We want YOU to help #SavetheNEH. If Congress passes this budget, the National Endowment for the Humanities will be eliminated in 2018. What do we, as a society, stand to lose for savings of a mere .006% of the federal budget? Liz interviews Xine about the devastating impact this would have on the cultural, historical, artistic, and ethical lives of communities of every size everywhere in the US. The PhDivas share the specifics of the "human" in the "humanities." Xine put out a call for stories from academics who received funding from the NEH -- and in less than 24 hours, received an overwhelming response. We try to do justice to these stories from scholars from every rank and institution who wrote in about their innovative NEH-funded research, teaching, and archival projects. This work has directly and indirectly contributed to mentoring and training, the lives and concerns of local and international communities, and the public understanding of everything from historical and present sciences to media to immigration to personal artistic practices. We end with recommendations on how to TAKE ACTION.
National Humanities Alliance on what you can do: http://www.nhalliance.org/take_action
Interactive visualization of NEH impact created by CUNY Digital Fellows: https://digitalfellows.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2017/04/04/visualizing-neh-open-data/
Many thanks to those who responded to our call on social media and on the C19 Americanists listserv. We did our best to represent your work and to pronounce names properly! In no particular order, thanks to Jonathan Senchyne, Rose Casey, Catherine Gouge, Kevin Modestino, Sandra Petrulionus, Edlie Wong, Anne Boyd Rioux, Lucinda Damon-Bach, Stephanie Ann Smith, Ellen Gruber Garvey, Phyllis Weliver, Hsuan Hsu, Michelle Tong, Linda Luu, Seth Perlow, Dana Luciano, Katy Chiles, Michele Currie Navakas, Peter Reed, Evan Cortens, Matt Fellion. And special thanks to Jennie Row and Brittany Pladek who first brought Xine's attention to the NEH Appropriations report.