POSTS FROM ‘Member Announcements’

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $21.7 million in grants for more than 200 humanities projects and programs this summer. “NEH grants matter in the many communities we serve around the country –in preserving cultural heritage, supporting local cultural organizations, and helping teachers teach and students learn,” said Chairman […]

  • The American Alliance of Museums announced this week the accreditation of fifteen museums across the nation,  six being newly accredited and nine achieving re-accreditation. The list included five AASLH member institutions: Museum of Danish America (Elk Horn, IA) Members since 2000 Nichols House Museum (Boston, MA) Members since 2005 Old Salem Museums & Gardens (Winston-Salem, NC) […]

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $16.3 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs this summer. “The humanities help us study our past, understand our present, and prepare for our future,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. “The National Endowment for the Humanities is proud to support […]

  • One of the year’s best books is a beautifully written story about books – specifically, a lost collection of priceless tomes with inscriptions and margin notes by many of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. Now the library made famous in John J. Kaag’s American Philosophy: A Love Story is on track to be […]

  • Have you heard of the NEA Big Read? The National Endowment for the Arts recently released the application guidelines for 2017-2018 NEA Big Read grants. The initiative is introducing 13 new titles, including Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a story about a of a young platoon on a battlefield of the Vietnam War. Retuning […]

  • “History, Memory, and Disability Rights: Creating Inclusive Public Humanities Programs,” a one-day public humanities conference and workshops that features current research on the complex and complicated historical narrative that is the disability rights movement in the mid-Atlantic region, will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rutgers University-Camden. […]

  • Students Opposing Slavery (SOS), a youth education program of President Lincoln’s Cottage, was awarded the Presidential Award of Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons on Monday, October 24th, 2016 at the meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the White House (see video coverage of the […]

  • The Center for Home Movies is undertaking, thanks to support from the Library of Congress and CLIR, a survey of home movies and amateur films in archival collections in the United States. The goal is to create as comprehensive a directory as possible of amateur film holdings in American archives, libraries and museums. Over the next year we will be […]

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $79 million in grants for 290 humanities projects and programs this summer. “NEH grants help bring humanities experiences to Americans across the country,” said Chairman William D. Adams. “Our funding supports museums, libraries and cultural institutions, and the local state councils that create and […]

  • Here’s an opportunity for historians, archivists, and museum professionals to receive grant-sponsored training in scientific imaging technologies: Who is CHI? Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) is a nonprofit organization in San Francisco that fosters scientific imaging practices to save history. CHI recently won a two-year training grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. NEH Training […]