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Amy Starecheski receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Public Humanities

August 31, 2023
Headshot of Amy Starecheskion

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities congratulates Amy Starecheski on the award of an NEH Grant for her project, "Mott Haven History Keepers: Investing in Grassroots Public Humanities Infrastructure." The project involves the training of five history keepers and five apprentices to conduct oral histories, facilitate community archiving, and produce public programming documenting the South Bronx neighborhood Mott Haven. She is the sole Columbia University recipient this round.

Amy Starecheski will soon join Chris Chang, Amy Chazkel, Maria Gonzalez Pendas, and Eileen Gillooly as co-chair of the Public Humanities University Seminar.

Official statement from the National Humanities Alliance

NHA Lauds Latest Round of NEH Grants
The National Humanities Alliance released the following statement today from its Executive Director Stephen Kidd on the August announcement of $41.3 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 280 humanities projects nationwide: “The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will support professional development opportunities for K-12 educators and higher ed faculty across the nation through summer institutes and workshops. As part of the NEH’s new American Tapestry: Weaving Together Past, Present, and Future initiative, Climate Smart Humanities Organizations Challenge Grants will help organizations leverage federal funding to garner private investment to mitigate the impact of climate change. And 12 National Digital Newspaper Program grants will aid in the continued preservation of our nation’s history and culture through the digitization of local newspapers, including several grants to states focusing on newspapers that covered underrepresented histories.” “We are immensely proud of the NEH’s impact across the U.S. and will continue advocating for increased federal support for future grants in 2023 and beyond.”