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Kentucky Humanities awards $500K to 85 organizations through CARES Act grants

Kentucky Humanities has awarded $500,000 to 85 cultural organizations throughout the state through funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress. Kentucky Humanities CARES Act Grants provide unrestricted operating and/or humanities program support to humanities organizations throughout the Commonwealth...

Kentucky Humanities now accepting applications for CARES Act emergency operating grants

Kentucky Humanities has been provided with grant funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to assist cultural institutions affected by the Coronavirus as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress and signed into law last month by President Donald Trump. A Kentucky Humanities CARES Act Grant will provide unrestricted operating...

West Kentucky Community and Technical College receives National Preservation Assistance Grant

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has received a $6,000 Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), college officials announced today. The NEH announced on December 12 the awarding of $14.8 million for 253 Humanities Projects nationwide. WKCTC received one of 58 preservation assistance grants awarded. Starting in...

Wendell Berry, NEH’s Jon Parrish Peede to speak at Kentucky Book Fair at noon on Saturday

Kentucky Humanities is pleased to welcome author Wendell Berry and NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede to the UK Main Stage at the Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, November 17 at 12 noon. The Kentucky Book Fair will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena.   Jon Parrish Peede was appointed Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2017. His previous positions include Publisher of...

UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center awarded NEH grant for ‘P.S. Write Again Soon’

By Whitney Hale University of Kentucky A project from University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center was one of 41 selected to receive a 2018 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants allow institutions to preserve and provide access to collections essential...

Presentation from ‘Aunt Jemima’ spurs Fayette teens’ frank discussion about stereotypes

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Poignant questions and visceral remarks from more than a dozen students in the diverse audience confirmed that “Aunt Jemima and the Complexities of Race in Kentucky: A Conversation about Race Relations and Stereotypes” is highly relevant for today’s teenagers. Several students spoke of confusion, hurt feelings, and the need to challenge a variety of biases...

UK Russian studies professor Blasing one of two from state to receive NEH summer stipend

Molly T. Blasing, assistant professor of Russian studies in the University of Kentucky Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has been awarded a 2017 NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Summer Stipend, one of only two conferred this year in Kentucky. She will use the funding to complete research on a final chapter of her book, “Snapshots of the Soul: Photo-Poetic...