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NEH Awards $330K in Grants to Folklore Projects

Tuesday, August 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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This month, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $39.3 million to 245 recipients of new grants during its final round of funding for the 2017 fiscal year. Three of these grants, totaling $330,000, are being awarded to scholars working in the field of folklore. The American Folklore Society offers sincere congratulations to these scholars and to all NEH grant winners. 

Hindman, Kentucky
Project Title: Appalachian Heritage Food & Dance Trail
Project Director: Abby Huggins

Project Description: The development of a regional folklife festival and trail that accurately depicts the cultural and historical nuances of central Appalachia.
Affiliated Institution: Hindman Settlement School, Inc.
Match: $30,000 [Creating Humanities Communities Grants]
For more information about this project, visit 
this page on the Berea College website.

Columbia, South Carolina
Project Title: FOLKFabulous at the South Carolina State Fair
Project Director: Jane Przybysz
Project Description: FolkFabulous at the South Carolina State Fair, a 12-day series of narrative stage performances, facilitated dialogs, and “pop-up-museums” that focus on an expanded and deeper understanding of the cultural and geographic specific traditions of the Southeastern United States.
Affiliated Institution: University of South Carolina, Columbia
Match: $150,000 [Creating Humanities Communities Grants]
For more information about this project, visit 
the South Carolina State Fair website.

Laramie, Wyoming
Project Title: Understanding and Communicating the Role of Elk on the Wind River Indian Reservation
Project Director: Judith Antell
Project Description: Research and educational programs to discover, understand, and communicate the ways in which Shoshone and Arapaho peoples have known and celebrated the natural world through stories, songs, and traditions.
Affiliated Institution: 
University of Wyoming  
Match: $150,000 [Creating Humanities Communities Grants]
For more information about this project, visit 
this University of Wyoming web article.

For information about the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit their website.



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