National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Grants

22c73-neh2blogo

The National Endowment of the Humanities has announced its recent round of grant winners.  Here are the ones that caught my eye, including a $64,593 grant for a program on women in the military directed by my Messiah College History Department colleague Sarah Myers!

Jonathan Den Hartog Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
Samford University
Project Title: John Jay’s Statesmanship: Diplomacy, the Law, and Education
Project Description: Writing three chapters of a political and intellectual biography of
John Jay (1745–1829), secretary of state and first chief justice of the United States.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Outright: $50,000
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Director: Briann Greenfield
Project Title: Planning to Digitize the Collections
Project Description: A planning and pilot project to establish priorities for digitizing the
Stowe Center’s archival holdings and artifact collections related to Harriet Beecher
Stowe, her family, and the Nook Farm neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut. The
project would seek advice from focus groups of scholars, teachers, and students; digitize
and create metadata for 100 objects; develop and test workflows; and collaborate with
state-wide digital platforms to ensure the collections reach a wide audience.

Kacy Tillman Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
University of Tampa
Project Title: The Liberty of Loyalty during the American Revolution: Black Loyalism in
the Book of Negroes
Project Description: Research and writing of an article on “The Book of Negroes,” a
Revolutionary War manuscript that documents black loyalists to the British cause, held
at the British National Archives as part of the British Headquarters Papers, 1774–1783.

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. Outright: $50,000
[Short Documentaries]
Project Director: Sonny Seals
Project Title: Historic Rural Churches of Georgia’s Saving Grace Documentary Series
Project Description: Production of short films about rural churches of the South.

Helen Kim Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
Emory University
Project Title: Transpacific Piety and Politics: Cold War South Korea and the Rise of
American Evangelicalism
Project Description: Research for a book on evangelical Christianity and politics in South
Korea and the United States after the Korean War.

Concord Museum Outright: $400,000
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Director: Thomas J. Putnam
Project Title: Concord: At the Center of Revolution
Project Description: Implementation of a new permanent, 6,000-square-foot exhibition,
education materials, and public programs exploring the history of Concord in the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Amanda Kleintop Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Project Title: The Balance of Freedom: Abolishing Property Rights in Slaves During and
After the Civil War
Project Description: Research and writing one chapter of a book interrogating the
significance of policies governing property rights in slaves before and after
Emancipation.

Hannah Muller Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
Brandeis University
Project Title: The Aliens Acts, the 1790s, and the Changing Contours of Citizenship
Project Description: Research for a book on British, Canadian, Caribbean, and American
immigration legislation during the 1790s in response to the French Revolution.

Kimberlee Moran Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
Rutgers University, Camden
Project Title: The Arch Street Project: Visualizing the Historical, Archaeological, and
Bioanthropological Evidence from the First Baptist Church
Project Description: Development of a digital map to present the results of salvage
excavations of a historic cemetery in Old City, Philadelphia.

Kevin Kenny Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
New York University
Project Title: Slavery and Immigration, an American History (1789–1889)
Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on the interrelationship of
immigration standards and slavery in federal policy, constitutional reform, and political
action after the Civil War.

Douglas Egerton Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
Le Moyne College
Project Title: The Ally: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston Brahmin, Radical
Minister, Labor Agitator, Vigilance Committee Activist
Project Description: Research for a biography of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–
1911), artist and public intellectual of the nineteenth century.

Leigh Fought Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]
Le Moyne College
Project Title: A Biography of Sally Hemings (1773–1835)
Project Description: Onsite research at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello for a short
biography of Sally Hemings

Messiah College Outright: $64,593
[Dialogues on the Experience of War]
Project Director: Sarah Myers
Project Title: Women’s Experiences in the U.S. Military
Project Description: A two-day workshop to prepare facilitators to lead discussion
programs for veterans in five host communities in the United States.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Outright: $124,266
[Humanities Collections and Reference Resources]
Project Director: Cary Hutto
Project Title: Improving Access to Women’s History Collections at the Historical Society
of Pennsylvania
Project Description: The arrangement and description of four manuscript collections,
totaling 149 linear feet, that document women’s history in the greater Philadelphia region from the 1860s to the present. Portions of each collection would also receive
conservation treatment and be rehoused for long-term preservation.

Museum of the American Revolution Outright: $100,000
[Exhibitions: Implementation]
Project Director: Philip Mead
Project Title: When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776–1807
Project Description: Implementation of a temporary exhibition, educational materials, a
website, and related public programs exploring women’s citizenship and voting rights in
the early Republic.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. Outright: $75,000
[Historic Places: Planning]
Project Director: Linnea Grim
Project Title: New Interpretative Plan for Monticello
Project Description: Planning a new exhibition and three new tours exploring the lasting
impact of the Declaration of Independence and its founding principles of freedom and
equality.

All the winners are listed here.