Congressman Nadler Announces More Than $1.1 million in NEH Funding for 9 New York Organizations and Individuals

Mar 30, 2017 Issues: Education and Children, New York and Our Neighborhoods

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) announced more than $1.1 million in federal funding, provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), for 9 New York institutions and individuals, including New York University, the CUNY Research Foundation, and the New York Historical Society. This funding will support a range of projects in New York which make important contributions to our history and culture and include publications, exhibitions, and productions that make the humanities more accessible to the public.

“I am very proud of these brilliant individuals and organizations. They have helped New York City become a world renowned center for arts and culture,” said Congressman Nadler. “However, the NEH faces a serious threat to its funding in President Trump’s latest budget. The president has proposed completely eliminating all funding for the NEH, jeopardizing thousands of programs that have enriched and shaped millions of American lives. We cannot allow this to happen. Not only will defunding these vital programs have an enormous impact on our society, but will irrevocably harm the ability of future generations to understand current American culture. As a country, it is imperative we continue to provide robust funding to the artists, museums, and cultural organizations that preserve and protect our cultural heritage while expanding the boundaries of human knowledge ever further.”

The National Endowment for the Humanities, created by Congress in 1965, supports “scholarly and cultural activity in order to achieve a better understanding of the past, a better analysis of the present, and a better view of the future.” The NEH funds research and education in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by awarding highly competitive grants to institutions, organizations and individuals across the United States.

Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.

The complete list of NEH grantees appears below:

Aquila Theatre Company Inc.
Community Conversations
Outright Amount: $200,000
Project Title: The Warrior Chorus: Our Trojan War

New School
Community Conversations
Outright Amount: $310,000
Project Title: Facilitating Community Conversations on Crime and Punishment

Aquila Theatre Company Inc.
Dialogues on the Experience of War
Outright Amount: $99,812
Project Title: Our Trojan War: Ancient and Modern Expressions

New-York Historical Society
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
Outright Amount: $141,000
Project Title: Long-Term Research Fellowships at New-York Historical Society

Ithaka Harbors, Inc.
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Outright Amount: $50,000
Project Title: Arabic-Language Digitization Planning

New York City Department of Records & Information Services
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Outright Amount: $107,215
Project Title: New York City Health Commissioner Records, 1929-1991, Processing Project

New-York Historical Society
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Outright Amount: $215,000
Project Title: Access to the Rare Book Collection at the New-York Historical Society: Phase One

CUNY Research Foundation, John Jay College
Summer Stipends
Outright Amount: $6,000
Project Title: The Contentious Evolution of Hispanic Identity during the Chicano Movement in New Mexico, 1962-1974

New York University
Summer Stipends
Outright Amount: $6,000
Project Title: Early Digital Humanities: German Idealism and the Development of Cybernetics in the mid 20th Century

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