NEH Announces Dialogues on the Experience of War

NEH ANNOUNCES DIALOGUES ON THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR

As a part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War, the National Endowment for the Humanities offers a new grant opportunity, Dialogues on the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Humanities sources can be drawn from history, philosophy, literature, and film—and they may and should be supplemented by testimonials from those who have served. The discussions are intended to promote serious exploration of important questions about the nature of duty, heroism, suffering, loyalty, and patriotism.

Potential Resources for Dialogues on the Experience of War Projects

War, military service, patriotism, pacifism, and civic duty are themes that have permeated the great works of history, literature, philosophy, and art that will form the basis of Dialogues on the Experience of War discussion programs. From the Standard of Ur to the Book of Deuteronomy, to Herodotus, Thucydides, Sun Tzu, the Mahabharata, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, the subject of war—its causes and effects, and the experience of soldiers, sailors, civilians, and families—has animated the works of poets, philosophers, historians, artists, and theologians of the ancient and medieval world.

Grants up to $100,000 will support the recruitment and training of discussion leaders and following the training program, the convening of at least two discussion programs.

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2015 for Projects Beginning May 2016

Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at dew@neh.gov and 202-606-8471. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.

To learn more about Dialogue and the Experience of War, visit

http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/dialogues-the-experience-war