about the #AmericanRescuePlan: Humanities Grantmaking program.

Learn about NEH’s #SHARP funding opportunity for experienced grantmaking organizations to administer competitive grant programs to support #humanities institutions and individuals adversely affected by the pandemic.

Join the webinar on April 20, from 2-3 PM EDT, here: https://bit.ly/3aFRy4n

For more information on the #SHARP Humanities Grantmaking funding opportunity, visit: https://bit.ly/3mY9sUO

Explore the social and cultural context of #jazz with the #NEHgrant-funded “Dig That Lick” project, a large-scale data a...
04/19/2021
Analyzing Large-Scale Data for Patterns in Jazz

Explore the social and cultural context of #jazz with the #NEHgrant-funded “Dig That Lick” project, a large-scale data analysis of melodic patterns within the genre. https://bit.ly/3iWwZlC

#JazzAppreciationMonth

Project Analyzing Large-Scale Data for Patterns in Jazz Office of Digital Humanities Photo caption "Al Grey, the last great big time plunger". Charcoal, pastel, and graphite on paper, 18" x 24", 2015. Courtesy of Gwendolyn Lanier-Gardner This project studies influence and sharing among musicians thr...

Read Humanities magazine on one of the last truly public places left in America: the public #library.
04/16/2021
The Complicated Role of the Modern Public Library

Read Humanities magazine on one of the last truly public places left in America: the public #library.

They are "the original sharing economy," "early warning systems for broad cultural phenomena," offering tai chi lessons, advice, social services, and, yes, books, a whole lot of books.

The British ocean liner #Titanic sank, after striking an iceberg, #OTD in 1912. Learn about the construction of the ship...
04/15/2021
Remembering the Titanic (UPDATED)

The British ocean liner #Titanic sank, after striking an iceberg, #OTD in 1912.

Learn about the construction of the ship, original news coverage of the disaster, and more, with this list of #ChronAm articles highlighting the Titanic’s 100-year anniversary. https://bit.ly/3uAY6bI

Blog Remembering the Titanic (UPDATED) April 16, 2012 By Joshua Sternfeld Photo caption The Front Page of The Washington Times from the April 15, 1912 last edition. Chronicling America permanent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1912-04-15/ed-1/seq-1/ TwitterFacebook This week....

Noah Webster published the first American Dictionary of the English Language #OTD in 1828. Learn how Webster used langua...
04/14/2021
Better Living through Spelling

Noah Webster published the first American Dictionary of the English Language #OTD in 1828.

Learn how Webster used language and spelling to promote better living in America in this Humanities magazine article. https://bit.ly/3uyorXT

HUMANITIES: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities Statement Better Living through Spelling Connecticut celebrates Noah Webster. Laura Wolff Scanlan HUMANITIES, March/April 2010, Volume 31, Number 2 Photo caption This portrait of Webster by Courtney Martin was made for an interact...

Explore the works of Archibald Motley, an American visual artist who captured African-American social life during the #J...
04/13/2021
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Explore the works of Archibald Motley, an American visual artist who captured African-American social life during the #Jazz Age, in this #NEHgrant-funded archived website and #art exhibition. https://bit.ly/31WJabA

#JazzAppreciationMonth #BlackHistory

Project Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist Division of Public Programs Photo caption Archibald J. Motley Jr., The Octoroon Girl, 1925. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art Explore the works of Archibald Motley, artist of African American life during the Jazz Age, with this...

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space #OTD in 1961. Listen to this 1961 “Radio Moscow” account ...
04/12/2021
Man in Space | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space #OTD in 1961.

Listen to this 1961 “Radio Moscow” account of the first manned spaceflight aboard the Soviet spacecraft Vostok 1, at the #NEHgrant-funded WNYC radio archive. https://bit.ly/39Ww6HJ

#SpaceRace

The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 1961-uu-uu. This program produced by Radio Moscow recounts the first manned spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin on April 12th, 1961 aboard the Vostok 1. The recording includes au...

Announcing: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers #ARP relief funding for economic recovery for #cultur...
04/07/2021
NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions

Announcing: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers #ARP relief funding for economic recovery for #cultural and #educational institutions.

Two new NEH #AmericanRescuePlan grant programs will provide emergency relief to #humanities organizations and professionals affected by the pandemic: https://bit.ly/2R77SUA

Press Release NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions Two new American Rescue Plan grant programs will provide emergency relief to humanities organizations and professionals affected by the pandemic Photo caption NEH/Andrea Heiss TwitterFacebook....

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded $184,352 in #emergency recovery funding to NEH’s state affil...
04/05/2021
NEH Awards Humanities Texas and Oklahoma Humanities $184,352 to Assist Recovery from Storm Damage

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded $184,352 in #emergency recovery funding to NEH’s state affiliates, Humanities Texas and Oklahoma Humanities, to assist #cultural institutions affected by the severe weather conditions that hit #TX and #OK in February 2021.

This funding will help mitigate damage to cultural organizations in Texas and Oklahoma incurred by the record-breaking winter storms.

Humanities Texas will distribute this emergency funding to affected organizations in the form of Recovery Grants of up to $10,000.

Oklahoma Humanities will use supplemental NEH funding for emergency disaster relief in the state, offering subawards of up to $3,000 to Oklahoma cultural organizations.

For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3rVeceC

Press Release NEH Awards Humanities Texas and Oklahoma Humanities $184,352 to Assist Recovery from Storm Damage State humanities councils to offer recovery funds to cultural institutions affected by severe weather conditions Photo caption Satellite image of February 2021 Winter Storm Uri. NASA - NAS...

Playwright Tennessee Williams was born #OTD in 1911. Read about the life and times of the “inmate who got away,” in this...
03/26/2021
The Gorgeous Unstoppable Tennessee Williams

Playwright Tennessee Williams was born #OTD in 1911.

Read about the life and times of the “inmate who got away,” in this Humanities magazine article by playwright, screenwriter, and director John P. Shanley.

https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2010/julyaugust/feature/the-gorgeous-unstoppable-tennessee-williams

HUMANITIES: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities Feature The Gorgeous Unstoppable Tennessee Williams John Patrick Shanley HUMANITIES, July/August 2010, Volume 31, Number 4 Photo caption Playwright John Patrick Shanley describes Williams. Photo by Earl Perry TwitterFacebook Every...

Join us for a cross-cultural examination of tango and jazz hosted by Sofia Rei tonight at 6:00 PM EDT.The virtual event,...
03/25/2021
Tango and Jazz: A Discussion of Astor Piazzolla at 100

Join us for a cross-cultural examination of tango and jazz hosted by Sofia Rei tonight at 6:00 PM EDT.
The virtual event, an NEH partnership with Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Argentina, the Embassy of Argentina in the United States, and The Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association, will celebrate the 100th birthday of Astor Piazolla.
Register here: https://bit.ly/AstorP100

THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES INVITES YOU TO ITS EMBASSY SERIES EVENT

The Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., concluded #OTD in 1965.Teachers, hav...
03/25/2021
Picturing Freedom: Selma-to-Montgomery in March, 1965

The Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., concluded #OTD in 1965.

Teachers, have your students examine the role of photography in capturing this event, with this EDSITEment lesson plan. Link in bio. http://bit.ly/2P9yFyu

#Education #CivilRights #MLK

After analyzing photojournalist James Karales's iconic photograph of the march, reading background material on it, and considering what the marchers might have thought and felt, students write and illustrate a postcard describing this civil rights event from a marcher's viewpoint.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American...
03/23/2021

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, announces the HBCU History & Culture Access Consortium.

This new historic initiative will secure, maintain, and continue the cultural legacy of #HBCUs.

NEH will provide support to the institutional archives and museums that have recorded the rich histories of Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Texas Southern University, and TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY.

Stay tuned for more details.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, announces the HBCU History & Culture Access Consortium.

This new historic initiative will secure, maintain, and continue the cultural legacy of #HBCUs.

NEH will provide support to the institutional archives and museums that have recorded the rich histories of Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Texas Southern University, and TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY.

Stay tuned for more details.

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