WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 14, 2019) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $29 million in awards for 215 humanities projects across the country.

This round of funding, NEH’s third and last for fiscal year 2019, will support vital research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. These peer-reviewed grants were awarded in addition to $48 million in annual operating support provided to the national network of state and territorial humanities councils during fiscal year 2019.

“NEH grants help strengthen and sustain American cultural life, in communities, at museums, libraries, and historic sites, and in classrooms,” said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “As the nation prepares to commemorate its 250th anniversary in 2026, NEH is proud to help lay the foundations for public engagement with America’s past by funding projects that safeguard cultural heritage and advance our understanding of the events, ideas, and people that have shaped our nation.”

Below are the grants awarded to Ohio organizations:

Kent

$179,798

Kent State University was awarded $170,000 for Making Meaning of May 4th: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in U.S.History, two one-week workshops for 72 K-12 educators on the 1970 Kent State Shootings.

Wilmington

Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College was awarded $9,798 for the PRC BRMA Environmental Monitoring and Collections Storage Improvements project. The grant supports the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and storage furniture to support the preservation of 81.5 linear feet (40,000 documents) chronicling the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and the international nuclear disarmament movement from the 1950s through the 1970s. The collection contains atomic bombing survivor testimonials, correspondence among Japanese and American nuclear disarmament activists, newsletters, photographs, slides, audiovisual materials, and scientific reports authored by the United States Atomic Bombing Casualty Commission.

 

National Endowment for the HumanitiesCreated in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.  

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