NEH Awards Ohio and Kentucky $1,463,307. Greater Cincinnati – $0

The National Endowment for the Humanities has just awarded $4 Million in grants. Ohio gets $875,807:

Cleveland
Cleveland State University Outright: $49,990
[Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants]
Project Director: Mark Tebeau
Project Title: Mobile Historical
Project Description: Development of Mobile Historical, a software application that enables
users to publish humanities information to mobile devices.
Columbus
Ohio State University, Main Campus Outright: $49,990
[Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants]
Project Director: Christine Morris
Project Title: Meeting the Earthworks Builders: A flash-based video game
Project Description: The development of an educational computer game targeted to grades
4 – 8 about American Indian earthworks, building on the scholarship of John Hancock’s
NEH-funded EarthWorks project.
Ohio State University, Main Campus Outright: $137,252
[Institutes for School Teachers]
Project Director: Scott Levi
Project Title: Central Asia in World History
Project Description: A two-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on the role of
Central Asia as a crossroads of trade and intercultural exchange.
Ohio Historical Society Outright: $149,464
[Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges]
Project Director: Elizabeth Hedler
Project Title: The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories
Project Description: Two one-week Landmarks workshops for fifty community college
faculty members to study the national implications of the War of 1812′s northwestern
frontier.
Ohio Historical Society Outright: $184,111
[Landmarks of American History]
Project Director: Rebecca Trivison
Project Title: The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories
Project Description: Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers to
study the national implications of the War of 1812′s northwestern frontier
Dayton
University of Dayton Outright: $2,500
[Small Grants to Libraries: King James Bible]
Project Director: Katy Kelly
Project Title: Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible
Kent
Kent State University Main Campus Outright: $300,000
[America's Historical & Cultural Organizations Implementation]
Project Director: Laura Davis
Project Title: Making Meaning of May 4th: The Kent State Shootings in American History
Project Description: Implementation of a long-term exhibition about the 1970 shooting of
Kent State University students by National Guardsmen within the context of national
anti-war protest, politics, and youth culture and subsequent litigation about First
Amendment rights.
Sylvania
Lourdes College Outright: $2,500
[Small Grants to Libraries: King James Bible]
Project Director: Sandra Rutkowski
Project Title: Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

Kentucky won $587,500:

Danville
Centre College of Kentucky Outright: $2,500
[Small Grants to Libraries: King James Bible]
Project Director: Stan Campbell
Project Title: Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible
Frankfort
Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Outright: $210,000
[Scholarly Editions]
Project Director: R. Darrell Meadows
Project Title: Papers of the Kentucky Civil War Governors Digital Documentary Edition
Project Description: Preparation for digital publication of an edition of the papers of the
governors of Kentucky during the Civil War. (36 months)
Lexington
University of Kentucky Research Foundation Outright: $175,000
[National Digital Newspaper Program]
Project Director: Mary Molinaro
Project Title: Kentucky Digital Newspaper Project, Phase Four
Project Description: The digitization of up to 100,000 pages of Kentucky newspapers dating
from 1836 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Owensboro
Owensboro Community and Technical College Outright: $0
[Special Initiatives] Matching: $200,000
Project Director: Kaye Brown
Project Title: OCTC Humanities Enhancement Initiative
Project Description: Endowment to support humanities programming, including guest
speakers, incorporating new uses of technology in the humanities, leveraging community
partners, and theme-related activities in the community and at the college.

With all of the wonderful historical centers and museums throughout the area, I really would like to see Greater Cincinnati lay anchor on one of these lists someday.

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