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Jennifer M. Feltman
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)

FT-229986-15
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

[Grant products][Media coverage]

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2015 – 7/31/2015

Moral Theology and the Cathedral: Sculpted Programs of the Last Judgment in Thirteenth-Century France

Summer research and writing on Art History and Criticism, History of Religion, and Medieval Studies.

The Last Judgment, the moment in Christian theology when Christ will separate the Blessed and Damned, was depicted in no less than 20 monumental sculptural programs in thirteenth-century France. Unlike the rare twelfth-century examples at Autun and Conques, these dramatic portals do not emphasize judgment, but rather the potential for salvation: Christ shows his wounds instead of pointing to Heaven or Hell. This book places the novel imagery of the Last Judgment in the context of the new, practical literature for pastoral care, which spread from the University of Paris through clerical networks and--it is argued--was made visible in sculptural programs at the cathedrals of Chartres, Paris, Reims, and Amiens. Perhaps of greatest significance, the book opens up a new way for thinking about sculpted program as works of visual exegesis. This methodology highlights the importance of intellectual history and manuscript studies for the understanding of portal sculpture--and vice versa.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: March 2015 to May 2017)

BH-231421-15
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

[Media coverage]

Totals:
$179,370 (approved)
$179,370 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/1/2016

"Stony the Road We Trod...": Alabama's Role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for seventy-two school teachers on the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Alabama.

"Stony the Road" is a comprehensive, interactive teacher workshop that includes lectures by renowned scholars, an opportunity to enter into discourse with movement participants, development of instructional units, and travel to key sites of memory dedicated to the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Each week of Stony the Road We Trod (Stony), teachers will participate in a comprehensive study of the Modern Civil Rights Movement and the role that Alabama played in thrusting the struggle for civil rights to the forefront of every media outlet in the world. Teachers, by participating in interactive lectures and discourse with noted scholars and historians, will come to understand the true impact of the movement and how the events in Alabama were central to the movement. The two week-long sessions will take run June 26-July 2 and July 10-16, 2016.

Margaret Abruzzo
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)

FA-57970-14
Fellowships for University Teachers
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility in the 18th and 19th Centuries

My planned book explores how Americans rethought wrongdoing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as many traditional frameworks for explaining sin--such as blaming passions, self-interest, or natural depravity--came under attack. Difficulties explaining wrongdoing helped drive an intellectual wedge between evil and "ordinary" sin; moralists contrasted good people’s "mistakes" with evildoers' intentional villainy. Historians have charted changing ideas about particular vices, but they have been less interested in shifting views of what constitutes a moral failing, why human beings commit them, or how people could understand themselves as flawed but not evil. By historicizing concepts of sin, my research intersects with questions in philosophy and theology about human nature, sin, and the problem of evil; with literary studies on seduction novels and other narratives of wrongdoing; and with interdisciplinary work on the gendered construction of morality.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
John Rochester (Project Director: June 2013 to December 2013)
Guin Robinson (Project Director: December 2013 to February 2015)
Nancy Sanford (Project Director: February 2015 to February 2016)
Lynne Berry (Project Director: February 2016 to December 2016)
Jimmy McLemore (Project Director: December 2016 to January 2018)
Michon Trent (Project Director: January 2018 to January 2019)
Trey Granger (Project Director: January 2019 to present)

SO-50578-14
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$2,956,550 (approved)
$2,229,940 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2013 – 10/31/2018

Funding details:
Original grant (2014) $190,000
Supplement (2014) $550,810
Supplement (2015) $731,910
Supplement (2016) $755,520
Supplement (2017) $1,700

State Humanities Program

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL 36088-1923)
Loretta S. Burns (Project Director: July 2013 to July 2016)

AB-50158-14
Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Education Programs

[Grant products]

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

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

A Critical Reappraisal of Booker T. Washington: A Tuskegee Humanities Initiative

A two-year archival digitization, faculty-student research, and course development project on the work and legacy of Booker T. Washington, to take place at Tuskegee University.

This project seeks to strengthen humanities education and scholarship at Tuskegee University by re-examining Booker T. Washington's influence in education, politics and civil rights, business, and literature and the arts. Although considerable scholarship on Washington already exists, the extent of his regional, national, and global impact has not been fully explored. The project will include faculty-student research collaborations; enrichment of existing English and History courses; development of a new interdisciplinary, team-taught course; a public symposium; creation of a new section of the Tuskegee University Archives Web site to include previously unexplored archival materials on Washington's life and work; and initiation of an ongoing Humanities Institute.

Jan Kathy Bulman
Auburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery, AL 36117-7088)

FT-61088-13
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2013 – 7/31/2013

Magic, Terror, and Politics in Fourteenth-Century Languedoc

This project stands at the intersection of legal, intellectual, and textual history. It examines a fourteenth-century black magic trial in an ecclesiastical court in Languedoc. Because all phases of the trial are preserved, it offers an early example of the developing legal procedures used to prosecute magic and witchcraft that culminates in the witch trials of the early modern period. In his testimony, the accused describes his book of magic, the Liber juratus Honorii, which he acquired in the Catalan city of Perpignan. The Liber juratus is a fusion of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian traditions and historians have noted the transmission of these influences from Iberia into Latin Europe during this period. The description of the book and how the accused acquired it provides an opportunity to trace the dissemination of non-Christian influences that often are difficult to document. The project will also produce a Latin edition of the trial from the fourteenth-century manuscript.

Margaret Abruzzo
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)

FT-61268-13
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2013 – 7/31/2013

Sin, Sinners, and the Problem of Evil in 18th- and 19th-Century Anglo-American Morality

My planned book explores how Americans rethought wrongdoing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as many traditional frameworks for explaining sin (such as blaming passions, self-interest, or natural depravity) came under attack. Difficulties explaining wrongdoing helped drive an intellectual wedge between evil and "ordinary" sin; moralists contrasted good people's "mistakes" with evildoers’ intentional villainy. Historians have charted changing ideas about particular vices, but they have been less interested in shifting views of what constitutes a moral failing, why human beings commit them, or how people could understand themselves as flawed but not evil. By historicizing concepts of sin, my research intersects with questions in philosophy and theology about human nature, sin, and the problem of evil; with literary studies on seduction novels and other narratives of wrongdoing; and with cross-disciplinary work on the gendered construction of morality.

William B. Gerard
Auburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery, AL 36117-7088)

FT-59603-12
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

[Grant products]

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2012 – 7/31/2012

The Miscellaneous Writings of British Novelist Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

An investigation of the miscellaneous writings of eighteenth-century novelist Laurence Sterne in conjunction with a critical edition of his writings. Of particular interest is the attribution and deattribution of political writings from early in his writing career which could revise our ideas about the influential writer of Tristram Shandy.

Naomi Choi
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)

FT-59612-12
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2012 – 7/31/2012

The Political Theory of Charles Taylor

I am applying for funding to support 2 months of summer research that will comprise an integral part of my larger year-long project to revise and expand my dissertation into a book-length manuscript for publication at a university press. For two months during summer 2012, I will work intensively to bring my study of Charles Taylor more fully up to date, following his most recent publications, A Secular Age (Harvard UP, 2007); and Dilemmas and Connections (Harvard UP, 2011). I will draft an entirely new final chapter titled, "Democracy, Diversity, and the Sources of Secularity," which will examine how Taylor’s responses to the challenge of postmodernism and multiculturalism shift from the 20th to the 21st C to include religion and secularity. This new chapter will extend my analysis to examine what continuities and shifts his latest treatment of modernity evidence in light of the history of his work.

Edward Tang
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)

FT-59990-12
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

[Grant products]

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2012 – 7/31/2012

Japanese Americans and the Making of Cold War Culture

From Confinement to Containment: Japanese Americans and the Making of Cold War Culture is a book project that examines popular representations of Japanese Americans in the postwar period (late 1940s to early 1960s). During the Second World War, the Japanese were a hated enemy, while Japanese Americans were a maligned minority, those on the West coast forced into internment camps because of suspected loyalties to Japan. Yet the Cold War helped shift how most Americans perceived the Japanese and Japanese Americans. Japan became a valued anti-communist ally in the Pacific, and Japanese Americans supposedly became a model minority embodying the best of American values. Even before the activist movements of the 1960s and 70s, Japanese Americans were able to create imaginative spaces within popular culture (films, magazines, newspapers, and other artifacts) that allowed them not only to re-embrace their cultural connections to Japan but also to debate the legacies of their internment.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: March 2012 to April 2016)

BH-50538-12
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

Totals:
$177,881 (approved)
$177,881 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

But for Birmingham: The Rise of the Magic City and the Evolution of the Civil Rights Movement

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers on labor history and the civil rights struggle in Birmingham, Alabama.

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers on labor history and the civil rights struggle in Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) offers a workshop on Birmingham, tracing its history as an industrial center and its role in the civil rights movement. The workshop begins with an examination of post-Civil War labor relations and the rise of Birmingham as an industrial center before turning to discussion of the role of labor in the civil rights movement. Participants then turn to an in-depth examination of civil rights activism in Birmingham, which includes a panel discussion with veterans of the movement. They visit a variety of sites around the city: Sloss Furnace; Red Mountain Park, where the remnants of several mines are located; Bethel Baptist Church; the Smithfield neighborhood, where residential segregation was challenged in the 1950s; and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. In addition to the project director, presenters include Glenn Eskew (Georgia State University), Calvin Woods (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), Robert Corley (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Horace Huntley (University of Alabama, Birmingham), and G. Douglas Jones (former U.S. attorney), as well as site curatorial staff. Readings are drawn from Eskew's But for Birmingham, Charles Connerly's The Most Segregated City in America, Douglas Blackmon's Slavery by Another Name, and Andrew Manis's biography of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, as well as collections of oral history interviews and primary sources from the BCRI's archives. Participants also view two documentaries: The Barber of Birmingham and NEH-funded Slavery by Another Name.

Birmingham Public Library (Birmingham, AL 35203-2706)
Sandra Lee (Project Director: March 2012 to April 2022)

LB-50062-12
Small Grants to Libraries: America's Music
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

America's Music is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions about twentieth-century American popular music. The grantee will present six programs on these uniquely American musical traditions: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock, and mambo and hip hop. It will also encourage scholar-led discussion about the documentary films and the project's major humanities themes.

Tuscaloosa Public Library (Tuscaloosa, AL 35401)
Susana Goldman (Project Director: March 2012 to present)

LB-50079-12
Small Grants to Libraries: America's Music
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway

America’s Music is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions about twentieth-century American popular music. The grantee will present six programs on these uniquely American musical traditions: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock, and mambo and hip hop. It will also encourage scholar-led discussion about the documentary films and the project’s major humanities themes.

University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL 35115-3732)
Carey W. Heatherly (Project Director: May 2010 to December 2012)

PG-51304-11
Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Continued Improvement of the University of Montevallo's University Archives and Special Collections

The purchase of preservation supplies to provide better care for the Carmichael Library's archives and special collections, documenting the history of the university and women's education in Alabama. The archive includes a collection of dolls created by the Works Progress Administration's Alabama Visual Education Project and the Olmstead Brothers' original design for the campus, a designated National Historic District.

Carmichael Library proposes to continue working to preserve its University Archives and Special Collections. A previous NEH PAG allowed us to hire a preservation consultant, to evaluate our collection and building, and to purchase basic, but necessary supplies. The consultant created a detailed report and recommendations for us. The archivist and library director have capitalized on this information and now seek to secure additional funding. This grant is to purchase much needed furniture and supplies so that we may properly house our rich and unique historical collections.

Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL 35203-2278)
Melissa Falkner Mercurio (Project Director: May 2010 to March 2013)

PG-51424-11
Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Rehousing of the Buten Wedgwood Collection

Purchase of storage equipment to rehouse the Buten Wedgwood Collection, which consists of almost 8,000 pieces of ceramics dating from the inception of the Wedgwood Company in 1759 through the 1980s. Harry and Nettie Buten began collecting Wedgwood in 1931 and opened their museum in Merion, Pennsylvania to the public in 1957. The collection, which includes some of the most unique Wedgwood wares, was acquired by the Birmingham Museum of Art in 2008, a gift from the Buten family through the Wedgwood Society of New York.

The NEH Preservation Assistance Grant would provide funds for re-housing the Buten Wedgwood Collection. Recognizing the importance of this comprehensive collection of almost 8,000 pieces, the Birmingham Museum of Art has developed a comprehensive plan to properly address the safety, security, and access to the Buten objects. Approximately three-quarters of the Buten Wedgwood Collection will be designated for movement to the newly constructed Buten Storage Area for long-term storage. This storage area will consist of heavy-duty industrial shelving outfitted with decking allowing objects to rest on padded, open shelves or in archival trays contained in an outer archival box. The remaining one-fourth of the Collection will be stored on open shelves in Museum storage cabinets in the Museum's Small Object Storage area. The NEH grant would support the purchase of storage trays, tissues, and additional cabinet shelves and hardware.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Bobby Whetstone (Project Director: June 2010 to January 2011)
Jim Noles (Project Director: January 2011 to December 2012)
John Rochester (Project Director: December 2012 to December 2013)
Guin Robinson (Project Director: December 2013 to February 2015)
Nancy Sanford (Project Director: February 2015 to June 2016)

SO-50400-11
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$2,210,410 (approved)
$2,164,840 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2010 – 10/31/2015

Funding details:
Original grant (2011) $150,000
Supplement (2011) $645,230
Supplement (2012) $703,040
Supplement (2013) $666,570

State Humanities Program

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL 35203-2278)
Suzy Harris (Project Director: October 2010 to April 2016)

AP-50085-11
Picturing America School Collaboration Projects
Education Programs

Totals:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2011 – 5/31/2013

Field to Factory: Picturing America and the Changing Face of the American Landscape

A two-day conference in Birmingham for fifty K-12 teachers to study America's transition from an agricultural to an industrial society as reflected in American art.

The proposed conference, Field to Factory: The Changing Face of the American Landscape, will closely explore the United States' gradual shift from an agrarian to industrial society, and how that change is reflected in American Art. The subject matter will have particular resonance in our state and community, as Birmingham rapidly became a major center of iron and steel production after the Civil War. Using images from the Picturing America program, as well works in the Museum's permanent collection, we will examine this shift first on a national, then on a local level, discussing its social, economic, and cultural impact. The goal of this conference is to enable Alabama educators to incorporate the Picturing America resources into their curricula for teaching both United States and Alabama History.

Mobile Public Library (Mobile, AL 36602-1402)
Nancy Anlage (Project Director: April 2011 to January 2014)

LJ-50008-11
Small Grants to Libraries: King James Bible
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2012 – 4/30/2012

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

"Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible" is a traveling exhibition based upon an exhibition developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. The exhibition will give public audiences the opportunity to explore the surprising story of the origins, creation, and impact of the King James Bible, including its influence on English and American Literature, and its multifaceted impact on culture and society to the present day. The exhibit will travel to forty public, academic, and special libraries; a planning seminar for librarians and related educational materials support the tour.

Tuscaloosa Public Library (Tuscaloosa, AL 35401)
Susana Goldman (Project Director: April 2011 to November 2022)

LJ-50079-11
Small Grants to Libraries: King James Bible
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

"Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible" is a traveling exhibition based upon an exhibition developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C., and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. The exhibition will give public audiences the opportunity to explore the surprising story of the origins, creation, and impact of the King James Bible, including its influence on English and American Literature, and its multifaceted impact on culture and society to the present day. The exhibit will travel to forty public, academic, and special libraries; a planning seminar for librarians and related educational materials support the tour.

University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL 36688-3053)
Carol Ann Ellis (Project Director: May 2009 to September 2011)

PG-50839-10
Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

[Media coverage]

Totals:
$5,917 (approved)
$5,917 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Continuing Preservation of the Burton and Palmer Photographic Collections Housed in the University Archives

Funding supports the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies to improve care of the Wilson C. Burton and Wilbur F. Palmer photographic collections, which together contain 235,000 negatives. These collections document the history and culture of the Mobile, Alabama, area from the 1930s to the 1980s, including the African American experience, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam era.

This grant will support the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies needed to fulfill recommendations made in a March 2009 assessment of two large photographic collections. The assessment was funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant.

Samuel Schley Thomas
University of Alabama, Huntsville (Huntsville, AL 35805-1911)

FT-57587-10
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 9/30/2010

Midwives and Society in Early Modern England

With an NEH Summer Stipend I will conduct archival research for, and begin to write, a monograph entitled, "Midwifery and Society in Early Modern England". In it I explore the social history of midwifery prior to the rise of male authority over childbirth in the eighteenth century. The goal of my research is not simply to describe midwives in greater detail, but to apply my findings to a broad range of historical subjects, including childbirth, gender and medicine. Using records from religious and secular courts, the book will explore four main themes: the social identity of midwives and how a woman's status shaped her medical practice; the relationship between midwives and mothers, both married and unmarried; the place of midwives in the medical marketplace and their relationships with other medical practitioners; and, the role of midwives in parish society, both as key figures in the community of women, and as participants in (and beneficiaries from) patriarchal rule.

Albert Pionke
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)

FT-58268-10
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 9/30/2010

Education as a Rite of Privilege

The first chapter of my in-process second book, "Education as a Rite of Privilege" will investigate the process of pre-professionalization, and particularly the ample practice in ritual, provided to undergraduates at Victorian Oxbridge. In this chapter, I plan to analyze nineteenth-century materials from the Oxford University Archives, currently held in Duke Humphrey's Library, the oldest reading room in Oxford's Bodleian Library, for what they reveal about Victorian Oxford's ritual culture, and to use these Archival records to provide necessary historical context for readings of several mid-century novels, including John Henry Newman's "Loss and Gain" (1848), William Makepeace Thackeray's "Pendennis" (1848-50), Cuthbert Bede's "The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green" (1853-57), and Thomas Hughes's "Tom Brown at Oxford" (1861). Receipt of a NEH Summer Stipend would allow me fund a research trip to Oxford University in the summer of 2010.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Robert C. Stewart (Project Director: March 2010 to January 2012)
John Rochester (Project Director: February 2012 to May 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: May 2012 to June 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: June 2012 to June 2016)

BC-50520-10
Grants for State Humanities Councils
Federal/State Partnership

Totals:
$114,370 (approved)
$114,370 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

We The People

To support three teacher institutes on "The Freedom Rights Movement in Alabama: From the 13th Amendment through the Voting Rights Act of 1965," "Humanities and Human Rights," and "The Last Great War: Teaching World War II through Art and Literature." Funding will also support the speakers bureau, the "Journey Stories" traveling exhibition, and grants.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) proposes to use its We The People (WTP) grant to: (1) conduct three teacher institutes, (2) underwrite presentations in our speakers bureau program, which relate to American (including Alabama) history and culture; (3) partially assist our Museum on Main Street "Journey Stories" exhibition; and (4) promote our grants program with increased emphasis on WTP.

University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL 36688-3053)
Carol Ann Ellis (Project Director: May 2008 to September 2010)

PG-50480-09
Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,150 (approved)
$5,150 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2009 – 6/30/2010

A Preservation Assessment of the Burton and Palmer Photograph Collections, University of South Alabama Archives

A general preservation assessment of the Burton and Palmer photograph collections that comprise 235,000 images in various formats that document the history and culture of the Mobile region and Gulf Coast of Alabama.

With the proposed Preservation Assistance Grant, the University of South Alabama Archives will contract with Etherington Conservation Services for conservator Michael K. Lee to conduct a general preservation assessment of the Wilson C. Burton and Wilber F. Palmer photographic collections, which contain approximately 235,000 images. The assessment will concentrate on two levels of recommendations: 1) short-term improvements to existing conditions of the material; 2) long-term plans for both collections, including complete preservation and storage.

University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL 35115-3732)
Carey W. Heatherly (Project Director: May 2008 to March 2011)

PG-50523-09
Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2009 – 10/31/2010

Assessment of the University Archives and Preservation Plan at the University of Montevallo's Carmichael Library

A preservation assessment of the university archives and special collections documenting the history of the university and women's education in Alabama. The records also include the Olmstead Brothers' original design for the campus, a designated National Historic District.

The Library proposes to hire a Preservation Services Librarian, from SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network), as a consultant. This consultant will spend one and a half days evaluating Carmichael Library's preservation practices and policies. Also, the consultant will evaluate the condition of materials housed in the University Archives and the area used for housing. As a result of the visit, the consultant will produce an extensive report and submit it to Carmichael Library's Archivist and Director. The Archivist and Director will work to order supplies and equipment and to institute new practices recommended by the consultant. The goal of this visit is to facilitate Carmichael Library's creation of a functional research Archives, both physical and digital, and to insure each items longevity.

Ginger S. Frost
Samford University (Birmingham, AL 35229-0001)

FT-56547-09
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

[Grant products]

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 8/31/2009

"Strangers in the Blood": Illegitimacy in England, 1860-1939

Historians of illegitimacy have usually focused on infanticide trials, the New Poor Law of 1834, and child rescue work. This project will instead center on the legal and social consequences of growing up illegitimate in England and Wales between 1860 and 1939. An illegitimate child was literally parentless at law, and the first part of the book shows the difficulty of adjudicating for "fatherless" children in a patriarchal law system. The second part explores how families coped with illegitimacy, primarily by approximating the "regular" family, in blended and fictive forms. The continued legal and social discrimination led Parliament to pass the Legitimacy Act of 1926, a long overdue and highly limited act. Its passage and aftermath demonstrated the continued power of conservative forces in Britain until after World War II. Moreover, its application to the empire complicated meanings of citizenship, ethnicity, and nationality in an age of world upheaval and imperial decline.

Birmingham Public Library (Birmingham, AL 35203-2706)
Sandra Lee (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

LT-50077-09
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

The 1,000-square-foot panel exhibition examines baseball as a reflection of race relations in the United States, asking how baseball has shaped, and been shaped by, national identity and culture. Photographs, broadsides, team rosters, scorecards, and other baseball memorabilia would tell the story of black participation in baseball, from the integrated amateur leagues of the nineteenth century and the creation of segregated Negro Leagues in the Jim Crow era to Jackie Robinson's now-famous breaking of the color barrier in 1947.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: March 2009 to August 2011)

BH-50339-09
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

[Media coverage]

Totals:
$159,728 (approved)
$159,728 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

Stony the Road We Trod: Using America's Civil Rights Landmarks to Teach American History

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on the history and legacy of the Civil Rights movement in Alabama.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute requests support for a Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers titled " 'Stony the Road We Trod': Alabama's Role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement." The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will serve as the lead institution for a series of one-week scholarly presentations including experiential field studies at civil rights landmarks in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, Alabama. Teachers selected to take part in this interactive workshop experience will participate in lectures by scholars, meet and interact with iconic leaders and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, travel to important civil rights sites as well as sites dedicated to the preservation of civil rights history, review archival film footage and primary sources and use national history standards (or their own state standards) to develop curricular products.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Robert C. Stewart (Project Director: March 2009 to June 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: June 2012 to June 2011)

BC-50478-09
Grants for State Humanities Councils
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$114,370 (approved)
$114,370 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

We The People

The development of programs that include regional and cultural history for public audiences through the Road Scholars Speakers' Bureau; two teacher professional institutes - "Slavery in Alabama: Public Amnesia and Historical Memory" and "American Literature: From Discovery to the Civil War;" and bringing the "Journey Stories" travelling exhibition to rural communities.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) proposes to use its We The People (WTP) grant to: conduct two teacher institutes, 'slavery in Alabama: Public Amnesia and Historical Memory and American Literature: From Discovery to the Civil War; underwrite presentations in our Road Scholars speakers bureau program, which relate to American (including Alabama) history and culture; partially assist our Museum on Main Street "Journey Stories" exhibition; and promote our grants program with increased emphasis on WTP.

Scott Husby
University of Alabama, Birmingham (Birmingham, AL 35294-0002)

FA-53761-08
Fellowships for University Teachers
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2008 – 12/31/2008

A Working Census of Bookbindings on 15th-Century Incunables in American Library Collections

"A Working Census of Bookbindings on Incunables in American Library Collections" is a project to locate, record, and identify the bookbindings on 15th-century printed books (incunables) in American libraries. I am requesting support for one year (January 1 - December 31, 2008) to record the collections from the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. The data may be used by the libraries to enhance their existing catalogue records and will facilitate the comparison of incunable copies with collections already in the census. The project will thus provide a much-needed tool for book-history research, contributing to the study of the book trade in late medieval and early Renaissance Europe, the expansion of literacy, the growth of libraries, and the role of books in political and religious reform movements.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
David Campbell (Project Director: June 2007 to January 2009)
Bobby Whetstone (Project Director: January 2009 to January 2011)
Jim Noles (Project Director: January 2011 to December 2012)
John Rochester (Project Director: December 2012 to December 2013)
Guin Robinson (Project Director: December 2013 to February 2015)
Nancy Sanford (Project Director: February 2015 to present)

SO-50231-08
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$1,903,490 (approved)
$1,896,340 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2007 – 10/31/2012

Funding details:
Original grant (2008) $110,000
Supplement (2008) $453,450
Supplement (2009) $619,870
Supplement (2010) $713,020

State Humanities Program

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: March 2008 to June 2010)

BH-50294-08
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

Totals:
$170,000 (approved)
$170,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

"'Stony' the Road We Trod. . . ": Alabama's Role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute requests support for a Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers titled " '"Stony" the Road We Trod . . .': Alabama's Role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement." The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will serve as the lead institution for a series of three one-week scholarly presentations including experiential field studies at civil rights landmarks in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, Alabama. Teachers selected to take part in this interactive workshop experience will participate in lectures by scholars, meet and interact with iconic leaders and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, travel to important civil rights sites as well as sites dedicated to the preservation of civil rights history, review archival film footage and primary sources and use national history standards (or their own state standards) to develop curricular products.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Robert C. Stewart (Project Director: March 2008 to January 2012)
John Rochester (Project Director: February 2012 to May 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: May 2012 to June 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: June 2012 to May 2016)

BC-50404-08
Grants for State Humanities Councils
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$114,370 (approved)
$114,370 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

We the People

speakers bureau presentations, a teacher institute on the history and culture of Alabama's Gulf coast, the Museum on Main Street exhibition "New Harmonies," "We the People" grants, and the development of programming for "Picturing America."

The Alabama Humanities Foundation proposes to use its "We The People" (WTP) grant to: underwrite presentations in our Road Scholars speakers bureau program, which relate to American (including Alabama) history and culture; partially fund a one-week teacher institute, "History and Culture of Mobile and Alabama's Gulf Coast," partially assist our Museum on Main Street "New Harmonies" exhibition, promote our regrants program with emphasis on WTP, and develop programming for Picturing America.

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (Huntsville, AL 35804)
Sophie Wen-Ling Young (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

LT-50031-08
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

The 1,000-square-foot panel exhibition examines baseball as a reflection of race relations in the culture. Photographs, broadsides, team rosters, scorecards, and other baseball memorabilia would tell the story of black participation in baseball, from the integrated amateur leagues of the nineteenth century and the creation of segregated Negro Leagues in the Jim Crow era to Jackie Robinson's now-famous breaking of the color barrier in 1947.

Bevill State Community College (Jasper, AL 35501-4962)
John Paul Myrick (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

LS-50131-08
Small Grants to Libraries: John Adams Unbound
Public Programs

Totals:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2008 – 12/31/2012

John Adams Unbound: A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

"John Adams Unbound" is a traveling exhibition based upon a larger exhibition of the same name developed by the Boston Public Library. The exhibition uses the lens of John Adams's personal library of 3,500 volumes -- deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894 -- to reveal and examine for a national audience how the intellectual content and the historical context of Adams's reading reflected, shaped, and informed his world and revolutionary views. The story told in the exhibition is that of a great man committed to a lifelong scholarly humanistic endeavor that profoundly influenced his beliefs and actions. The exhibition travels to 20 public and academic libraries; a planning seminar for librarians and related educational materials support the tour.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: March 2006 to October 2008)

BH-50201-07
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

Totals:
$217,000 (approved)
$217,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2007

Stony the Road We Trod: Alabama's Role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Three one-week workshops for 150 school teachers to study the civil rights movement through historic sites in Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, Alabama.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Robert C. Stewart (Project Director: March 2007 to June 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: June 2012 to September 2008)

BC-50348-07
Grants for State Humanities Councils
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$98,980 (approved)
$98,980 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 12/31/2008

We the People

To support speakers bureau presentations on Alabama history and culture, a teacher institute on Alabama's Black Belt, the "New Harmonies" traveling exhibition, and a special We The People grant initiative.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation proposes to use its “We The People” (WTP) grant to: underwrite presentations in our Road Scholars speakers bureau program, which relate to American (including Alabama) history and culture; partially fund a one-week teacher institute, “Prisms of Place II: Alabama’s Black Belt;” partially assist our Museum on Main Street “New Harmonies” exhibition; and boost our regrants program with a special initiative on WTP.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Robert C. Stewart (Project Director: March 2006 to June 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: June 2012 to May 2009)

BC-50290-06
Grants for State Humanities Councils
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$98,980 (approved)
$98,980 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 12/31/2007

We the People in Alabama

a one-week teacher institute on Alabama's Black Belt, the traveling exhibition, "Between Fences," "My United States" family reading program, speakers bureau presentations and a grant program for projects in American history and culture.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) proposes to use its We The People (WTP) allocation to: underwrite presentations in our ongoing speakers bureau program that relate to American (including Alabama) history and culture; conduct a one-week teacher institute, “Prisms of Place: Alabama’s Black Belt;” support our Museum on Main Street “Between Fences” exhibition, “My United States” project, and boost our grants program with an initiative on WTP.

Alabama Historical Commission (Montgomery, AL 36104-4236)
Clyde Harris Eller (Project Director: May 2004 to January 2006)

PA-50944-05
Preservation/Access Projects
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 6/30/2006

Enhancing an Environmental Monitoring Program for Historic Sites

A workshop on environmental monitoring for the staff of 13 historic sites across Alabama, which are managed by the Alabama Historical Commission.

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Clark E. Center (Project Director: May 2004 to March 2009)

PA-50979-05
Preservation/Access Projects
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 6/30/2006

Preservation Assessment of Special Collections

A general preservation survey of the collections, facilities, and practices of the W. S. Hoole Special Collections library.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
William B. Keller (Project Director: June 2004 to December 2004)
Elaine W. Hughes (Project Director: December 2004 to December 2006)
David Campbell (Project Director: December 2006 to January 2009)
Bobby Whetstone (Project Director: January 2009 to January 2011)
Jim Noles (Project Director: January 2011 to December 2012)
John Rochester (Project Director: December 2012 to December 2013)
Guin Robinson (Project Director: December 2013 to February 2015)
Nancy Sanford (Project Director: February 2015 to June 2011)

SO-50060-05
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$1,699,264 (approved)
$1,690,410 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2004 – 10/31/2009

Funding details:
Original grant (2005) $120,000
Supplement (2005) $443,864
Supplement (2006) $563,096
Supplement (2007) $563,450

State Humanities Program

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: August 2004 to September 2006)

BH-50051-05
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

Totals:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 12/31/2005

Stony the Road We Trod: Using Alabama's Civil Rights Landmarks to Teach American History

Four one-week summer workshops for 200 teachers on the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, to be held at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Joyce de Vries
Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)

FT-53635-05
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2005 – 8/31/2005

Power, Gender, and Cultural Production in the Court of Caterina Sforza (1463-1509)

My project focuses on the collection and patronage practices of Caterina Sforza and cultural production and consumption within her court. I argue that visual and material culture was fundamental in Sforza’s self-creation as a magnificent and indomitable regent in late 15th-century Italy. Within my analysis, I reveal the complexities and paradoxes of Renaissance women’s agency and sexuality; argue that provincial courts provide information crucial to our understanding of the relationship between politics and culture; and demonstrate that a comprehensive study of the princely courts requires a broad range of visual and material sources and interdisciplinary methods. I am seeking support for the final stage of work on this book project.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Robert C. Stewart (Project Director: March 2005 to June 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: June 2012 to September 2006)

BC-50232-05
Grants for State Humanities Councils
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$71,290 (approved)
$71,290 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006

We the People in Alabama

Presentations in the Speakers Bureau program that relate to American history and culture; a one-week residential intitute for teachers on Southern literature; and promotional activities related to the Foundation's grant opportunities.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) proposes to use its We The People (WTP) allocation to: (1) underwrite presentations in our ongoing Speakers Bureau program that relate to American (including Alabama) history and culture; (2) conduct a one-week residential teacher institute, “Sunshine and Shadow: Comedy, Condemnation, and Contemplation in Southern Literature;” and (3) boost the grants program with a special initiative on WTP.

Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)
Lynn B. Williams (Project Director: March 2005 to present)

GL-50646-05
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives
Public Programs

Totals:
$1,000 (approved)
$1,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2005 – 4/30/2008

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America

No project description available

George C. Wallace State Community College (Dothan, AL 36303-0943)
Linda Smith York (Project Director: April 2005 to September 2007)

EZ-50119-05
Faculty Humanities Workshops
Education Programs

Totals:
$29,811 (approved)
$29,811 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2005 – 12/31/2007

Alabama Storytellers and Myths: A Legacy of Lore

A series of interdisciplinary faculty workshops on the "mythology" of the South and the role of Alabama writers in contributing to such a mythology.

Wallace Community College proposes a series of faculty workshops to study the influence and impact of Alabama myths and stories on the curricula at the College. The primary goal of the workshops is to enrich the participants’ understanding of the wisdom and power found in myths and stories so that they will draw from Alabama’s rich sources of lore to teach their students, to reinvent their classes relevant to the lives and times of their students, to reach out to their colleagues, and to remind themselves of their own unique stories.

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Robert C. Stewart (Project Director: September 2005 to June 2012)
David Armand DeKeyser (Project Director: June 2012 to March 2007)

SP-50001-05
State Projects
Federal/State Partnership

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2005 – 8/31/2006

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief

The AHF will direct its disaster relief programming and funds to small libraries and cultural institutions in the affected areas of Mobile County and southwest Alabama. This may include book purchases, Motheread programming, and oral history initiatives.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: August 2003 to September 2006)

BH-50004-04
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

Totals:
$301,000 (approved)
$301,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2004 – 3/31/2005

Stony the Road We Trod: Using Alabama's Civil Rights Landmarks to Teach American History

Four one-week workshops to study the historical evidence that documents the events leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
William Frank Bomar (Project Director: September 2003 to October 2005)

GM-50204-04
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations
Public Programs

Totals:
$39,978 (approved)
$39,978 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 6/30/2005

Guardians of the Sacred Path: Planning for a New Permanent Exhibit at Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Archaeological Park, a unit of the University of Alabama, requests an NEH Planning Grant of $40,000 to develop new interpretive exhibits at this National Landmark site. Funding is requested to support a one year planning period during which staff from Moundville Archaeological Park will work closely with an advisory group to further develop exhibit themes, select artifacts, and pose key questions that the new exhibits will seek to answer, or in many cases, pose questions to be presented in the exhibits for contemplation by visitors. While a broad exhibit concept has been developed for the museum exhibits, this expanded planning process will flesh out themes and turn the broad concept into a fully developed exhibition plan.

Penelope Anne Ingram
Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)

FT-52891-04
Summer Stipends
Research Programs

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 8/31/2004

The Outlaw Ned Kelly and Australian National Identity

I propose to examine changing conceptions of Australian national identity from the 19thC. to the present as articulated through cultural representations of the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. Since his execution in 1880, Kelly has been the subject of 12 stage plays, numerous ballads and poems, 30 books, a famous series of paintings, and 10 films. He was also represented at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000. I wish to examine the significance and resurgence of the Kelly legend in various periods of Australian history, inquiring how Kelly becomes a template for prevailing national preoccupations, specifically the convict past, English/Irish relations, and the nation's ongoing debate about its ties to the British Crown.