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NEH grants awarded in December 2017

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The National Endowment for the Humanities today announced 253 new grants, totalling $12.8 million.


Of possible interest to Ballet Alerters:

Washington, DC: Howard University Outright: $99,948 [Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs] Project Director: Ofosuwa Abiola Project Title: The Africana Theatre and Dance Collection as a Teaching Resource Project Description: Student training in archival methods, cataloguing, and digitization, leading to the establishment of an Africana Theatre and Dance Collection in Howard University's Founders Library.

Illinois: Links Hall, Inc. Outright: $12,000 [Common Heritage] Project Director: Meida McNeal Project Title: From Warehouse To Web: Digitizing House Music Ephemera and Material Culture Project Description: A digitization day and a public symposium focused on the history and material culture of African American house music, dance, and culture in Chicago from the late 1970s to the end of the twentieth century.

Missouri: Angela Miller Outright: $50,400 [Fellowships] Washington University in St. Louis Project Title: The Arti–tic and Literary Circle of American Essayist and Art Patron Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996) Project Description: Preparation of a book-length study of the New York artists and authors associated with critic and cultural figure Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996) who resisted Abstract Expressionism during the mid-20th century.

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