National Endowment for the Humanities Awards the Papers of Andrew Jackson Project $325,000
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $43.1 million in awards for 2018 humanities projects across the country. The Papers of Andrew Jackson project received $325,000 to prepare Volumes 11, 12, and 13 for publication, covering the presidential years 1833 through 1835. This grant is the second highest among the 21 awarded this year within the NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations program.
ORE Accepting Nominations for 2017 NEH Summer Stipends Program
The Office of Research and Engagement is seeking internal nominations for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend program for projects beginning in May 2017. NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Program guidelines can be found on the NEH website.
Two UT Professors Receive Prestigious National Humanities Fellowships
Two professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have received National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.
Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, will study the interaction between U.S. and Mexican efforts to modernize agriculture in the 1930s and 1940s, alongside the cross-pollination of the U.S. New Deal and the Mexican Revolution. The project, which reveals rarely acknowledged similarities between the histories of the U.S. and Mexico, will culminate in a book to be published in 2017 or 2018.
Tina Shepardson, professor of religious studies, will study religious violence and persecution in the Middle East in the fifth through seventh centuries, with a focus on the development of the Syrian Orthodox Church. Her resulting book will shed new light on this historical example of Christian conflict, radicalization and schism, and should help us understand and respond to religious conflicts today.
The NEH awarded each professor $50,400. The agency awarded 80 fellowships this year, and UT faculty received two.
Workshop: NEH Fellowships
This workshop is a discussion of specific strategies for obtaining an NEH fellowship. It will feature an analytical review of several successful proposals. It is open to faculty only. Please contact Alan Rutenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2-3 p.m. in Blount Hall, Room A004.