Dr. Liza Weinstein at Northeastern University is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a project entitled “Engaging Geography in the Humanities.” The funds will support a three-week institute for 25 college and university faculty on geography and the humanities. Weinstein is currently the Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern.
Humanities scholars, particularly those interested in applying for a National Endowment for the Humanities grant are welcome to sign up for a rare regional NEH grant-writing workshop that will be held on September 9, 2019 at Dartmouth. This workshop will be led by NEH Senior Program Officer, Stefanie Walker. For those unable to attend the workshop in person, remote access and consultation will be available. Fore more information and to register, visit the workshop’s webpage.
Both the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will reopen on Monday. While FY 2019 funding has yet to be resolved for the agencies and the partial government shutdown continues both agencies have identified administrative funds remaining for FY 2018 that will allow them to operate, and pay employees, for approximately four weeks. In a brief statement, the NEH announced that the agency “will prioritize the grant review process in order to minimize any interruption in the awarding of federal funding. Reopening now coincides with the critical workload in mid-January through February that is necessary to award the spring grants.”