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AKB-279297-21

Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY 40205-1863)
Jessica Hume (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Health, Culture, and Compassion

The expansion of a health humanities minor to an interdisciplinary undergraduate major program.

Through critical thinking and analysis in the fields of literature, writing, bioethics, spirituality, fine arts, social sciences, anthropology, politics, and law, the program will allow students to explore health from person- and society-centered perspectives. Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will allow for expansion of the current HCC minor to an interdisciplinary major with three tracks: Narrative Health and Medical Humanities (NHMH); Health Disparities and Health Equity (HDHE); and Aging and End-of-Life Studies (AEoLS).

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,999 (approved)
$99,999 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AKB-279324-21

D'Youville College (Buffalo, NY 14201-1084)
Gina Camodeca (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Renee Cadzow (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Implementation of a Health Humanities Pathway Program

The implementation of an interdisciplinary major in health humanities for undergraduates.

D’Youville College (DYC) proposes to implement an interdisciplinary major in Health Humanities by creating six core courses with robust experiential-learning components. DYC created the major, which stems from a new general-education curriculum and a piloted series of topics courses, to strengthen the humanities by means of interdisciplinary programs. The major responds to the College’s belief that, to serve their communities most effectively, healthcare providers must have a firm understanding of how and why different belief systems, cultural biases, ethnic origins, family structures, and other culturally determined factors influence how people experience illness. It also responds to DYC’s mission and its position as an important provider of healthcare professionals in a highly diverse city with a focus on healthcare. As part of implementing the new major, DYU will launch a speaker series and faculty workshops and significantly enhance its collaboration with community organizations.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,857 (approved)
$99,857 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AKB-279352-21

St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY 14618-3597)
Oliver Lothar Griffin (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Kimberly Chichester (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Rochester: Mapping Place, Space, and Identity

Implementation of a five-course sequence that brings the lens of place to the history of Rochester, New York.

St. John Fisher College (SJFC) proposes “Rochester: Mapping Place, Space, and Identity.” This three-year implementation project will feature interdisciplinary collaboration between humanities faculty from history, American studies, and religious studies and non-humanities faculty from biology, chemistry, sociology, and data science. Participating faculty members will engage in collective learning and develop a series of five new courses for SJFC’s core curriculum focused on topics related to greater Rochester’s history, culture, and environment that will engage students from their freshmen to senior year. Through experiential learning activities designed for and embedded in each of the five courses, participating faculty and students will develop content for a web-based “deep map” of the Rochester region, which will include historical primary documents, media coverage, and Census and other data to create an interactive view of Rochester from the 19th century to the present.

Project fields:
History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AKB-279365-21

Georgetown University (Washington, DC 20057-0001)
Lakshmi Krishnan (Project Director: September 2020 to January 2022)
Nicoletta Pireddu (Project Director: January 2022 to January 2023)
Lakshmi Krishnan (Project Director: January 2023 to May 2024)
Nicoletta Pireddu (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Daniel Marchalik (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Implementing a Collaborative Medical Humanities Minor

The implementation of an interdisciplinary medical humanities minor for undergraduates.

This proposal aims to implement a collaborative, cross-campus Medical Humanities Minor at Georgetown and to expand the Medical Humanities Initiative (funded by a NEH Humanities Connections Planning Grant). Funded outcomes will be an interdisciplinary Medical Humanities undergraduate minor featuring Main/Medical faculty team-taught courses, experiential learning, and researched Capstone, as well as a cross-campus Medical Humanities Program with Student Research Fellowships, Medical Humanities Colloquium (open to the public), open-access Medical Humanities digital platform, and an international Medical Humanities Symposium. We aim to cultivate meaningful partnerships across campuses, equip students with a breadth of humanistic tools, contribute to scholarship in the field of medical humanities, enhance the well-being of pre-health students, and change the patient/clinician encounter from a grassroots level, by shaping the training of health care professionals at a critical stage.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$90,640 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AKB-279445-21

Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX 76204-5589)
Gretchen Busl (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Danielle Taylor Phillips-Cunningham (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Quakertown Stories

The development of interdisciplinary courses and civic engagement activities focused on the history of the African American community of Quakertown.

Quakertown Stories is an interdisciplinary curricular project with three major goals: 1) To foster civic engagement by creating a series of courses that implement place-based research assignments focused on Quakertown, a displaced freedmen community in Denton, TX; 2) To facilitate dialogue between the university and Denton community about Quakertown and how it has shaped present day Denton through panel discussions and a student-led public Town Hall; 3) To build on previous programs to establish an ongoing working group to support faculty in designing courses that integrate place-based research and other experiential learning opportunities into their classes.

Project fields:
African American History; Cultural History

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,426 (approved)
$99,426 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 12/31/2022


AKB-279457-21

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001)
Jessica DeSpain (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Connie Frey Spurlock (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Jessica Harris (Co Project Director: May 2021 to present)
CODES: Community-Oriented Digital Engagement Scholars

A three-year project to implement a general education pathway introducing underserved students to digital community engagement.

The Community-Oriented Digital Engagement Scholars (CODES) program will provide a general education track for underserved students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C). Blending community engagement, digital methods, collaborative research, and transdisciplinary pedagogy, CODES enables students to bring their experiences and creativity to bear upon critical issues facing their communities. Designed for underserved students, including those who are first-generation, African American, Latinx, and/or Pell-eligible, CODES help students at the earliest stages of their college career understand the integral role of the humanities in transdisciplinary problem solving. While there are several models of community-engaged teaching at the general education level, few meaningfully incorporate digital methods and ethics into pedagogical design to address the need for an informed twenty-first century citizenry and workforce.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AKB-279460-21

Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)
Traci S. O'Brien (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Dean Hendrix (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Robert Karcher (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Building Lasting Bridges: German and Engineering

The development of five courses for a dual degree program in German and engineering.

The Project, “Building Lasting Bridges: German and Engineering at Auburn University,” seeks funding to create five innovative courses that strengthen the collaboration between humanities and STEM fields at Auburn University. Comprised of faculty from both German and Engineering, the collaborative team will build on the recently approved dual degree program in German and Engineering to develop four courses that support dual degree students in attaining high levels of linguistic, intercultural, and technical expertise. For the fifth course, the team will transform an already existing pre-engineering course to make intercultural competence central to student learning outcomes. By shifting its project development focus to an international context, the pilot version of this course will train hundreds of pre-engineering students in intercultural competence. As a result of this collaboration, students will learn to build bridges, both literally and figuratively.

Project fields:
German Language

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,056 (approved)
$99,056 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2023


AKB-279509-21

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ 85281-3670)
Suren Jayasuriya (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Edward Finn (Co Project Director: May 2021 to present)
Xin Wei Sha (Co Project Director: May 2021 to present)
Artificial Intelligence in Digital Culture: Undergraduate Certificate Program in Intelligent Media and Society

The development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

This proposal aims to foster a transdisciplinary environment where humanities and STEM students can think critically, engage, and interact with technical and social constructions of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and systems. This grant will support the design of an undergraduate certificate program entitled “Intelligent Media and Society” at the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University. This certificate will focus on humanistic and socio-cultural engagement with AI with a core set of classes with complementary domain knowledge including Minds and Machines; Science Fiction, Creativity and Responsibility; and Algorithmic Reading. Implementation of this certificate program includes curriculum building, development of online modules, and community/partnership development for experiential learning opportunities.

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Project fields:
Literature, Other; Philosophy, Other

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2024


AKB-270107-20

Norwich University (Northfield, VT 05663-1035)
Amy Woodbury Tease (Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Tara Kulkarni (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Building a Humanities-Centered Interdisciplinary Curriculum to Foster Citizen Scholars

A three-year project to implement a new team-taught curriculum integrating humanities with the sciences and professional fields.

The Norwich Humanities Initiative (NHI) is a multi-year project at Norwich University to support a new team-taught curriculum focused on the integration of the humanities with the sciences and professional fields. The NHI was created with funding from a NEH Humanities Connections Planning Grant with the goal to expand opportunities for students to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and activities that demonstrate the impact of the humanities across disciplines. Our project will expand the NHI curriculum through new course development with embedded undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities and cultivate the development of citizen scholars, or people who bring a critically informed understanding of the world to their life and work through humanistic practices of teamwork, leadership, creativity, and critical thinking. In short, this project will centralize the role of the humanities at Norwich University and prepare our students for life, work, and citizenship.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 5/31/2023


AKB-270197-20

University of Dayton (Dayton, OH 45469-0001)
Minnita Daniel-Cox (Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Ju Shen (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Jennifer Speed (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Life, Works, and Legacy

A three-year interdisciplinary curricular implementation grant focused on the life, works, and legacy of writer Paul Laurence Dunbar.

The University of Dayton and partners seek support from NEH to develop new curriculum and place-based experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students from all backgrounds around the theme of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Dayton native and preeminent African American writer. We will develop of a set of linked courses that can explore the breadth of Dunbar’s life, context, works, and influence. These include courses from multiple fields that will incorporate significant humanities subject material, pedagogy, and habits of inquiry, as well as humanities courses that will integrate other disciplines. UD will introduce digital humanities tools and methods of inquiry to students and educators as a means of broadening engagement with the humanities. The project will also develop new experiential learning opportunities that make use of extant, but hard-to-discover Dunbar sources and artifacts, and create connections with the places associated with his life and works.

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

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,992 (approved)
$84,557 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023


AKB-270210-20

Doane University (Crete, NE 68333-2426)
Kathleen Hanggi (Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Implementing a Certificate in Integrated Humanities

A three-year project to implement a new general education certificate program in integrated humanities for psychology and biology majors.

Doane University proposes a $100K Humanities Connections Implementation Grant to implement a new Certificate in Integrated Humanities Program (CIHP). Faculty from the Departments of English, Biology, and Psychology will lead implementation of the CIHP which will be designed for students of any undergraduate major, but particularly in areas of health and social services. The objective of this proposal is to develop three pathways towards certification within the general education core by the end of the grant period – Opioids & Addiction, Fear in the Present Age, and Medicine in America – that will take a multidisciplinary approach to explore a contemporary issue. Each pathway will include three components: (1) two new and innovative eight-week courses called short courses; (2) two revised sections of complementary introductory courses from the undergraduate core curriculum; and (3) a capstone course designed to synthesize the knowledge, values, and skills acquired within each pathway.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 5/31/2023


AKB-270212-20

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN 37240-0001)
Holly Tucker (Project Director: September 2019 to present)
Steven Arlyn Wernke (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Elizabeth S. Meadows (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
An Experiential, Place-Based Curriculum for Historic Preservation and Humanities-Centered Land Use

A two-year interdisciplinary curricular project to implement an experiential place-based curriculum in the applied humanities, including historic preservation and human-centered land use.

We propose a two-semester, experiential undergraduate curriculum designed to introduce students to a wide range of careers in applied Humanities. Using Vanderbilt University’s historic Vaughn Home (1875) as a “lab,” students will gain hands-on experience with archival and archeological research, historic reservation, museum curation, human-centered land use and design, digital humanities, and public affairs. This proposal is submitted jointly by faculty in Anthropology, Engineering, Managerial Studies, English, and History in full partnership with administrative staff from the Division of Administration, the Division of Communications, University Archives/Special Collections, the Center for Digital Humanities, and the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University.

Project fields:
Archaeology; Public History

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,932 (approved)
$99,932 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 8/31/2022


AKB-265587-19

Albertus Magnus College (New Haven, CT 06511-1224)
Matthew Waggoner (Project Director: October 2018 to present)
Ross Allen Edwards (Co Project Director: March 2019 to present)
An Urban Studies Minor

A three-year curriculum development project to create an urban studies minor program.

To address the challenges facing cities today, benefit students pursuing careers in non-humanities fields, and expand the reach of the humanities throughout its curriculum, Albertus Magnus College proposes a three-year NEH Humanities Connections implementation project to establish a new interdisciplinary minor in urban studies. This project will include (1) collaborative development of three new interdisciplinary courses, (2) revision of two existing courses, (3) creation of experiential learning activities tied to required courses for the minor, and (4) implementation of innovative pedagogical methods such as cross-disciplinary team teaching. By infusing the humanities with other disciplines in an examination of urban life, the minor in urban studies will enhance the curriculum for students pursuing careers in a wide range of fields, particularly those that include the largest number of majors at Albertus: sociology and business.

Project fields:
Urban Studies

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,244 (approved)
$99,244 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 4/30/2022


AKB-265638-19

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Carbondale, IL 62901-4302)
Mont Allen (Project Director: October 2018 to present)
Ken Anderson (Co Project Director: March 2019 to present)
Ancient Practices: An Interdisciplinary Minor

Creation of a new interdisciplinary minor, Ancient Practices.

The proposers, an interdisciplinary team of humanists and STEM faculty, will create a new interdisciplinary minor called Ancient Practices designed to attract and engage STEM and other non-humanities undergraduates. This unique degree opportunity is built around the concept of integrating both humanities and STEM content into studies of the ancient world. The combination of these disciplines allows content dealing with classical and other ancient civilizations to be presented in the context of the core interests of other-than-humanities majors. This has been found to be an effective strategy for attracting these students into classes dealing with content that has been at foundation of studies of the humanities for centuries. This allows facility to engage students that might not otherwise be drawn to these classes and to instill in them the skills and habits of mind associated with humanistic studies.

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Project fields:
Ancient History; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$88,812 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 5/31/2022


AKB-265731-19

Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164)
Betsy Verhoeven (Project Director: October 2018 to present)
Nicholas J. Clark (Co Project Director: March 2019 to present)
Emma Fleck (Co Project Director: March 2019 to present)
Promoting Civic Discourse in a Polarizing World

A two-year curriculum development project that would create two interdisciplinary courses integrating rhetoric, political science, and marketing.

Susquehanna University proposes to launch "Promoting Civic Discourse in a Polarized World" as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Humanities Connections program. This implementation project brings together Professors Betsy Verhoeven (Humanities: Rhetoric and Composition, a subdivision of English), Nicholas Clark (Political Science), and Emma Fleck (Marketing and Communications) to develop a cohort of two linked and team-taught courses enrolling approximately 100 students. Both courses share a project-based lab experience, which will feature student-led projects from both classes, designed to promote civic and respectful discourse to the broader public. These projects and curriculum materials will be disseminated via a public-facing website. In addition, an estimated 50 faculty members from Susquehanna (as well as other local schools) will participate in faculty development workshops that promote the pedagogical model and content of the project.

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Project fields:
American Government; Composition and Rhetoric; Political Theory

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$83,820 (approved)
$83,820 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 5/31/2022


AKB-265735-19

University of South Florida (Tampa, FL 33620-9951)
Benjamin Scott Young (Project Director: October 2018 to present)
Catherine Wilkins (Co Project Director: April 2019 to present)
Medical Humanities in a Global Context

Implementation of a new general education pathway in the Honors College that would integrate the humanities into the institution’s medical and global programs.

The Honors College at the University of South Florida proposes to develop ten new, and seven revised, interdisciplinary courses as part of a new program entitled “Medical Humanities in a Global Context.” These integrated interdisciplinary courses will offer students a pathway through the USF Honors College curriculum and aims to cultivate more critical, holistic, and experiential perspectives on health and human experience.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,483 (approved)
$90,726 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 4/30/2022


AKB-260414-18

Misericordia University (Dallas, PA 18612-7752)
Amanda Caleb (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Thomas Hajkowski (Co Project Director: April 2019 to present)
Revising a Medical and Health Humanities Degree Program

Revision of a curriculum for a degree program in medical humanities.

Expansion of the Medical and Health Humanities degree program curriculum to create a multidisciplinary program with embedded experiential learning that challenges students to understand how the Humanities inform and shape concepts of health, and to apply their academic knowledge to practice in a meaningful and lasting manner.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,985 (approved)
$99,985 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 5/31/2022


AKB-260415-18

Medaille College (Buffalo, NY 14214-2695)
Daniel Kotzin (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Applied Ethics in Criminal Justice

The development of curriculum integrating applied ethics study into a criminal justice major.

Criminal justice professionals face serious problems and controversies on a daily basis that require not only subject matter expertise in criminal justice, but also the broad set of skills cultivated by the humanities and ethical philosophy. To address timely societal issues of critical importance and to better prepare the next generation of criminal justice professionals, Medaille College proposes Applied Ethics in Criminal Justice, a three-year implementation project to pilot a model for integrating the humanities discipline of philosophy in deep ways into the social sciences in undergraduate education. This interdisciplinary project involves faculty members from Medaille’s Departments of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, and it will include creating one new course, revising two existing courses, linking two courses in a learning community, and incorporating experiential learning into students’ coursework.

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Project fields:
Ethics

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,941 (approved)
$99,941 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/27/2018 – 5/31/2022


AKB-260426-18

University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6133)
Nancy Condee (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Ruth Mostern (Co Project Director: April 2019 to present)
Water in Central Asia: Tributaries of Change

A sequence of three courses focused on the past, present, and future of water in Central Asia for students in the social sciences, business, engineering, and the humanities.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and Asian Studies Center (ASC) propose a project to strengthen interdisciplinary connections among Pitt faculty and students across the humanities, social sciences, and pre-professional programs in business and engineering. Led by Dr. Nancy Condee (REES Director/Slavic Languages and Literatures) and Dr. Ruth Mostern (World History Center Director/ASC affiliate), the project faculty team will develop three new undergraduate courses on the theme of “Water in Central Asia.” This course sequence will incorporate high-impact experiential learning activities, including mentored research projects and virtual peer-to-peer exchanges with students at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. The courses will be taught in spring 2019 through spring 2020 and then incorporated into Pitt’s regular curriculum and into two existing student credential programs, as well as a planned new Central Asian Studies Certificate.

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Project fields:
Area Studies

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,898 (approved)
$99,898 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2021


AKB-260492-18

SUNY Research Foundation, Binghamton (Binghamton, NY 13902-4400)
Pamela Smart (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Valerie Imbruce (Co Project Director: April 2018 to present)
Situating Chemical Elements in the Human World to Innovate Undergraduate Education

Creation of a general education course, three freshman research seminars, and an interactive app that focus on physical material from the multiple perspectives of science and humanities disciplines.

Materials Matter is a collaborative project of colleagues in Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Art and Design, Art History, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Binghamton University’s Undergraduate Research Center, along with partners at the Corning Museum of Glass. We propose to reposition the humanities within the curriculum by teaching emerging research in the humanities to STEM students and, reciprocally, the latest science to humanities students. We will expand upon a pilot course to scale out in two directions: intensive freshmen research seminars and a general education course. Both will focus on materials, like glass or pigments, and explore the relationship between chemical elements and culture using humanities research methodologies alongside quantitative scientific methods, integrated through a coherent visual design and interactive app. A museum exhibition and summer research scholarship will present further opportunities for engagement.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2018 – 6/30/2022


AKB-260502-18

Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY 13214-1301)
Irene Liu (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Ethics, Values, and Professional Life

The development of a new interdisciplinary minor focusing on ethics, values, and professional life.

This initiative, Ethics, Values and Professional Life (EVPL), aims to foster collaboration between philosophy and pre-professional departments to support the coordination and development of curricular and co-curricular ethics programming at Le Moyne College. The aim of this grant is to establish a new philosophy minor in professional ethics. Its goal is to help students engage in questions of personal values, ultimate meaning, vocation, and professional ethics. Courses will address normative ethics, applied ethics, moral psychology and social justice as they appear in real life. EVPL will be developed and executed by a team from all three schools of the College to further integrate the humanities across campus and will be integrated in our Manresa vocational program, providing opportunities to use the rigorous modes of thinking found in philosophy in concrete, relevant ways.

Project fields:
Ethics; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2022


AKB-260507-18

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY 10001-5992)
Daniel Levinson Wilk (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Kyunghee Pyun (Co Project Director: March 2018 to present)
Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students

The development of interdisciplinary curriculum integrating business and labor history into professional art and design study.

Through a partnership among History faculty, and Art and Design faculty, "Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students" will develop curricula intended to educate students about the business and labor history of the art and design professions. Content will explore how this history impacts present-day industry, careers and professional decision-making. Key project elements will include Art-and-Design faculty professional development conducted by History professors; collaborative curricular development; two conferences; and the creation of a resource website. The initiative addresses an expressed need from Art-and-Design faculty and students for a more complete understanding of the historical influences that have shaped art- and design-business management, the creative process, technology and production. The initiative will help ensure that Art and Design students are well-equipped for the professional demands of the 21st Century.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Labor History

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/31/2021


AKB-260531-18

University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA 02125-3300)
Rajini Srikanth (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Living with the Urban Ocean

A three-course sequence in environmental humanities focused on Boston Harbor and surrounding areas.

"Living with the Urban Ocean: Inquiring, Imagining, Embracing" brings together the humanities and environmental sciences with a focus on Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Islands, and the surrounding coastal communities that many of our students call home. The three-course cluster, the core of an Environmental Humanities minor, incorporates humanities approaches and experiential learning, with the goal of increasing students' appreciation for and engagement with the harbor ecosystem, and awareness of the role of humanities in addressing environmental issues. Courses, co-taught by humanities and environmental science faculty, will begin with a survey that considers the relationship between humans and nature through diverse cultural and historical lenses; continue with a focus on the history, sociocultural context, and environmental significance of Boston Harbor and its islands; and end with a capstone driven by engagement with environmental challenges faced by coastal communities.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,774 (approved)
$99,774 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 5/31/2022


AKB-260545-18

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ 85281-3670)
Mark Von Hagen (Project Director: October 2017 to September 2019)
Nancy L. Dallett (Project Director: September 2019 to February 2020)
Manuel Aviles Santiago (Project Director: February 2020 to present)
Nancy L. Dallett (Co Project Director: April 2018 to September 2019)
Veterans, Society, and Service

An undergraduate certificate in the study of Veterans, Society, and Service.

Arizona State University will offer an inaugural certificate in the study of Veterans, Society, and Service. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate certificate will focus on Veterans as part of and reflections of society, but also apart from society during their service and transition back to civilian life; it will contribute to both studying and diminishing the gap between military and civilian cultures; finally, the certificate will explore what civilian society and Veterans can learn from one another about the nature of national service. This innovative program is based on socially and academically responsible interdisciplinary scholarship combining history, literature, ethics, psychology, sociology, and understanding the arts. The implementation grant will position ASU to go beyond the “Veteran Friendly” moniker at universities to seed further civilian-military engagement and build academic weight to the study of Veterans in an international context.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Military History

Program:
Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,843 (approved)
$99,843 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 10/31/2022