Nationwide projects will receive portions of $24.7 million in grants from the agency, based in Washington, D.C., California had 27 recipients with prizes totaling $3.36 million.
“These NEH grants will help educators and scholars enrich our understanding of the past and enable cultural institutions across the country to expand their offerings, resources, and public programming, both in-person and online,” said NEH Acting President Adam Wolfson. declaration. “We look forward to the many new ideas and discoveries that these 208 exemplary projects will make possible.”
The San Diego State University Foundation received nearly $300,000 over two grants for the Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions projects.
Other campuses receiving similar grants include UC Riverside and Mount St. Mary’s.
An SDSU associate professor, Ranin Kazemi, also received $60,000 to prepare a book on popular uprisings in Iran.
Other award-winning Southern California campuses:
- Chapman University in Orange County – one of 33 NEH Humanities Initiative grant recipients, to train a minor in Asian-American studies
- USC’s Jessica Marglin and Joseph Boone – Fellowships
- UCLA – for its Preservation Education and Training Project
- USC – for its Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities project
- Liz Przbylski and Maria See of UC Riverside – scholarships for professors.
California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation, UC Irvine, and Claremont University also received grants.
The round of grants includes the second round of prizes awarded under the NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions scheme, an initiative of the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council to advance work in museums, libraries and archives.
– city news service