The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $14.8 million in grants to support 253 humanities projects in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. An additional $47.5 million was awarded to fund 55 state humanities council partners.
U of M NEH grant recipients:
Josephine Lee, $60,000
Project Title: Blackface and Yellowface: American Theater and Racial Performance
Project Description: Research and writing of a book-length study on the relationship between yellowface and blackface acting and representation in nineteenth-and twentieth-century American theater.
J. B. Shank and Benjamin Wiggins, $95,220
Project Title: Building a Digital Portal for Exploring Bernard and Picart’s Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the World
Project Description: The development of an online, open-access portal bringing together the multiple editions of The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World, an important Enlightenment volume about world religions and customs.
Travis Wilds, $60,000
Project Title: Empire of Exactitude: Life, Literature and the Physical Sciences in Post-Enlightenment Paris
Project Description: Writing leading to the publication of an intellectual history of how the sciences triumphed over the humanities in the Paris academy (1780 to 1815).