The following action alert was issued by the National Humanities Alliance in support of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
We know that the AHA and our counterparts in other disciplines might seem like the proverbial “boy who cried wolf” in our frequent pleas to stave off cuts to humanities funding.
For those who may have missed the 2012 National Medals of Arts and Humanities ceremony, the White House Blog has just posted video of the ceremony on their YouTube channel.
President Barack Obama, on behalf of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will present the 2012 National Humanities Medals to twelve Americans for their “outstanding achievements” in the humanities.
With the recent proliferation of the digital humanities (DH) in and outside the academy, we thought it might be useful to draw attention to the kinds of projects historians are developing. The National Endowment of the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities (NEH-ODH) has been an early and substantial supporter of projects and workshops across the DH community, so it made sense to look at the recent round of NEH-ODH grantees as a way of highlighting recent work by historians.
Walking into the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts always lends an event a kind of grandeur that can’t be borrowed. The long walk down the capacious Hall of Nations empties out into the Grand Foyer where the giant bust of Kennedy presides, and from there the gleaming Carrara marble of the River Terrace reflects expansive views overlooking the Potomac. In truth, the cavernous Edward Durrell Stone building has had its ups and downs in public opinion, but it can still lend a sense of significance to any occasion, and it remains one of the prime locations for any prestigious Washington, DC, event.