NEH banner

Funded Projects Query Form
One match

Grant number: EZ-50284-09

Query elapsed time: 0.031 sec

Save this query
Export results to Excel

EZ-50284-09

Villanova University (Villanova, PA 19085-1478)
Colleen Sheehan (Project Director: 01/30/2009 to present)

America's Founding Ideas

The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University requested a Chairman's grant of $29,300 to support a special series of lectures on "America's Founding Ideas." The Ryan Center is dedicated to the study of America's founding principles and institutions, the thought of founders and leading political thinkers such as Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Lincoln, and their intellectual forebears such as Aristotle, Montesquieu, and Locke. Central concerns of Ryan Center programs are human rights, constitutionalism, political institutions, civil, economic, and religious freedom, democracy, and moral self-government. The special series envisioned includes a major two-day national conference on Abraham Lincoln in the bicentennial year of his birth, featuring prominent scholars and held at the Union League in Philadelphia and at Villanova University. Also included will be a lecture on George Washington as America's "first progressive" and a roundtable discussion on James Madison. The NEH Chairman's Grant of $29,300 will cover travel, publicity, and honoraria, as well as administrative support. Other major expenses will be provided by private sources.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
American Government; Political Science, General; U.S. History

Program:
Faculty Humanities Workshops

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$29,300 (approved)
$29,300 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2009 – 12/31/2009