January 24, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $40 Million in Grants, Libraries are Among the Recipients

This is a follow-up to a post from last week about funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for start-up projects and institutes.

Today, a list of ALL of 249 projects (in several categories) receiving funding from NEH during this funding cycle.

A number of libraries are listed as well as many digitization projects as you would expect these days.

Here are some highlights (via NEH):

These grants will support a wide array of projects, including collaborative research, the digitization of historic newspapers, professional development for teachers and community college faculty, scholarly editions and translations, the creation of new digital tools, the production and development of radio and television programs, and conservation programs at museums and archives.


Also among the new grants are those that will bring a traveling exhibition on the creation and influence of the King James Bible to forty public libraries, enable the compilation of volumes of letters by Henry David Thoreau, provide for the digitization of historic North Dakota newspapers dating from 1864 to 1922, and support the development of an online database of records from the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank showing the savings accounts of immigrants in 19th-century New York.

NEH funding will also support the production of a documentary on the influence of American rock and roll music on the collapse of the Soviet Union, help preserve archival collections related to Texas history at the University of Texas at Arlington, and allow the Milwaukee Public Museum to create a 3-D holograph exhibit demonstrating the ancient Egyptian process of mummification.

Projects supported through [the NEH and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)] grant program include a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania and the Free University of Berlin to develop a digitized corpus of cuneiform tablets from ancient Mesopotamia inscribed with bilingual myths, incantations, and liturgies in Sumerian and Akkadian, and a collaboration between the Center for Jewish History in New York and the Senckenberg Library at the University of Frankfurt am Main to digitize 1,000 volumes of the Wissenschaft des Judentums, the library of Jewish scholarship that was dispersed and destroyed during World War II.

Read the Complete Highlights Announcement

Read the Complete List of Recipients (49 Pages; PDF)

See Also: “NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California” (via LA Times)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.