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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The 16th #POTUS, Abraham Lincoln, was born #OTD in 1809.Trace Lincoln’s development from a country lawyer to the preside...
02/12/2021
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

The 16th #POTUS, Abraham Lincoln, was born #OTD in 1809.

Trace Lincoln’s development from a country lawyer to the president who would lead the country through the Civil War with this #NEHgrant-funded digital resource, of legal briefs, letters and more here: http://bit.ly/3toRrBI.

Project The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Division of Research Programs Photo caption Portrait of Abraham Lincoln taken on November 8, 1863, eleven days before his famed Gettysburg Address. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Trace Lincoln’s development from a country lawyer to the president who would lead ...

Peruse more than 4,200 U.S. War Department documents from 1748 to 1800 that were destroyed by fire in 1800, now reconstr...
02/10/2021
The Papers of the War Department 1784 to 1800

Peruse more than 4,200 U.S. War Department documents from 1748 to 1800 that were destroyed by fire in 1800, now reconstructed online in this #NEHgrant-funded digital resource: http://bit.ly/3jty0Dq

Project The Papers of the War Department 1784 to 1800 Division of Research Programs Photo caption The Papers of the War Department, 1784 to 1800. Courtesy of the National Archives Peruse the United States War Department records from 1784-1800 that were destroyed in a 1800 fire, now reassembled onlin...

Discover the history of Brooklyn’s abolitionist and antislavery movement through photos, census records, maps and more, ...
02/08/2021
In Pursuit of Freedom

Discover the history of Brooklyn’s abolitionist and antislavery movement through photos, census records, maps and more, at the #NEHgrant-funded “In Pursuit of Freedom” project. http://bit.ly/36KqXRF

This public history project brings to life the stories of Brooklyn’s abolitionist and anti-slavery community through walking tours, interactive games and online lesson plans.

Learn #Latin, trace the etymologies of English words, and put #Medieval texts into context by exploring the #NEHgrant-fu...
02/05/2021
Bartholomew's World

Learn #Latin, trace the etymologies of English words, and put #Medieval texts into context by exploring the #NEHgrant-funded online resource, “Bartholomew’s World.” http://bit.ly/3iZ2jkS

Project Bartholomew's World Division of Education Programs Photo caption Class in a medieval university, illuminated manuscript from the 13th century. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Is singing possible in heaven? What did medieval authors have to say about leprosy and madness? Find out at Bartholomew...

Aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, best known for making the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, was born #OTD in ...
02/04/2021
Archaeology from the Air

Aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, best known for making the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, was born #OTD in 1902.

Learn how Charles and his wife, Anne, found peace from the paparazzi in the Southwest, in this Humanities Magazine article. http://bit.ly/3cnWA7a

HUMANITIES: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities Statement Archaeology from the Air Charles and Anne Lindbergh find peace from the paparazzi in the Southwest. Mark Athitakis HUMANITIES, January/February 2015, Volume 36, Number 1 Photo caption Charles and Anne Lindbergh flying ta...

Explore the history and culture around you with this #NEHgrant-funded Clio Foundation website.This resource uses #GPS to...
02/03/2021
Clio - Welcome

Explore the history and culture around you with this #NEHgrant-funded Clio Foundation website.

This resource uses #GPS to guide the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites across the U.S.
https://www.theclio.com/

Clio is your guide to the history and culture around you. We have entries from all across the country.

Today marks the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth!Kick off the celebration by browsing through Pasadena Museum of History’...
02/01/2021

Today marks the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth!

Kick off the celebration by browsing through Pasadena Museum of History’s “Black History Collection,” an #NEHgrant-funded resource highlighting the history of the African-American community in #Pasadena, #CA. http://bit.ly/3iSHlnO

Calling all undergraduate and graduate students: jump-start your future with an internship at NEH! Are you interested in...
01/29/2021

Calling all undergraduate and graduate students: jump-start your future with an internship at NEH! Are you interested in working to support the humanities at cultural and higher education institutions? Applications are now open for our virtual Pathways Summer Internship program. Apply to our program divisions or administration offices by 2/25 to be considered.

Apply to intern with one of NEH's 5 program offices here:
https://lnkd.in/egpgPEG

Spend your summer working in NEH's Office of the Chairman, Office of Communications, Office of Congressional Affairs, or Office of Publications. Applications for a 2021 summer internship available here:
https://lnkd.in/eyhUv9H

The Letters of Robert Frost invite us to reconsider the man behind the poetry. Read more at Humanities Magazine: http://...
01/29/2021
Verse and Adverse

The Letters of Robert Frost invite us to reconsider the man behind the poetry.

Read more at Humanities Magazine: http://bit.ly/39aFiIJ

HUMANITIES: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities Feature Verse and Adverse The letters of Robert Frost invite us to reconsider the man behind the poetry. Danny Heitman HUMANITIES, May/June 2014, Volume 35, Number 3 Photo caption Robert Frost’s earliest volumes of poetry—A Bo...

British writer Lewis Carroll, best known for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was born #OTD in 1832.    Tumble down the...
01/27/2021
A Trip to Wonderland: The Nursery ‘Alice’

British writer Lewis Carroll, best known for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was born #OTD in 1832.

Tumble down the rabbit hole into Wonderland with this EDSITEment lesson plan on distortion and fantasy in art and poetry: http://bit.ly/397Q8iw

This lesson explores elements of wonder, distortion, fantasy, and whimsy in Lewis Carroll's adaptation for younger readers of his beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

A seminal figure in feminist thought, Virginia Woolf, born #OTD in 1882, was much more than just a women’s writer.  She ...
01/25/2021

A seminal figure in feminist thought, Virginia Woolf, born #OTD in 1882, was much more than just a women’s writer. She was a keen observer of everyday life.

Read more at Humanities magazine: http://bit.ly/3iOfrJT

The advent of closed-circuit television opened up new possibilities in medical treatment. Humanities Magazine looks at t...
01/22/2021

The advent of closed-circuit television opened up new possibilities in medical treatment. Humanities Magazine looks at the rise of telemedicine in the 1960s: http://bit.ly/38OrJ1s

Today is the Presidential Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. This EDSITEment lesson plan explores past President...
01/20/2021

Today is the Presidential Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

This EDSITEment lesson plan explores past Presidential inaugurations, traditions, and historical figures involved in the solemn ceremony. http://bit.ly/3oMPw7p

Happy #MLK Day! Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our most respected citizens: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. L...
01/18/2021

Happy #MLK Day!

Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our most respected citizens: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn how Dr. King led the fight for civil rights through nonviolent, persistent activism with this EDSITEment lesson plan: http://bit.ly/38JH8jt.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born #OTD in 1929 in #Atlanta, #GA. The  #NEHgrant-funded “Virtual MLK Project” NC State...
01/15/2021

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born #OTD in 1929 in #Atlanta, #GA.

The #NEHgrant-funded “Virtual MLK Project” NC State University is a virtual recreation of #MLK’s influential 1960 “Fill Up the Jails” speech: https://vmlk.chass.ncsu.edu/

Yesterday three recipients of the 2020 National Humanities Medal were honored at a White House ceremony. This year’s awa...
01/14/2021

Yesterday three recipients of the 2020 National Humanities Medal were honored at a White House ceremony.

This year’s awardees include:

1.) Kay C. James, President of the Heritage Foundation
2.) O. James Lighthizer, President Emeritus of the American Battlefield Trust
3.) The National WWII Museum

The National Humanities Medal, which was first awarded in 1997, honors individuals or organizations that have deepened the nation's understanding of the #humanities and broadened engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects.

Learn more about this year’s recipients here: https://bit.ly/3sp3aje

Ratification of the Treaty of Paris by the Continental Congress #OTD in 1784 marked the end of America’s War of Independ...
01/14/2021

Ratification of the Treaty of Paris by the Continental Congress #OTD in 1784 marked the end of America’s War of Independence.


Explore the causes, characters, and consequences of the American Revolution with this #NEHgrant-funded resource. http://bit.ly/382gReh

One week from today the Presidential Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place. Teachers, have your stud...
01/13/2021

One week from today the Presidential Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place.

Teachers, have your students explore the history of presidential inaugurations with this #NEHgrant-funded Back Story Radio podcast, via EDSITEment: http://bit.ly/3rYvWaa.

John Winthrop, founder of the #MA Bay Colony, was born #OTD in 1588. Teachers, EDSITEment has classroom resources for st...
01/12/2021

John Winthrop, founder of the #MA Bay Colony, was born #OTD in 1588.

Teachers, EDSITEment has classroom resources for studying Winthrop’s “Model of Christian Charity” speech and its importance for generations of Americans: http://bit.ly/38p4iv7

Founding Father and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was born #OTD in 1755. Learn about Hamilton and his ris...
01/11/2021
Alexander Hamilton

Founding Father and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was born #OTD in 1755.

Learn about Hamilton and his rise to Revolutionary War hero, key author of the Federalist Papers, and architect of America’s financial system with resources from this #NEHgrant-funded PBS film: http://bit.ly/3ote0T5
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Founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton laid the groundwork for the nation’s modern economy. Read Hamilton’s Federalist Papers advocating the ratification of the Constitution, and learn about politics in the early American republic and Hamilton’s deadly duel wit...

Join the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at this year’s Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Virtual Annual C...
01/07/2021

Join the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at this year’s Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Virtual Annual Convention.

Tune in tonight to hear NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede in a roundtable discussion with MLA’s Executive Director Paula M. Krebs and UC-Berkeley professor and MLA President Judith Butler, and more panelists, as he discusses the importance of the humanities during the #COVID-19 pandemic and how #NEHcares grant awards have helped cultural organizations sustain and maintain operations during the global crisis.

Register and join the conversation today, 1/7 at 5:15 pm EST via: http://bit.ly/3s2IuNG.

Happy New Year! Check out this rebroadcast of the #NEHgrant-funded Back Story Radio #podcast series examining past visio...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year!

Check out this rebroadcast of the #NEHgrant-funded Back Story Radio #podcast series examining past visions of the future of America and what has been accomplished to date. http://bit.ly/3pqamJP

This #NYE, hear #NYC Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia’s 1944 message to NYC citizens, bidding a farewell to a harsh year and...
12/31/2020

This #NYE, hear #NYC Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia’s 1944 message to NYC citizens, bidding a farewell to a harsh year and urging them to persevere through hard work and sacrifice that lay ahead.

Listen to the broadcast via WNYC. http://bit.ly/3mLrYOu

English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley married novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, author of Frankenstein, #OTD in ...
12/30/2020

English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley married novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, author of Frankenstein, #OTD in 1816.

Browse a digitized collection of “England’s first family of writers,” in this #NEHgrant-funded resource. http://bit.ly/3pl58yI

The first round of NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions awards were announced last w...
12/29/2020
NEH and UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Announce Grants to Support Digital Innovation

The first round of NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions awards were announced last week.

Learn how grantees will use these awards to develop new methods of sharing culture and heritage with global audiences. https://bit.ly/3qYDsS9.

Press Release NEH and U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council Announce Grants to Support Digital Innovation Eight NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions grants will advance digital tools and methods used by museums, libraries, and archives to bring the humanities....

Merry Christmas! Enjoy a #Christmas message in an envelope from Hallmark  this 1953 ad from the Evening Star, featured i...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas! Enjoy a #Christmas message in an envelope from Hallmark this 1953 ad from the Evening Star, featured in this #ChronAm page. http://bit.ly/34nYK1I

This Christmas Eve try a new recipe or two or three of #Christmas cookies! The recipes for these #holiday treats were fe...
12/24/2020

This Christmas Eve try a new recipe or two or three of #Christmas cookies!

The recipes for these #holiday treats were featured in a #ChronAm page from the Nome Nugget. http://bit.ly/2KEerKZ

Last week, the first round of #COVID-19 vaccines began to roll out. Today, we go back in time to 1956 when Elvis Presley...
12/23/2020

Last week, the first round of #COVID-19 vaccines began to roll out.

Today, we go back in time to 1956 when Elvis Presley, the king of rock ’n’ roll, received the polio vaccine backstage at The Ed Sullivan Show.

Learn how this NYC Health Department campaign helped to reduce the number of new polio cases, via Humanities Magazine. http://bit.ly/3an5h0k

Today marks the first day of #Winter. DYK that during #WWII many #veterans were deployed as skiers in the U.S. Army, as ...
12/21/2020

Today marks the first day of #Winter.

DYK that during #WWII many #veterans were deployed as skiers in the U.S. Army, as they served in the 10th Mountain Division, the only #military unit ever founded by a #civilian.

Learn more about the unit in this Humanities Magazine article. http://bit.ly/2J6aSgw.

Map the journey of African-American families before and after the #CivilWar, with this online database of genealogical r...
12/18/2020

Map the journey of African-American families before and after the #CivilWar, with this online database of genealogical records from Albemarle County, Va., at Sweet Briar College. https://bit.ly/3gNg45r

The National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council - AHRC, is annou...
12/16/2020

The National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council - AHRC, is announcing the recipients of the first round of NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions grants.

Eight NEH/AHRC grants will advance digital tools and methods used by museums, libraries, and archives to bring the humanities to global audiences.

https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-and-uk-arts-and-humanities-research-council-announce-grants-support-digital-innovation

Announcing new NEH grants: $33 million will support 213 humanities projects across the country. #NEHgrant https://www.ne...
12/16/2020
NEH Announces $33 Million for 213 Humanities Projects Nationwide

Announcing new NEH grants: $33 million will support 213 humanities projects across the country.
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https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-33-million-213-humanities-projects-nationwide

Press Release NEH Announces $33 Million for 213 Humanities Projects Nationwide Grant awards support innovative digital projects for the public, humanities initiatives on college campuses, and infrastructure projects at cultural institutions. TwitterFacebook (December 16, 2020) WASHINGTON, D.C.— Th...

Author Jane Austen, best known for her novel Pride and Prejudice, was born #OTD in 1775. Humanities magazine examines th...
12/16/2020

Author Jane Austen, best known for her novel Pride and Prejudice, was born #OTD in 1775.

Humanities magazine examines the mysterious life of Miss Austen, who published much of her work anonymously: https://bit.ly/3gxyarU

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