Humanities in the News

Hometown Teams Exhibit Arrives at Wake Forest Museum

The Wake Forest Historical Museum proudly presents Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a fascinating traveling exhibition brought to us by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution.

After two years of preparation and planning, the exhibition launched with an April 16th Preview Party. Sponsors and invited guests gathered to celebrate before going inside for the first official glimpse of the 800 square foot exhibition.

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New “Common Heritage” Grant Program

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2015) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant program, called “Common Heritage,” that will bring to light historical records and artifacts currently hidden in family attics and basements across the country and make them digitally available to the wider public and for posterity.

Let’s Talk About It Discussion Program Adds to Books’ Allure

Let’s Talk About It is the title of a book discussion series underway as a joint venture of the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library and the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society. It’s aptly named, according to folks who have participated.

From the Roots Up: The Impact of American Roots Music

The Earl Scruggs Center and the North Carolina Humanities Council present an evening with Dom Flemons for a special exhibit titled, “We Are the Music Makers”

Anna Deavere Smith to deliver 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

Anna Deavere Smith, an actress, playwright, professor, and 2012 National Humanities Medal winner, will deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH), the lecture is among the highest honors the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, also exemplifies the values in the agency’s founding 1965 legislation, which noted that the “humanities belong to all the people of the United States.”

NEH teams with Warrior-Scholar Project to Expand Academic “Boot Camp” for Veterans Attending College

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman William “Bro” Adams and Yale President Peter Salovey announced Tuesday that a new partnership between NEH and the Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) will expand the reach of programs that help veterans transition from serving in the military to four-year undergraduate programs.

Obama Administration Requests $147.9 Million for National Endowment for the Humanities in 2016

The Obama Administration today released a budget request of $147,942,000 for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for fiscal year 2016.  NEH, the independent federal agency that will celebrate its 50thanniversary this year, awards grants supporting research, education, and public programs in history, philosophy, literature and other areas of the humanities.

NEH Chairman Adams Announces Common Good Initiative

William D. “Bro” Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), today marked the official launch of a new NEH initiative focused on the humanities in public life with an address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

NEH grant to ALA to support public programs on Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

A partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) will bring a film screening and discussion program on the history of Latinos in America to two hundred libraries and cultural institutions across the country.

NEH announces $17.9 million in awards and offers for 233 humanities projects

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today $17.9 million in grants for 233 humanities projects. These include research for a book on a Hollywood-based Jewish spy ring that infiltrated and sabotaged Nazi and fascist groups in the U.S. in the 1930s and 40s, and the conservation of artifacts pertaining to the history of the Ancestral Pueblo people, homesteaders, and the Manhattan Project held by the Los Alamos Historical Society.