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Organization name: National Humanities Center
Grant programs:Dialogues on the Experience of War*
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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-248409-16

National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0152)
Richard R. Schramm (Project Director: September 2015 to September 2018)
Exploring the Experience of War

A program of reading and discussion groups for veterans in the Raleigh/Durham area and other locations in North Carolina on the themes of patriotism, loyalty, duty, sacrifice, and heroism.

The National Humanities Center in collaboration with the Chaplain’s Office at the Durham (NC) Veterans Administration Center (DVAC) proposes “Exploring the Experience of War,” a project that will train three teams of two volunteers each, recruited by the Chaplain’s Office from DVAC staff, to conduct discussion groups, focusing on the literature of war, for veterans in the DVAC’s service area. Led by four scholars, two of whom are veterans themselves, the training program will consist of five weekend seminars, one on each of the organizing themes identified by NEH. The volunteers will study rich syllabi representing multiple genres and conflicts. They will also receive instruction on how to conduct discussion groups. Out of the syllabi, under the guidance of the faculty, the leaders will fashion reading lists for discussion groups, each led by a different team, which will take place in early 2017 in Raleigh and Durham, NC, and in a third location, yet be determined.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Dialogues on the Experience of War

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$100,000 (approved)
$74,521 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 6/30/2017