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NEH creates new “public scholar” grant program supporting popular scholarly books in the humanities

WASHINGTON — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant opportunity that encourages the publication of nonfiction books that apply serious humanities scholarship to subjects of general interest and appeal. The new NEH Public Scholar awards support well-researched books in the humanities conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books […]

2015 SUPER Teacher institutes scheduled

SUPER Teacher programs are shaping up for 2015, and teachers across Alabama are encouraged to get involved in these free institutes that enhance the classroom experience for teachers and students alike. The schedule is: The Trojan War in Western Literature and Culture, June 8-11, 2015 4-day residential Troy University, Troy
Lead Scholars: Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr., […]

Museum on Main Street heading to Alabama

Red Bay, Ashland, Andalusia, Fairhope, Northport and Wetumpka. No, they aren’t stops along the old Silver Comet’s train route, but they are destination points for an historic traveling exhibit from Washington, D.C. All six Alabama towns and cities have been chosen for The Way We Worked exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution in 2013-14 as part […]

Scrapbook showcases milestones celebrated

A reception Jan. 31 at the law offices of Balch and Bingham in Birmingham honored the 2013 officers and board of the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The first board meeting of the year followed the next morning at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Chairman is John Rochester of Ashland, retired presiding Circuit Judge, Alabama’s 40 Circuit. […]

NEH plays prominent role in inauguration

We are proud to share with you the prominent role the National Endowment for the Humanities played in this past weekend’s Inauguration festivities. On Saturday January 19th, the NEH-funded radio program BackStory with the American History Guys held a live, public discussion of Inauguration History at the National Museum of American History. This event was […]