November 18 2017

AAR Members Awarded NEH Grants

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Congratulations to the following AAR members whose projects have been awarded grants funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. We are proud to have their work reach scholars as well as university and K-12 students.

The AAR is a member of the National Humanities Alliance, a humanites advocacy organization and a coalition of scholarly societies, archives and preservation centers, and universities and colleges advancing humanities research, education, and public programs. The NHA has made it easy for individuals to take the first step in helping to maintain and grow the visibility and importance of the humanities in the public sphere.

NEH Grant Recipients

Richard Davis, Bard College, for his project, "The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers," is organizing a three-week seminar for sixteen college and university faculty on the Bhagavad Gita in its historical context, as well as what it has meant to modern readers, to be held at Yale University.

Henry Goldschmidt, for the Interfaith Center of New York, will use the grant award to fund a three-week institute for twenty-five schoolteachers on religious diversity in New York City neighborhoods under the title "Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity."

Stephen Prothero, Boston University, is writing of a biography of Eugene Exman (1900–1975), a book editor influential in the field of American religion for his project titled, "The Work of Eugene Exman (1900–1975): How an Editor and His Authors Made America More Spiritual and Less Religious."

The NEH granted over $300,000 total for these three projects, and has dozens of grant programs that awarded $39.3 million in this round of funding alone (the third and final this fiscal year).