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MN-263963-19

Squire Family Foundation (East Northport, NY 11731-0540)
Gaurav Vazirani (Project Director: June 2018 to present)

Wireless Philosophy

Production of one hundred short animated videos dealing with a variety of topics in philosophy.

Wireless Philosophy has developed a novel form of engagement with the public by creating short, entertaining educational videos on philosophical issues ranging from logic and critical thinking to ethics and philosophy of religion. Our videos feature professional philosophers at 40+ international academic institutions, are widely distributed through YouTube and Khan Academy, and are heavily discussed on a variety of social media platforms. Our aim is to provide a broad, general audience of learners with free access to introductory-level discussions of philosophical issues, presented in a digestible and accessible format, but nonetheless informed by experts and scholarship. This application requests funds to produce and distribute new interactive digital modules (interactive learning pathways containing not only videos, but also supplementary educational materials) aimed at bringing philosophy to life for the public.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021


MN-263956-19

Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA 94111-1454)
Robert Rothfarb (Project Director: June 2018 to present)

San Francisco's Buried History

Production of a mobile-optimized website, a walking tour, and a museum exhibition exploring the history of underground and submerged sites in downtown San Francisco and the Bay.

The Exploratorium seeks support for the production and distribution of San Francisco's Buried History, a project that uses digital technology to engage the public in a physical and virtual exploration of the urban history of Downtown San Francisco. Specifically, Buried History uses a mobile-optimized web site, a walking tour, and accompanying museum exhibit to explore seventeen underground sites that provide fascinating clues as to how the landscape was used and altered over time, as well as to how past inhabitants of the area lived, worked and died. The project will prompt the public to become curious about the rich historical and cultural information right beneath their feet, and the story that information tells of how and why human activity transformed the landscape of San Francisco. In doing so, Buried History will engage users in adopting a more nuanced sense of place—encouraging its audience to learn from historical insights while developing perspectives on contemporary issues.

Project fields:
Geography; U.S. History; Urban History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$198,305 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 6/30/2020


MN-234049-16

Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711)
Paul Pearson (Project Director: June 2015 to present)

Waterfront Exhibition: Water Log and Visitor Vistas

Production of two large-scale immersive, digital experiences to complement an exhibition exploring the history of Brooklyn’s waterfront.

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) seeks a production grant in the amount of $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Projects for the Public program for Water Log and Visitor Vistas—two critical digital components of Waterfront, a long-term transmedia exhibition, and visitor experience that will bring the dynamic story of Brooklyn’s changing waterfront to visitors, both on-site and through the Internet. Waterfront immerses visitors in the engaging and deeply relevant history of Brooklyn’s waterfront and casts them as influential players in shaping its future. Crucial to this goal, the two proposed digital features have been developed to serve the needs of both local residents and national and international visitors—groups with different backgrounds, interests, knowledge bases, languages, and motivations for visiting.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Public History; Urban History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 1/31/2018


MN-253341-17

Window to the World Communications, Inc. (Chicago, IL 60625-4698)
Tony Macaluso (Project Director: June 2016 to present)

Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Production of an interpretive website organizing the Studs Terkel archive along with accompanying public programming and curriculum materials.

The Studs Terkel Radio Archive will utilize extensive humanities scholarship to enable and encourage widespread digital access of the 5,600 interviews and radio programs Studs Terkel recorded between 1952 and 1997 on WFMT. Known for his omnivorous interests in the humanities, sciences, and social movements, his work serves as a remarkable audio history of the 20th century. The collection features conversations with luminaries such as Martin Luther King, Simone de Beauvoir, Bob Dylan, James Baldwin, Margaret Mead, Toni Morrison, Carl Sagan, Louis Armstrong and Cesar Chavez. Terkel also hosted conversations with thousands of average working people commenting on their own experiences living through significant social movements and cultural changes. Support from the NEH would allow us to make this archive accessible, search-able, and engaging, and to build public programs that promote its use to a wide audience.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Labor History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2020


MN-258857-18

iCivics, Inc. (Cambridge, MA 02141-1057)
Kelly Leahy Whitney (Project Director: June 2017 to present)

Ratifying the Constitution: A Digital Game Opportunity

Production of an online game that allows players to explore the history of the ratification of the United States Constitution.

iCivics, in collaboration with Filament Games and select scholars in the humanities, proposes to develop its 20th online educational video-game: "Ratification: The Great Debate.” The game will offer middle and high school students a new immersive experience on a pivotal topic: the ratification of the United States Constitution. Our goal is to impart students with core knowledge surrounding this eventful period, to develop their argumentative writing, and to give our thousands of teacher-users a unique resource to engage their students in our nation’s history.

Project fields:
American Government; Law and Jurisprudence; U.S. History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 8/31/2019


MN-233949-15

Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America (New York, NY 10036-2109)
Glen Harris Hoptman (Project Director: June 2015 to present)

Tides of Revolution: The Hermione Game

Tides of Revolution: The Hermione Game is a web-based exploration of the background of the events leading to the climax of the American Revolution, the surrender of the British army under Cornwallis at Yorktown. The game is designed to help players develop a contextual understanding of these historic events, including the political climate in late 18th century Europe and America. Players will also acquire knowledge of 18th century sciences, technologies, engineering, humanities, arts, and mathematics. The central action of the game will follow Marquis de Lafayette, a Major General in the Continental Army and confidant of George Washington, as he secures support for the American cause from King Louis XVI of France and witnesses the building of L'Hermione which transports him back from France to Boston.
Tides of Revolution: The Hermione Game will combine badge or insignia-based accomplishment, and a Digital Object Library (DOL), and include an e-portfolio in support of formative assessments. As a Web-based learning resource the game, with all of its content assets for game play and reference, will be accessible anytime/anywhere.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2015 – 9/30/2015


MN-253265-17

Historic Hudson Valley (Pocantico Hills, NY 10591-5591)
Ross W. Higgins (Project Director: June 2016 to present)

People as Property: Stories of Northern Colonial Enslavement

Production of a website exploring slavery in the colonial North with a focus on the individual stories of enslaved people at Philipsburg Manor, an eighteenth-century historic plantation site.

Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) requests NEH support for the production of a website titled People as Property: Stories of Northern Colonial Enslavement. The site will shed light on the often overlooked history of slavery in the colonial North with a special focus on individual stories as a means to personalize the past. This project is an outgrowth of the NEH-funded reinterpretation of Philipsburg Manor, HHV’s National Historic Landmark in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Probate inventories, runaway slave ads, legal and court documents, slave narratives, and other primary sources related to northern slaveholdings serve as entry points for exploring the human dimensions of slavery. Philipsburg Manor stands as the primary case study augmented by content from several noteworthy historic sites, libraries, academic institutions, and historical societies in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Project fields:
African American History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2018


MN-253263-17

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Matthew S. Gibson (Project Director: June 2016 to June 2017)
Peter M. Hedlund (Project Director: June 2017 to present)

Slavery and the African American Experience in Virginia, 1619-1861: A Project of Encyclopedia Virginia

Production of new digital content and related K-12 classroom materials on the history of African American enslavement for Encyclopedia Virginia.

With this application VFH requests production-level support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to extend Encyclopedia Virginia by building and disseminating content and location-specific, digitally interactive material to facilitate the public’s investigation of slavery in Virginia. If funded, EV will (1) produce for the public about 200 biographical and topical entries written by scholars about slavery in Virginia; (2) contextualize this content with a comparable number of primary sources, audio and visual media, two- and three-dimensional imagery from the collections and archives of statewide partner museums and libraries, and immersive virtual reality tours of relevant historical sites; (3) disseminate this content through a variety of platforms, including the EV website, the EV mobile app, and immersive, virtual reality panoramas of related historical sites; and (4) market and promote this resource and these access points through various public forums and venues.

Project fields:
African American History; History, General; U.S. History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$366,373 (approved)
$366,373 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2019


MN-263821-19

Trustees of Indiana University (Indianapolis, IN 46202-2915)
Jennifer E. Guiliano (Project Director: June 2018 to present)

Discover Indiana II

Expansion of the existing Discover Indiana website and mobile application highlighting local history tours and stories across seventeen counties in a statewide initiative.

Discover Indiana II seeks support from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch a state-wide content development drive in partnership with public libraries, museums, and/or county historians in eighteen counties in the state. We seek $396,661 to augment our 23 existing public tours, as well as develop 36 new tours by the close of the project period. Funding secured with this grant will support county-based training workshops led by the project team, subsidization of each county developing at least 2 of their own digital tours highlighting humanities topics, sites, and objects from their county or collections, as well as adding two additional functionalities to the existing Omeka+Curatescape platform which will allow us to fine-tune the geo-location schema to produce independent county landing pages and to add bibliographic entries to tours in an easy-to-use way.

Project fields:
Public History; U.S. History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$150,000 (approved)
$150,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2019 – 2/28/2021


MN-263793-19

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC 27695-7003)
Victoria Gallagher (Project Director: June 2018 to present)

The Virtual Martin Luther King Project: Producing Digital Experiences and Recovering Civil Rights History

Production of a permanent and traveling multimedia exhibition and enhancements to a website exploring a little known but historically significant speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

Support is requested for the production of six components of the Virtual Martin Luther King (vMLK) Project. The production of these six components will enable on-going public exhibitions of the vMLK project both online, via the project website, and in physical spaces such as museums and libraries. The public exhibitions in physical spaces will be produced so that they can be experienced individually (via self-guided tours) and collectively (staged and guided exhibitions). The online exhibitions will include both curricular-guided pedagogical experiences and humanities for the public-guided experiences. Additionally, the production process, particularly as articulated and evaluated through a workshop with humanities advisers and library and museum partners, will provide a template for other humanities scholars working to produce digital programs for the public whether they are tied to physical spaces/locations or fully articulated online for public audiences.

Project fields:
African American History; Communications

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/15/2019 – 3/14/2021


MN-234066-16

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)
Tracy J. Fullerton (Project Director: June 2015 to present)

Walden, a game

Production and distribution of a first-person video game based on the writings and reflections of Henry David Thoreau during his year at Walden Pond.

Production and distribution of a video game based on the writings of the American author Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond. Directed by game designer Tracy Fullerton, Walden, a game, will simulate the experiment in living made by Thoreau at Walden Pond in 1845-47, allowing players to walk in his virtual footsteps, attend to the tasks of living a self-reliant existence, discover in the beauty of a virtual landscape the ideas and writings of this unique philosopher, and cultivate through the game play their own thoughts and responses to the concepts discovered there. The humanities content of the game will focus on an interactive translation of Thoreau's writings and will also include references to the historical context of those writings. The game takes place in the environment of 1845 New England, when new technologies such as the railroad, the telegraph were first being seen and were part of the changes to the pace of life that Thoreau so articulately resisted in critiques of society.

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Project fields:
American Literature; U.S. History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$650,000 (approved)
$650,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 6/30/2020

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $0
Supplement (2019) $300,000


MN-263900-19

Emerson College (Boston, MA 02116-4624)
Marc Fields (Project Director: June 2018 to present)

The Banjo Project: Stories of America's Instrument

Production of a website on the history and legacy of banjo music.

“Music is like the front porch of a culture,” said Harry Belafonte. “It is often where people first look and see each other.” Brought to the New World by enslaved Africans, the banjo is the product of three centuries of cultural exchanges and appropriations. If the banjo is America’s front porch instrument, then The Banjo Project: Stories of America’s Instrument is our 21st century front porch. Built on a searchable archive of over 300 hours of original media, The Banjo Project is a digital museum devoted to the instrument’s rich history, combining interactive documentary, research and curated content. It will also serve as the hub for a consortium of partner institutions, with portals to showcase related content and digital collections. When the diverse styles and purveyors of banjo music are placed in their historical context, users can create a community of storytellers who will build narratives around the banjo that overcome boundaries of race, culture, class, region and gender.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Music History and Criticism; U.S. History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 12/31/2020


MN-258709-18

President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA 02138-3846)
Peter Der Manuelian (Project Director: June 2017 to present)

Digital Giza

Production of an immersive website exploring the history, culture, and archaeology of the Giza plateau.

The Giza Project at Harvard University plans to build the full-scale version of its forthcoming public website, Digital Giza. Using the tools of the future to study the past, this free online resource will integrate diverse primary documentation from over 100 years of international archaeological research in Egypt with a scientifically-informed 3D immersive computer model of the whole Giza Plateau, including the pyramids, temples, settlements, and surrounding cemeteries. Through various “digital archaeology experiences,” visitors to the site will engage with new forms of interpretation and story-telling based on Giza materials digitally embedded and clearly contextualized in their original spatial settings. The Giza Project’s ultimate deliverable will be a powerful new online education and research tool for the world community at all levels of expertise: an interactive website and virtual environment encouraging exploration into Egyptological, historical, and broader humanities themes.

Project fields:
Ancient History

Program:
Digital Projects for the Public: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$321,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 12/31/2019