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FT-229986-15

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

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Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; History of Religion; Medieval Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2015 – 7/31/2015


BH-231421-15

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

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

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/1/2016


FA-57970-14

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

Project fields:
Intellectual History; U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
8/1/2014 – 7/31/2015


SO-50578-14

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)
State Humanities Program

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + match):
$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) $533,610
Supplement (2014) $10,000
Supplement (2014) $7,200
Supplement (2015) $1,100
Supplement (2015) $152,000
Supplement (2015) $571,610
Supplement (2015) $7,200
Supplement (2016) $1,100
Supplement (2016) $145,000
Supplement (2016) $-1,100
Supplement (2016) $585,920
Supplement (2016) $7,200
Supplement (2016) $2,400
Supplement (2016) $15,000
Supplement (2017) $1,700


AB-50158-14

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

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Initiatives: HBCUs

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015


FT-61088-13

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

Project fields:
Medieval Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2013 – 7/31/2013


FT-61268-13

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2013 – 7/31/2013


FT-59603-12

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

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Project fields:
British Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2012 – 7/31/2012


FT-59612-12

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

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2012 – 7/31/2012


FT-59990-12

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

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2012 – 7/31/2012


BH-50538-12

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 12/31/2013


LB-50062-12

Birmingham Public Library (Birmingham, AL 35203)
Sandra Lee (Project Director: March 2012 to present)
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.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: America's Music

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
8/1/2012 – 12/31/2013


LB-50079-12

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: America's Music

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
8/1/2012 – 12/31/2013


PG-51304-11

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

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
3/1/2011 – 8/31/2012


PG-51424-11

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

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012


SO-50400-11

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)
State Humanities Program

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + match):
$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) $170,000
Supplement (2011) $21,674
Supplement (2011) $393,756
Supplement (2011) $30,000
Supplement (2011) $28,900
Supplement (2011) $900
Supplement (2012) $105,000
Supplement (2012) $583,640
Supplement (2012) $14,400
Supplement (2013) $1,100
Supplement (2013) $190,000
Supplement (2013) $152,000
Supplement (2013) $309,870
Supplement (2013) $12,500
Supplement (2013) $1,100


AP-50085-11

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Picturing America School Collaboration Projects

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
12/1/2011 – 5/31/2013


LJ-50008-11

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

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: King James Bible

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2012 – 4/30/2012


LJ-50079-11

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

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: King James Bible

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2011 – 3/31/2013


PG-50839-10

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

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 6/30/2011


FT-57587-10

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

Project fields:
British History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 9/30/2010


FT-58268-10

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

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 9/30/2010


BC-50520-10

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)
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.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

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

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011


PG-50480-09

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2009 – 6/30/2010


PG-50523-09

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

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
5/1/2009 – 10/31/2010


FT-56547-09

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

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Project fields:
British History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 8/31/2009


LT-50077-09

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 12/31/2012


BH-50339-09

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

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Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2009 – 12/31/2010


BC-50478-09

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)
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.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

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

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 12/31/2010


FA-53761-08

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

Project fields:
Medieval Studies

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2008 – 12/31/2008


SO-50231-08

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)
State Humanities Program

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + match):
$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) $110,000
Supplement (2008) $321,200
Supplement (2008) $21,500
Supplement (2008) $750
Supplement (2009) $281,000
Supplement (2009) $316,570
Supplement (2009) $21,400
Supplement (2009) $900
Supplement (2010) $110,000
Supplement (2010) $580,420
Supplement (2010) $21,400
Supplement (2010) $1,200


BH-50294-08

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2008 – 12/31/2009


BC-50404-08

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)
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.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

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

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 12/31/2009


LT-50031-08

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


LS-50131-08

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Small Grants to Libraries: John Adams Unbound

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
11/1/2008 – 12/31/2012


BH-50201-07

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

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2007


BC-50348-07

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)
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.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

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

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 12/31/2008


BC-50290-06

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)
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.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

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

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 12/31/2007


PA-50944-05

Alabama Historical Commission (Montgomery, AL 36130-0001)
Clyde Harris Eller (Project Director: May 2004 to January 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.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 6/30/2006


PA-50979-05

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

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

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 6/30/2006


SO-50060-05

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)
State Humanities Program

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + match):
$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) $421,200
Supplement (2005) $1,164
Supplement (2005) $21,500
Supplement (2006) $536,000
Supplement (2006) $26,700
Supplement (2006) $396
Supplement (2007) $110,000
Supplement (2007) $150,000
Supplement (2007) $75,000
Supplement (2007) $201,500
Supplement (2007) $26,200
Supplement (2007) $750


BH-50051-05

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

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 12/31/2005


FT-53635-05

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

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2005 – 8/31/2005


BC-50232-05

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)
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.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

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

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006


GL-50646-05

Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)
Lynn B. Williams (Project Director: March 2005 to present)
Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2005 – 4/30/2008


EZ-50119-05

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

Project fields:
Folklore and Folklife

Program:
Faculty Humanities Workshops

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
10/1/2005 – 12/31/2007


SP-50001-05

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)
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.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Projects

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

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

Grant period:
9/1/2005 – 8/31/2006


BH-50004-04

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

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
1/1/2004 – 3/31/2005


GM-50204-04

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

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 6/30/2005


FT-52891-04

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

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 8/31/2004


RZ-50220-04

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Michael D. Picone (Project Director: November 2003 to July 2009)
Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Publication of two volumes of essays deriving from papers delivered at the LAVIS III Symposium, exploring language variety in the American South. The results of the conference will also be disseminated electronically on a website.

A proposal for support for publication and related website that will present state-of-the-art research on linguistic variation in the American South, resulting from the LAVIS III Symposium to be held at the University of Alabama, April 2004. The co-editors of the two-volume publication are the organizers of the LAVIS III Symposium. Historical perspectives will focus on indigenous languages, links to the Caribbean, and the nature of the historical European linguistic mix. Contemporary perspectives will focus on the complexity of relationship between black and white speech, current language contact, new frameworks and technologies for qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and the use of innovative methodologies in approaching an expanded object of study including perceptual dialectology, discourse analysis and pragmatics, language ideology, and the representation of Southern speech in the media. Traditional notions of "race" in dialectology and sociolinguistics will be critiqued.

Project fields:
Linguistics

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 6/30/2008


BC-50176-04

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
William B. Keller (Project Director: March 2004 to December 2004)
Elaine W. Hughes (Project Director: December 2004 to September 2006)
We the People in Alabama

A one-week institute for secondary school teachers on the Harlem Renaissance, public programs to accompany the exhibition "Key Ingredients," and a grant program on themes and events in American history and culture.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation proposes to use its We the People (WTP) allocation to: (1) boost its grants program for a special iniative on WTP; (2) conduct a one-week residential institute on the literature and art of the Harlem Renaissance for secondary school teachers; and (3) underwrite the presentation and related programs for the "Key Ingredients" Smithsonian exhibition in six small Alabama towns.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + match):
$63,100 (approved)
$63,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2004 – 10/31/2005


GM-50339-04

Museum of Mobile (Mobile, AL 36602-3101)
Ashley Claire Grantham (Project Director: March 2004 to June 2005)
How Far Have We Come? A Case Study of Segregated Mobile, Alabama

Consultation with scholars and museum experts to develop an intergenerational oral history project examining the history of Mobile during the Jim Crow era.

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2004 – 2/28/2005


PA-50138-03

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Eugene M. Futato (Project Director: July 2002 to January 2006)
Cataloging Prehistoric and Historic Archaeological Collections from Alabama

The cataloging of archaeological collections assembled by the Alabama Museum of Natural History from 1,100 surveys and nearly 100 excavations of prehistoric and historic sites in Alabama.

Project fields:
Archaeology

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$211,961 (approved)
$211,961 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2003 – 4/30/2005


FT-51481-03

James R. Otteson
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Protagoras Resurrected: Moral Theory in the Scottish Enlightenment

I plan to use the stipend to fund work on my book, Protagoras Resurrected: Moral Theory in the Scottish Enlightenment. In my book Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life (Cambridge University Press, 2002), I argue that Smith develops a market-style model for understanding the creation, growth, and maintenance of large-scale human social institutions. Others working in the same veins include notably David Hume, Adam Ferguson, John Millar, and Dugald Stewart. In Protagoras Resurrected I propose to look at the work of these figures to see exactly what their explanations for social institutions were, in what ways they used market-style explanations, and what exactly these models were intended to explain.

Project fields:
History of Philosophy

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2003 – 7/31/2003


GL-50006-03

Birmingham Public Library (Birmingham, AL 35203)
Jim Baggett (Project Director: January 2003 to present)
Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

A traveling panel exhibition and related public programs that reexamines President Lincoln's efforts toward the abolition of slavery during the Civil War.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2003 – 2/28/2006


GL-50246-03

University of Alabama Libraries (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487)
Mary Alice Fields (Project Director: February 2003 to present)
Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend

No project description available

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2003 – 8/31/2004


GM-50125-03

Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL 35203-2278)
Emily G. Hanna (Project Director: April 2003 to April 2005)
Art of the Bwa

Consultation with art historians and an archaeologist in preparation for a traveling exhibition on the art of the Bwa people of Burkina Faso.

Project fields:
Gender Studies

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2003 – 10/31/2004


GL-50321-03

Birmingham Public Library (Birmingham, AL 35203)
William Darby (Project Director: April 2003 to present)
The Sixties: America's Decade of Crisis and Change

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2003 – 12/31/2004


HP-30009-02

Burritt on the Mountain - A Living Museum (Huntsville, AL 35801)
James L. Powers (Project Director: September 2001 to February 2004)
Living with Nature

Preliminary planning for interpretive themes and strategies that will guide visitors through a new on site orientation center.

Project fields:
American Studies

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$9,990 (approved)
$9,990 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2002 – 4/30/2003


SO-21752-02

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Michael E. Malone (Project Director: June 2001 to December 2002)
Nancy G. Anderson (Project Director: December 2002 to November 2003)
William B. Keller (Project Director: November 2003 to October 2005)
Elaine W. Hughes (Project Director: October 2005 to December 2006)
David Campbell (Project Director: December 2006 to December 2006)
State Humanities Program

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + match):
$1,690,861 (approved)
$1,690,861 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2001 – 10/31/2006

Funding details:
Original grant (2002) $100,000
Supplement (2002) $440,900
Supplement (2002) $21,800
Supplement (2002) $698
Supplement (2003) $100,000
Supplement (2003) $100,000
Supplement (2003) $75,000
Supplement (2003) $265,800
Supplement (2003) $21,900
Supplement (2003) $479
Supplement (2004) $100,000
Supplement (2004) $441,100
Supplement (2004) $750
Supplement (2004) $21,600
Supplement (2004) $834


HR-20463-02

Barbara A. Baker
Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL 36088-1923)
Albert Murray: An American Blues Hero and Tuskegee Legend

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Faculty Research Awards

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2003 – 6/30/2003


PA-24395-02

Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL 36088-1923)
Juanita M. Roberts (Project Director: April 2002 to December 2003)
Preservation Needs Assessment

A preservation assessment of archives, manuscripts, and books related to the institutional history of the university as well African American history from the 1600s to the late twentieth century.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
9/1/2002 – 7/31/2003


PA-24398-02

University of Alabama, Huntsville (Huntsville, AL 35805-1911)
Anne Coleman (Project Director: April 2002 to March 2003)
Architectural Collection of Harvie P. Jones Historical Collection

A preservation assessment of two of the university library's collections, which include books, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, maps, and other items related to regional social, economic, and architectural history from the 19th century to the 1990s.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$3,431 (approved)
$3,431 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2002 – 12/31/2002


ED-22175-02

Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)
John W. Saye (Project Director: October 2001 to November 2005)
Reasoning about Critical Issues of the Civil Rights Movement

A website, CD-ROM, and professional development activities for school on important issues and events of the Civil Rights movement in the United States.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals (outright + match):
$225,000 (approved)
$225,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 4/30/2005


FT-46458-02

Rafe Blaufarb
Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)
The Proces des Tailles: A Study in the Rise and Fall of French Absolutism, 1547-1789

No project description available

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2001 – 9/30/2002


FT-46571-02

Janis B. Nuckolls
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Linguistic Representations of Nature Among Quechua Speakers and Their Functions in Discourse (Ecuador)

No project description available

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2002 – 9/30/2002


GL-21797-02

Tuscaloosa Public Library (Tuscaloosa, AL 35401)
Judy L. Howington (Project Director: September 2001 to June 2002)
Bard of the People: The Life and Times of John Steinbeck

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
12/1/2001 – 11/30/2002


GL-21809-02

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library (Leeds, AL 35094)
Katherine D. Cole (Project Director: September 2001 to June 2002)
Bard of the People: The Life and Times of John Steinbeck

No project description available

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
12/1/2001 – 11/30/2002


GL-22014-02

University of Alabama, Birmingham (Birmingham, AL 35294-0002)
Stefanie Rookis (Project Director: January 2002 to June 2002)
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

No project description available

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Humanities Projects in Libraries and Archives

Division:
Public Programs

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

Grant period:
3/1/2002 – 12/31/2004


HI-20962-02

Miles College (Fairfield, AL 35064-2621)
Daniel S. Murphree (Project Director: June 2001 to October 2002)
Public History Program/Building Primary Research Materials

To support the development of a public history program and the acquisition of materials for primary research in history.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Presidentially Designated Institutions

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$25,465 (approved)
$25,465 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2002 – 6/30/2002


HP-20041-01

Artemis Media Project (Montgomery, AL 36104)
Kathie Farnell (Project Director: September 2000 to October 2001)
American Dialects Radio Modules

Consultation to produce a series of radio modules and website which examine how expressions used in daily speech reflect a community's history, culture, and lifestyle.

Project fields:
Media Studies

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 5/31/2001


HP-20049-01

Alabama State Council on the Arts (Montgomery, AL 36104)
Thomas R. Davenport (Project Director: September 2000 to October 2001)
An American Folklife Film Website

Consultation with a team of scholars, archivists, filmmakers, and technical experts to design a website archive of existing folklore films.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2000 – 3/31/2001


HP-20082-01

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Alan M. Blum (Project Director: September 2000 to October 2001)
Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society

Consultation among historians, curators and archival staff to select interpretive themes and formats to make public a unique archive on the social, cultural, economic and medical histories of tobacco in the U.S.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$7,566 (approved)
$3,845 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 5/31/2001


HP-20099-01

Auburn University (Auburn, AL 36849-0001)
Allen T. Cronenberg (Project Director: April 2001 to December 2004)
Transforming America: Alabama and the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Consultation to plan a public conference with related reading and film discussions, traveling exhibitions and curricular materials commemorating civil rights events of the 1950s and 60s.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$9,990 (approved)
$9,990 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2004


HA-20104-01

Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL 35203-2278)
Melissa B. Falkner (Project Director: April 2001 to October 2002)
Environmental Monitoring and Lighting Equipment Acquisition

The purchase of light monitoring equipment to assess the lighting conditions that affect the museum's world art collections. (12 months)

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$3,837 (approved)
$3,837 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002


HA-20146-01

Lowndes County Probate Office (Haynesvill, AL 36040)
John E. Hulett (Project Director: April 2001 to July 2002)
Preservation of County Records

Purchase of archival supplies, storage furniture, and environmental monitoring equipment to stabilize archival materials that document the history of 19th- and 20th-century south Alabama. (4 months)

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$4,506 (approved)
$4,506 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 3/31/2002


HA-20186-01

University of Alabama, Birmingham (Birmingham, AL 35294-0002)
Patty A. Pilkerton (Project Director: April 2001 to April 2002)
Disaster Recovery Project for Sterne Library

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment to assess storage conditions and the purchase of supplies to preserve library and archival collections related to the study of literature and history. (4 months)

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$4,084 (approved)
$4,084 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 12/31/2001


HA-20190-01

University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL 36688-3053)
Elisa M. Baldwin (Project Director: April 2001 to July 2002)
Implementation of Preservation Assessment Recommendations

The purchase of archival supplies and storage furniture to rehouse court records that document the legal, social, and economic history of 19th- and 20th-century southwest Alabama. (12 months)

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$4,891 (approved)
$4,891 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002


HE-20053-01

Baldwin County Board of Education (Bay Minette, AL 36507-4180)
Nancy Danley (Project Director: April 2001 to March 2003)
Humanities Scholar in Residence

A collaborative effort between the schools in the county and the public library to involve students in compiling from primary sources and interviews a multicultural history of Baldwin county.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Humanities Scholar in Residence Awards

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002


HI-20858-01

Gadsden State Community College (Gadsden, AL 35902-0227)
Bettye J. Knowles (Project Director: June 2000 to June 2003)
Oral and Visual History and Archives Collection of the Pre- Integrated Carver Community (1936-71)

The efforts of this historically black college to document the history of the Carver High School and its surrounding community from 1936 to its closure in 1971.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Presidentially Designated Institutions

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$23,365 (approved)
$23,365 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 12/31/2002


HI-20874-01

Miles College (Fairfield, AL 35064-2621)
Robert Cassanello (Project Director: June 2000 to February 2002)
Designing a Miles College History Major

The design of a new history major at this historically black college.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Presidentially Designated Institutions

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$24,611 (approved)
$24,611 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 6/30/2001


HI-20894-01

Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL 36088-1923)
Barbara A. Baker (Project Director: June 2000 to November 2003)
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Humanities at Tuskegee University

An interdisciplinary faculty development conference for humanities faculty members at this historically black university.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Presidentially Designated Institutions

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$25,489 (approved)
$25,489 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 3/31/2003


ED-22117-01

Miles College (Fairfield, AL 35064-2621)
Robert Cassanello (Project Director: April 2001 to January 2003)
Incorporating Global History

A planning effort involving faculty in the Division of Social and Behavioral Science to infuse the history curriculum with global themes and topics.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$11,912 (approved)
$11,912 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 8/31/2002


ED-22145-01

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Elizabeth K. Wilson (Project Director: April 2001 to August 2003)
Alabama: Focus on Civil Rights

A professional and curriculum development for teachers from a high school in Holt, Alabama, concentrating on the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on the state of Alabama and the nation.

Project fields:
Education

Program:
Education Development and Demonstration

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$24,857 (approved)
$24,857 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2001 – 3/31/2003


HR-20229-01

Robert Cassanello
Miles College (Fairfield, AL 35064-2621)
America's Forgotten Struggle: The Jim Crow Streetcar Boycotts

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Faculty Research Awards

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2002 – 7/31/2002


HR-20237-01

A. Caroline Gebhard
Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL 36088-1923)
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Making a Negro Literature

No project description available

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Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Faculty Research Awards

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2002 – 7/31/2002


HS-20029-01

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Angela Fisher-Hall (Project Director: April 2001 to May 2003)
Crossing Bridges in Education

No project description available

Project fields:
African American Studies; Education; History, General

Program:
Model Humanities Projects (ER Title Ia)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2001 – 9/30/2002


PA-23836-01

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Michael E. Malone (Project Director: January 2001 to December 2002)
Nancy G. Anderson (Project Director: December 2002 to April 2003)
An Online Encyclopedia for the State of Alabama: Planning

Planning for an online encyclopedia for the state.

Project fields:
U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$49,096 (approved)
$49,096 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2001 – 6/30/2002


HS-20008-00

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Michael E. Malone (Project Director: November 2000 to April 2003)
Model Humanities Project: Alabama Humanities Foundation

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Model Humanities Projects (ER Title Ia)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$25,000 (approved)
$25,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1999 – 5/31/2001

Funding details:
Original grant (2000) $20,000
Supplement (2001) $5,000


HR-20020-00

Edward L. Bond
Alabama A&M University (Normal, AL 35762-7500)
James Blair and the Idea of America: Religion, Race, and Power in Early Virginia

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Faculty Research Awards

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 7/31/2001


HR-20029-00

Andrei A. Znamenski
Alabama State University (Montgomery, AL 36104-5716)
Shaping Indigenous Christianity: Dena'ina Indians and the Russian Orthodox Church 1840s-1990s

No project description available

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Faculty Research Awards

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$24,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2000 – 7/31/2002


HP-20002-00

University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
Tom Rieland (Project Director: May 2000 to October 2001)
Voices From Slavery

To support consultation meetings with scholars and production personnel to develop a documentary film based on WPA ex-slave narratives.

Project fields:
African American Studies

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 12/31/2000


HP-20007-00

Bevill State Community College (Jasper, AL 35501-4962)
Betsy Lavanna (Project Director: May 2000 to June 2001)
Interpretation of the Life of Carl Elliott for Display of His Home as a Public Museum

To support consultation with museum planners and historians to develop a plan for interpreting the life and career of Southern political leader Carl Elliott.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 2/28/2001


HP-20008-00

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Wayne Coleman (Project Director: May 2000 to October 2001)
Place, Space and Protest in America

To support consultation with scholars to refine the themes for a website examining the development of social protest movements in America.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 3/31/2001


HP-20021-00

Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL 36689)
Joseph B. Schenk (Project Director: May 2000 to November 2001)
Exploring a 300-Year Legacy of Diversity

To support consultation with museum experts, scholars, and schoolteachers to shape programs for children and families on the history and cultures of Mobile, Alabama.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Consultation Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 7/31/2001


HA-20008-00

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL 35203-1911)
Wayne Coleman (Project Director: April 2000 to July 2001)
Preservation Assessment of Archives

A preservation assessment of collections of personal papers, organizational records, photographs, audiotapes, and videotapes that are related to Birmingham's role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 3/31/2001


HA-20034-00

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (Calera, AL 35205)
William Appling Boone (Project Director: April 2000 to March 2001)
Preservation Needs Assessment

A preservation assessment of books, photographs, and paper-based collections that are related to the history of railroads in Alabama and the United States.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 1/31/2001


HA-20038-00

Historic Huntsville Foundation (Huntsville, AL 35801)
Patricia H. Ryan (Project Director: April 2000 to October 2001)
Preservation of Harrison Brothers Hardware Store Materials

A preservation assessment of paper-based collections that document the economic, cultural, and social life of 19th- and 20th-century Huntsville, Alabama.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2001 – 6/30/2001


HA-20087-00

University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL 36688-3053)
Michael R.V. Thomason (Project Director: April 2000 to May 2001)
Preservation Assessment of Archives

A preservation assessment of photographic and video collections that are related to the legal, political, social, industrial, and Civil Rights history of 19th- and 20th-century southern Alabama.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation - Assistance Grants (ER Title Ib)

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 5/31/2001


FB-36496-00

Colin J. Davis
University of Alabama, Birmingham (Birmingham, AL 35294-0002)
Revolt on the Waterfront: Dockworkers in New York City and London during the Post-World War II Years

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 5/31/2001


FT-44848-00

Kari Frederickson
University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0001)
The Cold War in Dixie: Defense Spending and the Transformation of the South, 1945-1980

No project description available

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2000 – 9/30/2000


FT-45481-00

Ginger S. Frost
Samford University (Birmingham, AL 35229-0001)
As Husband and Wife: Cohabitation in 19th-Century England

No project description available

Project fields:
British History

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2000 – 9/30/2000


CH-20625-00

Alabama State University (Montgomery, AL 36104-5716)
Janice R. Franklin (Project Director: May 1999 to September 2003)
Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture.

Endowment for programs, preservation of documents, and faculty development workshops on the history of civil rights and African-American culture.

Project fields:
Library Science

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Totals (matching):
$500,000 (offered)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1997 – 7/31/2003