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MARCH 14TH IS HUMANITIES ADVOCACY DAY

In recognition of National Humanities Advocay Day, sponsored by the National Humanities Aliance (NHA) on March 14th,  we are featuring some of ARHU's recent work funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). 

Sheri Parks, associate professor of American studies and associate dean for research, interdisciplinary scholarship and programming at ARHU, provides some context by reflecting on the cost of funding arts and humanities programs and if that cost is worth it when belts are being tightened locally and nationally.

From public humanities initiatives that empower area migrant youth through digital storytelling to illuminating the story of emmancipation in the United States by digitizing and transcribing difficult-to-access archival documents, these projects demonstrate the value and diversity of humanities research.

JORGE BRAVO RECEIVES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIP
Professor Bravo will conduct research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

ARHU RECEIVES GRANT TO EMPOWER MIGRANT YOUTH THROUGH DIGITAL STORYTELLING
A National Endowment for the Humanities Grant will fund the “Home Stories” project.

TRANSFORMING THE AFRO-CARIBBEAN WORLD
The University of Maryland’s Center for the History of the New America (CHNA) has partnered with MITH to develop the Transforming the Afro-Caribbean World (TAW) project.

DIGITAL MISHNAH
Digital Mishnah will create a digital edition of the Mishnah, a Jewish legal treatise from roughly 200 CE.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF WOMEN’S STUDIES RECEIVES NEH GRANT
Ashwini Tambe will use the grant to help complete a book project on how the age boundary between girlhood and womanhood has shifted in the last century.

NEH AWARDS $300,000 TO FREEDMAN AND SOUTHERN SOCIETY PROJECT
Society will continue work on "Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation."

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AND MARYLAND HUMANITIES COUNCIL AWARDED NEH GRANT TO ADVANCE DISCOURSE ON RACE
Humanities scholars partner with Baltimore residents to transform mainstream narrative on race in Baltimore City.

PROFESSOR VALERIE ORLANDO GRANTED NEH SUMMER AWARD
Dr. Valerie Orlando, Professor of French and Francophone literatures in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, has won a 2014 NEH Summer Stipend.

MUSICOLOGY PROFESSOR DR. BARBARA HAGGH-HUGLO WINS NEH FELLOWSHIP
Congratulations to Musicology Professor Barbara Haggh-Huglo, who received a Fellowship for University Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her topic, “Of Abbeys and Aldermen: Music in Ghent to 1559.”

COMMON LAW OF REASONING
The aim of this project is to develop a new theory of common law reasoning.