Congressman Nadler Announces More than $2.4 Million in NEH Funding to 13 New York-based Organizations and Individuals

Mar 23, 2016 Issues: Education and Children, New York and Our Neighborhoods

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), who represents parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, announced more than $2.4 million in federal funding going to 13 New York institutions and individuals, including New York University, the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Public Library, and the New York Historical Society. The funding, which is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will support a range of projects in New York, including efforts to preserve culturally important artifacts and initiatives to make history more easily accessible to the public.  

“Everyone knows New York City as a world renowned center for arts and culture, which is why it is no surprise that so many wonderful institutions in our City have been selected by the NEH to receive this new funding,” said Congressman Nadler. “As a country, it is vital we continue to provide robust funding to the institutions, organizations, and individuals that strive to expand the boundaries of human knowledge, and preserve our history for future generations. More than $2.4 million in NEH funding shows the depth and value of the contribution made right here in New York City, and I am proud to represent such a diverse district which continues to make important contributions to our history and culture.”  

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and education in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by awarding competitive grants to related programs and institutions 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.
Dialogues on the Experience of War
Outright Amount: $98,512
Project Title: Between Athens and Afghanistan: Ancient and Modern Expressions of War

New York Public Library
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Outright Amount: $35,000
Project Title: NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, Billy Rose Theater Division - 3D Visualization of Theatrical Lighting Designs

New School
Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants
Outright Amount: $19,980
Project Title: NEH Enduring Questions Course on Incarceration

American Museum of Natural History
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Outright Amount: $260,000
Project Title: Charles Darwin’s Library and Charles Darwin’s Evolution Papers: Complementary Digital Collections

New York University
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Outright Amount: $260,000
Project Title: Digitizing The City Record 1873 to 1998: Making Transparent New York City Government Infrastructure and Political Economy

New York University
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Outright Amount: $230,000
Project Title: Unbound Movements: Documenting U.S. Social Reform in the Twentieth Century

New-York Historical Society
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Outright Amount: $260,000
Project Title: Access to the New-York Historical Society's American Historical Manuscript Collection, Phase Two

CUNY Research Foundation, Manhattan Community College
Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges
Outright Amount: $99,998
Project Title: Building Asian American Studies across the Community College Classroom

WNET
Media Projects Production
Outright Amount: $400,000
Project Title: Bob Hope: America's Entertainer

WNET
Media Projects Production
Outright Amount: $400,000
Project Title: Shakespeare Uncovered: Series Three

New-York Historical Society
Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation
Outright Amount: $400,000
Project Title: The Vietnam War Traveling Exhibition and Educational Initiative

Barnard College
Summer Stipends
Outright Amount: $6,000
Project Title: "Othello Was My Grandfather": Shakespeare and Race in the African Diaspora

New School
Summer Stipends
Outright Amount: $6,000
Project Title: An Ethnography of Suburban Re-Design

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