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AV-279572-21

Regents of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3733)
Max Shulman (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Jennifer Kling (Co Project Director: March 2021 to present)
To the Battlefield and Back Again: Conversations on War, Trauma, and Life After Service

A preparatory program and three discussion groups for 60 veteran and active-duty service members from Colorado Springs and surrounding areas.

To the Battlefield and Back Again: Conversations on War, Trauma, and Life After Service, seeks to facilitate an extended, community-based exploration of three themes: “Discourses on Going to War,” “The Modern Battlefield: Warfighters and Trauma,” and “Coming Home/Home Front.” Within each theme, we will consider the Trojan War, World War II, and Afghanistan/Iraq, enabling participants to situate and compare diverse military experiences across time and cultures. Leaders and participants in each thematically-based discussion group will come from the Colorado Springs civilian and veteran communities, and from the many active-duty service members and military-associated civilians who are housed in and around the military installations in the Colorado Springs/Pikes Peak region.

Project fields:
Ethics; Philosophy, Other; Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,173 (approved)
$98,173 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 4/30/2023


AV-279585-21

SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo (Amherst, NY 14228-2577)
Vasiliki Neofotistos (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Lisa Butler (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Bonnie Vest (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Developing a Sense of Meaningful Belonging Among Veterans

A six-day training program for six leaders and two monthly discussion programs for 15-20 participants, to be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo and surrounding area.

The University at Buffalo, in collaboration with the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries, and the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, proposes a project, titled “Developing a Sense of Meaningful Belonging Among Veterans.” The project will take place from 05/2021 until 10/2022 in Buffalo, NY. The project consists of an in-person six-day preparatory program to train six discussion leaders, and of two in-person series of six monthly discussion programs for veterans. The project also includes an exhibition of veterans’ photographs and a public panel discussion at the downtown Public Library in April 2022. The project aims to facilitate rich discussions and deep reflections on how veterans establish meaningful social connections and support veterans in this quest. The project team comprises humanities scholars, a social scientist, a discussion facilitation expert, and an Army combat veteran and social worker.

Project fields:
History, General; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 10/31/2022


AV-279589-21

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Alisha Ali (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Joe Salvatore (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Life After Prison, Life After War: Veterans in Transition to Civilian Life

A discussion leader training program and three eight-week discussion groups for 70 incarcerated veterans, co-sponsored with the DE-CRUIT program.

New York University, the DE-CRUIT Veterans Transition Program, and NYU’s Prison Education Program propose a series of discussion groups for veterans who have been previously incarcerated. The groups will examine writings by Shakespeare and other plays, poetry, short prose, and historical texts and will apply that examination to an analysis of events and experiences connected to World War I and the War in Afghanistan. The discussions will illuminate the following themes: (a) the insights that can be gained from exploring war and the veteran experience in supporting the post-prison transition, and (b) the role of camaraderie and community in overcoming trauma and readjusting to civilian life. All of the veterans who will train to be discussion leaders will have previously completed the DE-CRUIT program and have served as DE-CRUIT facilitators. Authors of many of the key humanities sources will co-lead discussions of their writings alongside the veteran discussion leaders.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,910 (approved)
$99,910 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 4/30/2023


AV-279594-21

Utah State University (Logan, UT 84322-1400)
Susan R. Grayzel (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Molly Swanson Cannon (Co Project Director: April 2021 to present)
Bringing War Home: Object Stories, Memory, and Modern War

The training of student veterans to lead statewide public discussions for veterans and civilians on the experiences and commemoration of war through material culture.

Bringing War Home enables participants to develop a deeper understanding of the material world of modern war and its incorporation into our families and our efforts to memorialize and commemorate these conflicts. We will do so in several ways. First, through community conversations, aimed at bridging the divide between combatant and civilian memories of war, of Tim O’Brien’s classic story of the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried. Second, by co-teaching a web broadcast class on the material culture and history of 20th-century war that trains students especially those who are veterans to collect and document material culture narratives. Third, via public events featuring workshops on material culture preservation and oral history, where veterans and families are encouraged to bring objects from their own collections for documentation and inclusion in our digital archive. Finally, through community discussions based on the object stories collected in the digital archive.

Project fields:
American Studies; Anthropology

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,890 (approved)
$99,890 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 4/30/2023


AV-279598-21

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
Henry Carl Bayerle (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Talking about Service: The Concept of Duty from Ancient Rome to WWII and Vietnam.

A graduate course to prepare Emory students to lead discussions for veterans, followed by their facilitation of four parallel discussion series on the experiences of war read through The Aeneid and selected works on the Vietnam War.

Emory University proposes to organize a program of discussion groups that will meet five times. In Talking about Service, participants will explore aspects of the concept of duty from wars in ancient Rome to World War II and Vietnam through a close reading of Virgil's Aeneid, transcriptions from interviews of veterans collected over the past ten years in Georgia, and other historical documents. They will also discuss readings from the anthology Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian and Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History by Wallace Terry. A discussion leader preparation program will draw on the expertise of Emory faculty. A distinctive feature of this application is the institutional context, which includes a vibrant Humanities Center and significant relationships with regional Veterans Administration services, the Centers for Disease Control, and an extensive network of health and wellness programming designed specifically for veterans.

Project fields:
Classical Literature; U.S. History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$67,935 (approved)
$67,935 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2022


AV-279607-21

Longwood University (Farmville, VA 23909-1800)
Eric B. Hodges (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Civil War, Civil Rights, and Civic Duty: The African American Experience of War

The training of 10 veterans to co-facilitate two series of humanities-based discussions of African American combat veterans’ experiences in the Civil War, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Civil War, Civil Rights, and Civic Duty: The African American Experience of War, a project of Longwood University, will focus on the neglected narrative of the African American experience of war. The project will focus on the involvements of black combat veterans in three historically distinct conflicts: the American Civil War, Vietnam, and the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Themes for the project include civil rights and patriotism, the role of race in war, homecoming, and the experiences of black women in war. Those topics will be explored through multiple humanities sources including historical documents, literary selections, public history, and film. In 2022, ten discussion leaders will participate in an intensive residential preparatory program that is grounded in the humanities and receive training in discussion facilitation. A series of discussions with African American combat veterans (male and female) will be conducted at the historic Moton Museum.

Project fields:
American Government; U.S. History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,550 (approved)
$99,549 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2021 – 5/31/2023


AV-279608-21

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Democracy and Duty: Activating Service

A preparatory training program hosted by Oregon Humanities and three discussion sessions for 15-20 participants, to be held in Dorchester, MA; Blacksburg, VA; and one remote session utilizing the SAKAI learning management system.

Our goal for these Dialogues is to explore the call to military service and offer opportunities for reconciling and repurposing that call into service in civilian life. These three Dialogues will engage 15-20 students (mostly veterans plus invited civilians) with primary sources drawn from moral philosophy, US history, literature, and images. Through letters, speeches, essays, poems, fiction, music, painting, photography, film, and architecture, we will explore Homeric epics, the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and WWI, to ask questions that challenge our assumptions about service, duty, and equality. In keeping with NEH’s goals for A More Perfect Union, studying these wars through the lens of service, allows us to better understand how US history informs and guides our service to our democracy, both as soldiers and citizens. The Dialogues will be team-taught over a series of 14 weeks and culminate in a service-learning project. (Dialogues faculty Jack Cheng and Jim Dubinsky are

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,455 (approved)
$93,360 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 9/30/2023


AV-279609-21

USS Constitution Museum, Inc. (Boston, MA 02129-0215)
Sarah Watkins (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Sailors Speak: The Impact of War on Naval Veterans, their Families, and the Country

The training of facilitators to lead three discussion series for naval veterans and their families, based on historical documents and material culture from the War of 1812 and the post-9/11 wars.

"Sailors Speak" is a humanities-based discussion program for navy veterans, their adult family members, and the general public. Using USS Constitution as a lens, the program examines the War of 1812 and the Global War on Terror through multimedia primary sources. This five-day preparatory program will train ten veteran and non-veteran facilitators to lead three distinct discussion series for naval veterans and their families. Participants will interpret their own experiences as veterans and military family members in a historical context exploring similarities, changes and universal themes. Themes include motivation for joining the navy; impact of separation on families; naval service and the experience of war; returning home and reintegration; and commemoration and memory. Through this project, discussion leaders, humanities scholars, mental health professionals and those with first-hand experience will promote community building, connection, and healing through open dialogue.

Project fields:
Military History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$96,264 (approved)
$96,264 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 4/30/2022


AV-279610-21

Michigan Humanities Council (Okemos, MI 48864-6011)
Versell Smith (Project Director: October 2020 to August 2021)
Celeste L. Diehm (Project Director: August 2021 to present)
Shared Missions, Many Stories

The training and mentoring of student veterans at two universities to lead campus- and state-wide dialogues on female combatants in the Civil War and the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Working with an advisory committee consisting of veterans (emphasis on student and women veterans), faculty from CMVE member colleges and universities, veteran administration counselors, corporate veteran’s association representatives, and community members, Michigan Humanities will develop a program designed to train student reflective conversation facilitators, and hold at least three reflective community conversations both on campus and in the community.

Project fields:
History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 11/30/2022


AV-271040-20

Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI 53233-2237)
Katinka Hooyer (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Expanding the Warrior's Path: War, Moral Injury and Reclaiming the Soul

An expansion of a 2018 Dialogues on the Experience of War project that focuses on moral injury from the experience of war, with extended discussion leader training and a revised syllabus.

In a society that focuses on posttraumatic stress disorder as the dominant narrative to describe the personal cost of war, the deeper moral or spiritual suffering veterans experience remains obscured. These moral and spiritual dialogues are key to developing civic understanding of the war experience and require sustained discussions over time. What types of moral injuries do wars create? How do veterans' varying identities influence their experiences and how can we think more deeply about such suffering? This program synthesizes poetry, Shakespeare’s plays and graphic novels to explore the nature and diversity of moral injury. Warrior’s Path will train six veterans as Discussion Leaders to facilitate two series of 10-week veteran-to-veteran discussion groups and five veteran-to-civilian dialogues. The program aims to prepare veterans to publicly discuss the moral impact of war, thus cultivating a deeper civic understanding of this experience.

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Project fields:
Literature, Other

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$97,740 (approved)
$97,740 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2020 – 12/31/2021


AV-271045-20

Trustees of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN 47401-3654)
Jason Matthew Kelly (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Raymond J. Haberski (Co Project Director: April 2020 to present)
Justice and War: The Experiences of Military Personnel and their Families

A facilitator training program and subsequent public discussion series on justice and war for 25-30 veterans and civilians in the Indianapolis area, and a publicly-accessible online platform for related humanities, pedagogical, and training resources.

The “Justice and War: The Experiences of Military Personnel and their Families” program works with veterans, active service members, their families, and civilians to explore the relationship between the lived experiences of war and concepts of justice. Comparing two key moments in US history—the Spanish-American War and the Vietnam War—we will put participants’ own experiences in dialogue with the past by focusing on: historical justice; duty and justice; heroism and justice; suffering and justice; loyalty and justice; and patriotism and justice. There are 4 outputs of this project: 1) a new university course on justice and war; 2) a 3-seminar public humanities program, which will be offered twice over the course of the funding period; 3) a training program for seminar leaders; 4) and an open access, online platform that includes pedagogical materials, training frameworks, historical documents, and video so that the program can be replicated in other communities.

Project fields:
Intellectual History; U.S. History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$89,979 (approved)
$89,979 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2020 – 7/31/2022


AV-271049-20

East Carolina University (Greenville, NC 27858-5235)
Sheena M. Eagan (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Anna Froula (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Odysseus Goes to University: Veteran to Scholar Bootcamp

The revised reprisal of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War summer bridge program for a total of 30 student veterans to explore the topics of homecoming and reintegration through literature, film, folklore, and medical humanities.

Many military veterans have struggled to make the transition from military culture to university culture. Showing up alone on the first day of classes can be intimidating, especially to student Veterans who might feel out of touch with the traditional undergraduate population, those who might not yet feel that they belong in a university, and those who are unused to being in control of their own schedules. To intervene, East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina, proposes to a “Veteran to Scholar Boot Camp.” This program aims to build community and understanding by cultivating discussions about war experience through the study of humanities texts. Simultaneously, the program prepares these students for academic success through an orientation to student services on campus, while also providing unique opportunities to gain comfort in the classroom setting and develop important scholarly skills (such as reflective writing, critical reading and thinking skills, etc.).

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Military History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$97,163 (approved)
$97,163 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2022


AV-271055-20

Messiah University (GRANTHAM, PA 17027-6601)
Sarah Myers (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
We are Veterans Too: Women’s Experiences in the U.S. Military

A two-day workshop to prepare facilitators to lead discussion programs for veterans in five host communities in the United States. 

The title of this program, “We are Veterans Too,” acknowledges the fact that female veterans desire recognition as veterans (rather than as female veterans) in the context of an American culture that continues to perpetuate the memory of veterans and of the experience of war as male. The purpose of focusing specifically on female veterans is to create an atmosphere where female veterans and current military service members can talk about their experiences and sensitive subjects openly and in safe spaces. Such forums will allow them to address the unique challenges they face in the American military and general public. The discussion workshops will be held in states with the largest population of veterans and at institutions with already existing veteran network. Ultimately, these workshop readings and primary sources will allow them to identify with the past and also reconcile change or continuity over time for the woman in uniform.

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Project fields:
Military History; Women's History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$64,593 (approved)
$64,593 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2022


AV-271065-20

Louisiana State University, Shreveport (Shreveport, LA 71115-2301)
Evan Reibsome (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
From Horror to Heroism: The Evolution of War Remembrance

A year-long public humanities project that would engage veterans and civilians on the theme of war remembrance, through a special topics course for discussion leaders and five public discussion sessions.

In the United States today, there exists a massive psychological and emotional gulf between civilian and military communities, which invariably leads to tension and misunderstanding. Our project, “From Horror to Heroism: The Evolution of War Remembrance,” seeks to bridge this gulf and alleviate these tensions by training students to facilitate robust conversations between veterans and civilians at a series of public events in the city of Shreveport in Spring 2021. At each event, participants will place celebratory narratives of the Civil War and the War on Terror (e.g., memorials, recruitment videos, political speeches, and video games) in dialogue with combatants’ horrific accounts of battle (e.g., photography, poetry, and literature). In our opinion, such juxtaposition highlights and corrects some of the most egregious misbeliefs surrounding the nature of war, misbeliefs that continue to haunt our military veterans.

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Project fields:
American Literature; U.S. History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$62,233 (approved)
$62,233 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 6/30/2021


AV-271066-20

Humanities Texas (Austin, TX 78701-1506)
Melissa Huber (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Veterans' Voices: A Reading and Discussion Series

The expansion of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War public discussion series on the themes of service, honor, and justice, which would include additional locations, new institutional partners, and enhanced training programs for discussion leaders.

Humanities Texas (HTx) requests a $99,959 Dialogues on the Experience of War Grant to continue expanding our Veterans’ Voices program in three Texas cities. These programs bring veterans, military families, and members of the public together to read aloud from classical and literary texts about war, military service, and the return to civilian life. After the readings, experienced discussion leaders facilitate conversations among participants, exploring how the texts relate to their experiences and allowing for meaningful reflection on combat and civic responsibility. We have assembled an impressive task force of veterans and civilians with experience working with returning veterans and their families. HTx will organize preparatory programs to train Discussion Leaders to conduct discussion groups in their communities. HTx will then organize Veterans’ Voices discussion programs in College Station, Denton, and El Paso in collaboration with educational institutions in each city.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,959 (approved)
$99,959 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2022


AV-271084-20

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
Barbara W. Citera (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Michael W. Marks (Co Project Director: March 2020 to October 2021)
Richard Nicholls (Co Project Director: October 2021 to present)
Thunder of War - Winds of Return

A course for twelve student veterans to learn to lead discussions for veterans on post-war homecoming, followed by their facilitation of discussion sessions held in three locations in southern Arizona for 30-35 veterans each.

This University of Arizona project reaches out to the diverse communities of Southern Arizona to provide three different discussion fora to engage veterans, students, faculty, and members of the community to explore the experiences of our veterans’ journeys home including: The reintegration of veterans into their communities, the varied experiences and challenges for different generations of vets, and the complicated duality of the sentiment “Thank You for Your Service,” which has existed throughout America’s history in relation to its “former” warriors. It ultimately aims to leverage the critical and compassionate lens so characteristic of the humanities to bring healing and wholeness to veterans who are facing the challenges commonly experienced by warriors returning home. With this practical, applied approach, we aim to empower our student-veterans and participants to tell their own stories, increase their self-efficacy, and effectively navigate the winds of return.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Military History; Public History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,921 (approved)
$98,921 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2022


AV-271086-20

National University (La Jolla, CA 92037-1011)
Lorna L. Zukas (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Alexander Zukas (Co Project Director: June 2020 to present)
A Soldier's Place: Veterans and Civilians Speaking About War

A year-long training and discussion program organized by faculty at National University, in collaboration with the Veteran Center and veteran-student alumni.

A Soldier’s Place: Veterans and Civilians Speaking about War is a collaborative project between faculty in National University’s College of Letters and Sciences, Veteran Center, and veteran-student alumni to conduct a year-long training and discussion program under the auspices of the NEH “Dialogues on the Experiences of War” grant. The project uses humanities sources to achieve two goals: first, to explore war and the themes of trauma, loyalty, heroism, and homecoming and their effects on individuals and societies and, second, to develop a space for veterans and others to have meaningful and transformative conversations through facilitated discussions focused on those themes. With a repertoire of epic poetry, narrative non-fiction, military biography, film, and memoir, the humanities provide important intellectual and cultural frames which can give veterans the perspective they need in order to understand better what they have seen, what they have done, and what has been done to them.

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Project fields:
Cultural History; History, General; Military History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/2020 – 6/30/2021


AV-271091-20

St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY 14618-3597)
Carolyn Vacca (Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Frederick Henry Dotolo (Co Project Director: March 2020 to present)
Dialogues on Ethics, Civic Engagement, and Military Service

An expansion of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War public discussion program for veterans in the greater Rochester community, which trains student veterans to lead discussions of ethics, civic engagement, and the experiences of war and military service.

The project will provide insight into historical resonance of war experiences and the applicability of that resonance to our understanding of pressing moral and ethical issues through the implementation of a series of training and discussion opportunities, emphasizing the study of humanities sources about war, culminating in a variety of public discussions. Through the Discussion Leader preparation program and then the Discussion on the Experiences of War program, held in veteran-serving community sites, the following goals will be achieved: 1. Facilitate the sharing of experiences by applying best practices in text-based discussion. 2. Provide veterans and their families the tools and an environment in which to better understand their wartime experience, through the examination of theoretical and doctrinal issues of recent wars. 3. Enable veterans and their families to learn about the theory and practice of small wars and examine duty, patriotism, and loyalty in those conflicts.

Project fields:
Literature, General; Military History; U.S. History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,263 (approved)
$99,263 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2020 – 4/30/2022


AV-265854-19

Touchstones Discussion Project, Inc. (Stevensville, MD 21666-2127)
Howard Zeiderman (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Completing the Odyssey: A Discussion Program for Veterans and Civilians

Parallel veterans and veteran-civilian discussion programs for approximately 30 participants, preceded by a workshop to train 10 discussion leaders.

Touchstones seeks to build on successes from its 2017-2018 NEH grant by replicating and refining its initially funded program, "Completing the Odyssey: A Journey Home" with new veterans in 2019. They will read "The Odyssey" and works by modern veterans from the Vietnam war to present. The program will be co-led by veterans trained in a rigorous Preparatory Program. To bring this program to veterans' groups everywhere, Touchstones also proposes converting the program to print-on-demand Leader’s and Participant’s Guides for public access. For continuing programming with participants from the Completing the Odyssey programs in 2017-2018, additional veterans, and civilians, we propose: "Together: A Touchstones-NEH Discussion Program for Veterans and Civilians." This will be co-led by a civilian and a veteran trained during the Preparatory Program for "Completing the Odyssey." Participants will read and discuss Sebastian Junger's book "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging" and "The Odyssey."

Project fields:
Communications; Communications; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; Literature, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$97,784 (approved)
$97,784 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 4/30/2020


AV-265909-19

National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0152)
Andrew Mink (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Hilary Lithgow (Co Project Director: April 2019 to present)
Troops to Teachers: Helping Communities and Classrooms Understand the Military Experience

A one-year program for 30 veterans who are schoolteachers in Virginia and North Carolina to prepare them to lead humanities-based discussions on war and military service in their communities and classrooms.

In this project, the National Humanities Center (NHC) will work with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to give veterans who are currently in-service public school educators an opportunity to deepen their understandings of their military service through the study of literary texts that reflect their experiences in both conflict and peace. This cohort will create school-based projects that model the same approach in their communities with large percentages of military and active duty personnel, focusing on students, families, and community members.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,862 (approved)
$99,862 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 12/31/2020


AV-265910-19

Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. (Pomona, CA 91768-2557)
Michael J. Cholbi (Project Director: November 2018 to January 2020)
William Conrad Corley (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Elke Azpeitia (Co Project Director: April 2019 to present)
William Conrad Corley (Co Project Director: November 2019 to December 2019)
The American War Experience through California Voices

The training and mentoring of 10 discussion leaders to conduct two humanities-based discussion series for veterans and military dependents, one on-campus and one in the wider community, both focused on Californians’ experience of war and military service.

California has played a unique military, economic, and cultural role in the American war experience, becoming central in American discourse surrounding duty, patriotism, and pacifism. Organized into five historical chapters (World War I, World War II, the Cold War, Iraq/Afghanistan/war on terror, and the future of war), the proposed project will utilize texts (fiction and non-fiction), theatrical productions, and films to investigate themes emerging from California's distinctive relationship to the military and to the American experience of war. The project's discussions will be led by student veterans at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and trained by staff at the university's California Center for Ethics and Policy. This project is distinguished by its historical scope, spanning from World War I to the future of war; its focus on how stateside war experience has shaped American regional identity; and its inclusion of non-military populations in its yearlong dialogue.

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Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$65,152 (approved)
$65,152 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 12/31/2020


AV-265916-19

David J. Drakulich Foundation for Freedom of Expression (Reno, NV 89508-8127)
Tina Drakulich (Project Director: November 2018 to October 2020)
Noel Lipana (Project Director: October 2020 to present)
Duty and War's Impact on Women

A preparatory workshop and literary discussion program on the theme of duty and women’s experience of war from World War I to the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, to be offered to veterans and civilians in five locations in Nevada over a two-year period.

Duty: War’s Impact on Women is a two year discussion group program. Preparatory Leaders will lead discussions surrounding the theme of duty, exploring duty towards homecoming and reintegration through the lens of women's literature; and develop a cadre of prepared discussion leaders who will facilitate Discussion groups in the state of Nevada, which is largely underserved by the humanities and overburdened with the state’s high percentage of veterans. Duty: War’s Impact on Women will use humanities sources and the Socratic Method to introduce the topic of women’s service in war, provide opportunities to build understanding about the experiences of service members and issues veterans face as they return to civilian life, and to promote the humanities through an exploration of women’s literature.

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Project fields:
Military History; Women's History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$75,688 (approved)
$75,688 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 4/30/2022


AV-265985-19

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI 96822-2247)
Aris Banaag (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Ka Ho'ea Mai Ana: The Warriors' Home Arrival

Preparatory training sessions and discussion groups that integrate veterans’ experiences into an ancient Native Hawaiian rite of passage, for Maui County veterans.

Ka Ho?ea Mai Ana, the warrior’s arrival home is a moment of joy and sorrow, relief and remorse with human responses that transcend time. Ka! Mauli! is an ancient Native Hawaiian practice to reintegrate male and female warriors consisting of: 1) The Rite of Ka Mauli—the choice to enter the military, 2) ?Uo and Malina Ke Kino—integration of strengths gained through service, and 3) ?Uo Ke Kino Wailua—making meaning of the experience. These core concepts will be brought to life through cultural demonstrations providing an empowering lens to explore expressive genres spanning U.S. conflicts. The program will include two large-scale discussions (75-100 participants), two 14-week small-group discussion sessions (20 participants), and a preparatory training for discussion leaders (5 peer and 5 community vet leaders). Results include: 1) increased awareness for 75-100 community members, 2) therapeutic experience for 20 small-group participants, and 3) 10 trained leaders to continue discussions.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$60,194 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2019 – 12/31/2020


AV-265992-19

Valencia College (Orlando, FL 32811-2302)
Sean Lake (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Julie Montione (Co Project Director: April 2019 to present)
Expanding the Conversation: Catharsis Across Campuses

An expansion of a 2017 Dialogues on the Experience of War project to prepare eleven faculty members to incorporate content and lead discussions about war and military experience in their existing humanities courses.

After successful implementation of the initial Dialogues on the Experience of War grant, Professors Dr. Sean Lake and Julie Montione seek to expand the impact of the project by training eleven faculty members to lead ongoing and sustained discussions in their own existing Humanities courses. Eleven faculty members will participate in a professional development program, designed to create academic content that can be infused into current high-enrollment Humanities courses. This enhanced Humanities curriculum will reach more veterans and more civilians, providing additional opportunities for dialogues facilitated by trained faculty. The most successful components of the initial award will repeat including the special veteran section of Greek and Roman Humanities (taught by Lake and Montione), along with the highly impactful public events, which are linked to the lesson plans and discussions incorporated into the enhanced courses.

Project fields:
Classical History; Military History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$91,517 (approved)
$91,517 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2019 – 7/31/2021


AV-266016-19

Maine Humanities Council (Portland, ME 04102-1012)
Elizabeth Sinclair (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Jan Bindas-Tenney (Co Project Director: March 2019 to present)
Hard Journeys Home: A Book Group for Justice-Involved Veterans

The training of scholars and veterans to convene discussion groups at 10 sites for veterans who are incarcerated or supported by rehabilitation programs within the Maine courts system.

“Hard Journeys Home: a Book Group for Justice-involved Veterans" is a unique humanities initiative for Maine Veterans involved in the criminal justice system. A scholar-led, Veteran–centered reading and discussion program, the project helps Veterans form relationships with one another, reflect upon issues of particular concern, and engage with materials that help them see their own stories as part of a larger human experience. The groups will serve incarcerated Veterans in county jails and state prison facilities, as well as participants in the Veterans Court, a diversionary program of the Maine Judiciary. The project will begin with a preparatory program for NEH Discussion Leaders and co-facilitators. Participants will be provided an orientation to military culture and the special concerns related to facilitating humanities-based discussions in a corrections setting. The preparatory session will offer guidance in how to facilitate discussions of ancient and contemporary literature.

Project fields:
American Literature; Ancient Literature

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$98,779 (approved)
$98,779 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2019 – 7/31/2022


AV-266018-19

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Mark Edward Santow (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Clemente Veterans' Initiative: Providence, RI

Four 12-week Dialogues on the Experience of War seminars for between 15-20 military veterans and interested civilians per seminar, preceded by a preparatory program for ten seminar discussion leaders.

The Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative offers two 12-week Dialogues on the Experience of War, weaving together History, Moral Philosophy, Literature, Art History/Film and Public speaking. Aimed at veterans struggling with readjustment to civilian life, it is open to all regardless of discharge status. We developed this proposal based on two decades of experience with the Clemente Course, which offers free humanities courses to low-income adults, and after successful completion of a pilot program offering Clemente to veterans. Interdisciplinary exploration of the humanities, in community with others, enables veterans to make sense of their often profound and soul-shaking experiences. We will discuss the Peloponnesian War, the Civil War, Vietnam, and post-9/11 conflicts, as well as the internal conflicts that soldiers often experience in service and coming home. Vets will be taught to lead discussions themselves, bringing them into community and dialogue.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,330 (approved)
$99,330 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 9/30/2022


AV-266019-19

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: November 2018 to present)
Clemente Veterans' Initiative: Tacoma, WA; Houston, TX; and Newark, NJ

A preparatory program for ten discussion leaders, followed by three parallel 12-week courses on the themes of the call to war, going to war, and reconciliation, for a total of 45-60 veteran participants.

Clemente Veterans Initiative (CVI) Dialogues on the Experience of War will offer a twelve-week series of Dialogues at three venues: Tacoma, WA, Houston,TX, and & Newark, NJ. Our target audience is veterans who are struggling to return to civilian life, including those with less than honorable discharges. Many have been disabled serving their country. We developed CVI based on 20 years of experience with the Clemente Course, which offers free, college-level humanities courses to low-income adults, and upon four years of offering Clemente Courses specifically to veterans. We have seen the value to these veterans of deep reflection through engagement with humanities texts over a period of months, and of establishing an intellectual peer group that creates lasting bonds . The content will emphasize great works of literature, history, philosophy and visual art that came out of, or were inspired by, the Trojan and Peloponnesian Wars, the American Civil War, and the Vietnam War.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,600 (approved)
$99,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2019 – 6/30/2021


AV-260595-18

Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI 53233-2237)
Katinka Hooyer (Project Director: October 2017 to February 2021)
The Warrior's Path: Moral Injury, War, and Reclaiming the Soul

The training of eight veteran discussion leaders to conduct five discussion groups for veterans in greater Milwaukee on the moral and spiritual injuries of war.

In a society that focuses on posttraumatic stress disorder as the dominant narrative to describe the personal cost of war, the deeper moral or spiritual suffering veterans experience remains elusive. Moral and spiritual dialogues are key to developing civic understanding of the war experience. What types of moral injuries do wars create and how can we think more deeply about such suffering? The Warrior’s Path: Moral Injury, War and Reclaiming the Soul, uses humanities texts and multi-sensory techniques to elicit and reflect on these experiences. The program synthesizes poetry, Shakespeare’s plays and a graphic novel to explore the nature and diversity of moral injury. Warrior’s Path will train eight military Veterans as NEH Discussion Leaders to facilitate three cycles of veteran-to-veteran discussion groups, two veteran-to-civilian dialogues, and three radio shows. The program aims to prepare veterans to publicly discuss the moral impact of war, thus cultivating a deeper civic understanding.

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Project fields:
Classical Literature; Comparative Literature; Psychology

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$90,857 (approved)
$87,831 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2018 – 12/31/2019


AV-260596-18

Governors State University (University Park, IL 60484-3165)
Rosemary Erickson Johnsen (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Andrae Marak (Co Project Director: March 2018 to present)
War, Memory, and Commemoration in the Humanities

The training of five student veterans to lead discussions for an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on war and its remembrance and four off-campus public discussions in the region.   

The College of Arts and Sciences in conjunction with the Veterans Resource Center at Governors State University proposes a multi-part project for 2018-19. Co-directors Rosemary Johnsen (Professor of English) and Andrae Marak (Professor of History & Dean) will recruit and train 5 GSU student-veterans to be embedded small-group discussion leaders in a special-topics course featuring multiple literary genres, film, and digital humanities sources. The course focuses on themes of commemoration, particularly recent centenary observations of WWI, and war memory as it impacts veterans. The student-veterans will also participate in a public program on campus, and in the spring they will visit 4 off-campus sites to lead discussions. Exploring the expression of war experience in a range of humanities sources produced by veterans, military veterans and others involved in our program will make new connections among the humanities, themes of war memory and commemoration, and personal worldviews.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Literature, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 6/30/2019


AV-260599-18

Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (New York, NY 10003-6671)
Peter Meineck (Project Director: October 2017 to present)
Desiree Sanchez (Co Project Director: April 2018 to present)
Citizen Soldiers: Ancient and Modern Expressions of War

A training program for sixteen discussion leaders, leading to three veteran discussion series and one large-scale public event on war-related themes in classical Greek and contemporary American sources. 

Citizen Soldiers-Ancient and Modern Expressions of War is the third year of a successful program that brings together veterans and their family members, scholars and public education staff to be trained to land discussion programs that connect classical Greek literature with ancient artworks and contemporary literature by American veterans. After an in-depth training program, discussion leaders will present three discussion programs in New York - at New York University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Society for Artistic Veterans.

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Project fields:
Classics

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,312 (approved)
$99,312 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2019


AV-260602-18

Ohio State University (Columbus, OH 43210-1132)
Bruno Cabanes (Project Director: November 2017 to March 2021)
Voices of War: Comparative Perspectives

A graduate-level course at Ohio State University and two discussion groups in the Columbus, Ohio, area.

This program will train graduate students to conduct discussion sessions with local veterans and engage in a respectful dialogue founded upon a shared intellectual interest for humanities sources. Columbus, Ohio, is home to over 110,000 veterans, and over 1,800 veterans, dependents and Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members are attending classes at Ohio State. Literature, films, and war memoirs will be used to provide insights into the experiences of deployment, combat and homecoming. The preparatory program for discussion leaders and the discussion sessions with veterans will focus on four topics, each associated with a conflict: the American Civil War and the Appropriation of Memory; the Wars in Afghanistan and the Ambiguity of Victory; World War I and the Trauma of War; and the Iraq War and the Soldier Experience.

Project fields:
Diplomatic History; Military History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$94,116 (approved)
$82,430 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 7/31/2019


AV-260606-18

Ohio University (Athens, OH 45701-1361)
Ingo Trauschweizer (Project Director: November 2017 to February 2021)
Coming Home from War: Conversations for Veterans in Southern Ohio and the Appalachian Region

A seminar, four discussion groups, and a public program in Athens, Ohio and the surrounding  southern Ohio area.

Ohio University proposes “Coming Home from War: Conversations for Veterans in Southern Ohio and the Appalachian Region” to explore the effects of combat experiences, from coping with killing to survivor’s guilt; reintegration into society; coping with trauma, injuries, and disabilities; and coming home to an economically stressed region. Themes include conceptions of masculinity, gender, and group identity; coping with traumas caused by combat and witnessing death and atrocities; and coping with the memory of killing. Sources include poetry, drama, tragedy, literature, film, and history. Prospective conversation group leaders will also read on critical context (psychology, sociology, communications, and media studies), in a training program led by faculty members from multiple disciplines. Veterans will be asked to consider in what ways these sources make them think differently about their own experiences or allow them to give voice to memories, emotions, and lingering effects of war.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$80,321 (approved)
$73,165 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 7/31/2019


AV-260608-18

University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL 60612-4305)
Therese Quinn (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
Aaron Hughes (Co Project Director: April 2018 to present)
A Century of War and Survival

A two-semester training course for museum studies graduate students and veteran curator-artists, followed by their collaborative facilitation of public discussion programs on veterans’ artistic responses to war experiences.

The Museum and Exhibition Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (MUSE UIC), in partnership with the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM), proposes to conduct a Dialogue on the Experience of War program that incorporates academic study, curation, and focus group discussions, culminating in facilitated discussion forums at the National Veterans Art Museum’s first ever Triennial and Veteran Art Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Through this partnership, MUSE UIC and NVAM will formulate a comprehensive preparatory two-semester course at UIC that will engage and train veteran artists/curators from a multitude of artistic mediums, preparing these facilitators to lead discussion forums focused on wars from WWI to the present, while MUSE course participants receive rich practical experience with cultural programming and curation.

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Project fields:
Arts, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$81,294 (approved)
$81,294 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 6/30/2019


AV-260610-18

Jefferson Community College (Watertown, NY 13601-1897)
Ronald Palmer (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
Dialogues of Honor and Sacrifice: Soldiers’ Experiences in the Civil War and the Vietnam War

A one-week preparatory program, and a 15-week undergraduate course including a field trip to Gettysburg, PA, and Washington, DC.

Jefferson Community College, located in Northern New York, serves the most deployed division of the U.S. Army, the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum military base. Veterans comprise over 15% of the total student population at Jefferson. The college proposes a new course for student veterans called Dialogues of Honor and Sacrifice: Soldiers’ Experiences in the Civil War and the Vietnam War. The course is expected to provide a transformational student learning experience, a substantive introduction to the humanities for undergraduates, a replicable model for community colleges and institutions serving military communities, and an opportunity for student veterans to reconcile a diversity of perspectives on the experiences of war. The Dialogues program will focus on the American Civil War and the Vietnam War through the themes of honor and sacrifice.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$95,090 (approved)
$95,090 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 12/31/2021


AV-260615-18

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA 22030-4444)
Jesse Lee Kirkpatrick (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
Edward T. Barrett (Co Project Director: June 2018 to present)
Andrew Peterson (Co Project Director: June 2018 to present)
Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological, and Spiritual Impacts of War

A study and discussion program for veteran and active-duty military students and others on the moral, spiritual, and psychological impact of war, to be held at George Mason University. 

The objective of the Coming Home project is to support study and discussion with U.S. military veterans and others using humanities sources in philosophy, history, literature, and poetry to explore the moral, psychological, and spiritual impacts of war. In addition, the Coming Home project will: (1) serve as a resource not only for the program’s participants, but also for military veterans and others who wish to learn about and explore the program’s themes; and (2) help raise awareness among non-military members of the public about how the psychological, spiritual, and moral effects of war impacts military veterans, military families, and society more broadly.

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Project fields:
Ethics

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 9/30/2019


AV-260625-18

Bergen Community College (Paramus, NJ 07652-1504)
Thomas La Pointe (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
John Giaimo (Co Project Director: October 2018 to present)
No-Man’s Land: Dialogues on the Experience of War

The training of student veterans as discussion leaders for three discussion groups comprised of student veterans and other residents of the Bergen, New Jersey community.

As the ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and, more recently, Syria continue unabated, veterans and non-combatants with experience of war have become a growing segment of the Bergen County community and, more specifically, of the student population at Bergen Community College (BCC) in Paramus, NJ. There is a crucial need to create a space for these individuals to discuss, reflect on, and share their experiences with others. BCC’s proposed No Man’s Land: Dialogues on the Experience of War series focuses on the intersections of World War I and the ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Using humanities resources, the series will facilitate an open-ended dialogue with veterans and non-veterans on the experience of war, one that encourages exploration, discovery, and reflection. We envision a core of three combat veterans in residence who will support discussion leaders to extend the dialogues and expand the program beyond the grant period.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Arts, General; Literature, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 1/31/2021


AV-260630-18

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699)
Chris Damiani (Project Director: November 2017 to April 2019)
Beth A. Twiss-Houting (Project Director: April 2019 to December 2020)
Chris Damiani (Project Director: December 2020 to present)
Lovella Hoffert (Co Project Director: May 2018 to present)
The Art of Re-Integration: Veterans and the Silences of War

A one-week training program, two monthly discussion groups, and two concluding public discussion events.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Warrior Writers wish to partner on a series of discussion programs titled, The Art of Re-integration: Veterans and the Silences of War . Through facilitated discussion placed into context by both primary and secondary source materials, the project aims to build a healthier veteran community, in which veterans and family members can speak openly and honestly with their peers, as well as situate their unique perspectives in a historical context.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Military History; Social Sciences, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2021


AV-260635-18

Miami University, Oxford (Oxford, OH 45056-1602)
Matthew David Smith (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
From War Zone to Home: A Humanities Dialogue

Training of veteran discussion leaders, the creation of an undergraduate humanities seminar, “From War Zone to Home,” for student veterans, and public programs on veterans’ homecomings.

We will create an undergraduate humanities seminar, “From War Zone to Home,” for student veterans at Miami University Regionals, the open-enrollment division of Miami University in Ohio. With a tradition of effectively serving non-traditional students, Miami Regionals appeals to veterans and is an ideal setting for this course, which will serve as an inclusive space where veterans can share their experiences freely. We will apply perspectives from history, literature, film, and philosophy to address two questions. (1) How have veterans made the transition from the experience of war to civilian life? (2) How can such experiences encourage creative dialogue and understanding between veterans and the general population? Emphasizing discussion between veteran and non-veteran students, the seminar will concentrate on themes within the framework of three historical conflicts: America’s War of Independence (1775-1783); Vietnam (c. 1964-1975); and the Global War on Terror (2001-).

Project fields:
Military History; Philosophy, Other; U.S. History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$88,911 (approved)
$79,300 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 5/31/2020


AV-260653-18

Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc. (New York, NY 10065-8014)
Lela Hilton (Project Director: November 2017 to present)
Clemente Veterans Initiative

A preparatory program for ten discussion leaders, followed by three parallel courses on the themes of the call to war, going to war, and reconciliation, for a total of 45-60 veteran participants.

A series of 26 dialogues for veterans who are struggling to return to civilian life.

Project fields:
Classics; Literature, General; Philosophy, General

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$96,140 (approved)
$96,140 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 5/31/2019


AV-260657-18

Florida International University (Miami, FL 33199-2516)
Jessica L. Adler (Project Director: November 2017 to March 2021)
War and Healing: A Century of Veterans’ Reintegration

A two-day intensive training seminar followed by two four-week discussion programs for veterans in the Miami, Florida area.

War and Healing, overseen by Florida International University (FIU), and supported by the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, the Florida State University Institute for World War II and the Human Experience, and the Miami Vet Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has three primary goals. First, it will enable Miami-area veterans to explore the process of post-service reintegration by examining primary sources, works of fiction and non-fiction, artwork, and audiovisual materials focused on the aftermaths of World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Second, it will create a network of NEH-trained discussion facilitators equipped to offer veteran-focused discussion groups at diverse Florida institutions. Finally, it will serve as a potential model for how universities and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities may partner to offer compelling, community-based, humanities-centered programming.

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Project fields:
Arts, General; Literature, General; Public History

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$91,309 (approved)
$91,287 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2018 – 9/30/2019