Lewis and Clark began their expedition #OTD in 1804. Read their expedition journals online using this NEH-funded resource from The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. Link in bio.
An #NEHgrant to the @JMMontpelier digital collections project will bring the archaeology of James Madison’s Montpelier to the public. Link in bio.
Jazz singer #EllaFitzgerald was born #OTD. Explore NEH-funded EDSITEment resources on Fitzgerald and jazz by clicking the link in our bio. #JAM
Who should deliver the next Jefferson Lecture? Send in a nomination today. Link in bio.
NEH Announces $28.6 Million for 233 Humanities Projects Nationwide. Link in Bio.
NEH Chairman Peede is traveling to Philadelphia! Follow along here and on Twitter.
Even in her eighties and nineties, writer Eudora Welty never lost her youthful zest for life and art. Read more with Humanities Magazine.#WomensHistoryMonth Link in bio.
Are you passionate about the humanities and public service? NEH could be the right place for you! We’re looking for interns for the Summer 2019 season. Application link in bio.
“The humanities are not a luxury; are not frivolous; are not divisive. Rather, the humanities are what bing us together in our common journey.” NEH Chairman Peede spoke about NEH’s partnership with @humfed and the state humanities councils.
FDR was inaugurated #OTD in 1933. Explore the history of the Roosevelts with this NEH-funded project. #NEHgrant
Learn about Henry Box Brown's remarkable escape from slavery with @humanitiesmag. Link in bio #BlackHistoryMonth
Calling all teachers! Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with lesson plans and classroom resources from NEH-funded EDSITEment. Link in bio.
James Baldwin's essay "Many Thousands Gone," was first published 60 years ago. To commemorate this anniversary, @humanitiesny has developed a special reading and discussion program for adults based on Baldwin's writings. Link in bio. #BlackHistoryMonth
. @thenewschool and Laura Auricchio received an #NEHgrant to develop a digital search tool connecting databases of museum art objects.
Special collections materials at the @mobotgarden will be protected thanks to an #NEHgrant. Collection highlights include 960 botanical volumes by and about Linnaeus, a 1st edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, & a 1st octavo edition of Audubon’s Birds of America.
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NEH Announces $14.8 Million for 253 Humanities Projects Nationwide. Click the link in our bio to see the full announcement.
Be part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between NEH and the @librarycongress to create a digital resource of newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all the states and U.S. territories. Applications due Jan 15. Link in bio.
TEACHERS: Looking to teach your students about holiday traditions? Check out this EDSITEment feature on Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Link in bio.
Ever wanted to learn more about the man behind poems like “The Wasteland?” Read about T. S. Eliot in Humanities magazine. Link in bio.
“A Streetcar Named Desire” premiered on Broadway #OTD. Read this Humanities magazine piece about the unstoppable Tennessee Williams. Link in bio.
Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott! The story of the woman behind “Little Women.” Learn more about an NEH-funded project on Alcott. Link in bio.
Happy 70th birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Listen to this @Studio360Show podcast on his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Link in bio. #NEHgrant
Did you #OptOutside & go to a National Park today? Learn the history & watch @KenBurns “The National Parks”! Link in Bio
On #Thanksgiving, our thoughts turn to family and food. The endlessly re-imagined recipes for stuffing and sweet treats provide food historians ample fodder for thinking about cross-cultural exchange in American society. Link in bio. #ChroniclingAmerica
How well do you know the history of the National Mall? Learn from NEH grantee @MallHistories. #NEHgrant Link in bio.
Where will your curiosity take you next summer? 2019 Summer Seminars and Institutes and Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops are accepting applications! Link in bio.
Today is #ElectionDay! Learn how #humanities education supports civic participation with Humanities Magazine. Link in bio.
#DYK we funded @metmuseum's tour of King Tut in the ‘70s? His tomb was discovered 94 years ago this week. #NEHgrant link in bio.
Yesterday we kicked off #NAHeritageMonth by celebrating an #NEHgrant that is keeping the Tlingit language & culture alive. Link in bio.
This #Halloween, read Humanities magazine to learn about the man who wrote classic dark tales, Edgar Allan Poe. Link in bio.
Who can say what spirits remain in the rooms of the past? Three institutions, all involved in historical rumors of being haunted, received Preservation Assistance Grants from NEH back in 2012. Link in bio. #NEHgrant http://ow.ly/1OYR30miBFb
Haven't seen the documentary #FreedomSummer? You can watch it in its entirety online at NEH-funded Created Equal. Link in bio.
The 2018 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities with Dr. Rita Charon. Thank you to all who attended.
Henry David Thoreau left Walden #OTD in 1847. Read about the NEH-funded video game, Walden. Link in bio. #NEHgrant
Dr. Rita Charon has been named the 2018 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities. The event will take place on Monday, October 15, at the @warnertheatre in Washington, D.C. Full story in bio. #JeffLec18
With an #NEHgrant, @WrightTaliesin is preserving collections housed at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and in Scottsdale, Arizona—modern historic homes designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
#LaborDay is a good time to remember E. B. White, whose elegant good-bye to the summer season still draws in readers. Link in bio.
#LaborDay is less than a week away! In preparation, check out NEH-funded #MineWars. Link in bio.
It's #NationalRadioDay. Listen to NEH-funded Hidden Kitchens by @kitchensisters on food rituals around the world. Link in bio.
How do you define Colorado? With his #NEHgrant, William Wei of Colorado Humanities, alongside @coloradostateuniversity & the University Press of Colorado, is creating the Colorado Encyclopedia, an online database of essays and primary sources written about the 38th state. #NEHinYourState
The #NorthernMarianas Humanities Council held the “Cultures in War” conference, with help from an #NEHgrant. The conference examined the Pacific War and its aftermath on cultures and peoples. #NEHinYourState
Spent the day on Capitol Hill discussing the importance of the humanities with Members of Congress, including @repkencalvert, @rep.leonard.lance, and Senator Jack Reed.
During his #SouthDakota trip NEH Chairman Peede continues to meet with many cultural leaders, including #NEH Humanities Medalist Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Oglala Lakota College President Thomas Shortbull, and Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels.