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NEH Grant Awardee: Resituating the Humanities in Place-Based Learning

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a grant to fund a three-year project at Monmouth College, “Resituating the Humanities in Place-Based Learning.” Congratulations to Robert Holschuh Simmons (Classics), David Wright (English), Anne Mamary (Philosophy), and Valerie Deisinger (History)! This humanities initiative will create a digital repository based on student projects that center issues of displacement and local history in West Central Illinois.

Stephanie McCarter Wins 2023 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

Congratulations to Stephanie McCarter for winning the 2023 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, for her translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Penguin Classics, 2022).

Established in 1976, The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award is a $1,000 annual award that "recognizes the work of a translator for a poetry collection translated from any language into English and published in the previous calendar year." In 2023, Anna Deeny Morales chose the winning book.

NEH Institute for K-12 Educators: “The Ancient Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History”

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced a $175,000 grant to fund the Institute for K-12 Educators, “The Ancient Olympics and Daily Life in Ancient Olympia: A Hands-On History”, directed by SCS Members Nathalie Roy (Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA) and Bob Simmons (Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL). The Institute will be held at Monmouth College next summer, July 7-20, 2024.

The application and more details about the program will follow in December.

NEH Grant Winners in Classics and Archaeology

Congratulations to NEH grant winners announced in August 2022:

  • Christopher Polt (Boston College) and T.H.M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) for a grant of $224,081 to run a Summer Institute for Higher Education Faculty on "The Performance of Roman Comedy" in Summer 2023.
  • Leigh Lieberman and the Alexandria Archive Institute / Open Context team for a grant of $249,879 to run a virtual and in-person institute over three years, "Networking Archaeological Data and Communities", on methods of managing and publishing digital archaeological data.