Three Arkansas groups land NEH funds for projects

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The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $41.3 million for 280 projects nationwide with $713,994 coming to three Arkansas groups.

In Arkansas, the grant award winners were:

Alex Foundation Outright: $189,899
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Project Director: Angela Courtney; Mario Hoof (co-project director)
Project Title: A Sense of Place: Architecture, Culture, and History in the Arkansas Delta
Project Description: Two one-week residential programs for 60 K–12 educators on local architecture and history in the Arkansas Delta.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Outright: $200,000
Scholarly Editions and Translations
Project Director: Joshua Smith
Project Title: Brut y Brenhinedd: Translating the Welsh Reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth
Project Description: Preparation for print publication of three volumes of translations, from middle Welsh to English, of Brut y Brenhinedd (The Chronicle of the Kings), a retelling of British history based on Geoffrey of Monmouth’s twelfth-century Historia regum Britanniae (The History of the Kings of Britain).

Little Rock
Arkansas State Archives Outright: $324,095
[National Digital Newspaper Program] Project Director: Katherine Adkins
Project Title: Arkansas Digital Newspaper Project, Cycle IV
Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 to 110,000 pages of Arkansas newspapers published from 1819 to the mid-1930s, with a focus on the Arkansas Gazette and on the evolving relationship between the economy and the environment.

Grant awards support new NEH American Tapestry projects related to climate change and technology, as well as collaborative and individual humanities research, books, exhibitions, documentaries, and education programs.