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NEH Provides New Support for Humanities Projects
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering $33.8 million in grants for 260 humanities projects in the U.S. “Among these are grants to support research for a cultural, political, and legal history of cancer in America that focuses on the Ames test for carcinogens; create a baccalaureate degree program in Native American studies at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College; and expand the North American Climate History Project, a digital resource of weather and climate records from the colonial and early American Republic period,” the press release notes.
In addition, there are projects for collecting “oral histories on the impact of the pandemic in Spanish-speaking and Indigenous communities in Kansas,” for documenting “Gullah Geechee cultural heritage sites and their histories,” for collecting “oral histories from Apsáalooke (Crow) elders about the coal economy and Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation over the past fifty years,” and more.
For more information, read the press release.
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