South Carolina Institutions Receive NEH Grants

SC Humanities is pleased to congratulate three South Carolina organizations for receiving four grants totaling $369,529 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH recently announced their support of 212 humanities projects from across the country, including the four in South Carolina. NEH grants are highly competitive and involve a rigorous peer-review and selection process to ensure that the projects represent the highest level of humanities research and public engagement.

“The grant projects announced today represent the very best of humanities scholarship and programming,” said NEH Chairman William Adams. “NEH is proud to support programs that illuminate the great ideas and events of our past, broaden access to our nation’s many cultural resources, and open up for us new ways of understanding the world in which we live.”

The recipients and projects from South Carolina are:

Upcountry History Museum
NEH on the Road
Outright Amount: $1,000
Project Title: NEH on the Road: Our Lives, Our Stores
Project Director: Dana Thorpe

Winthrop University
Public Scholar Program
Outright Amount: $50,400
Project Title: The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman’s Narrative
Project Director: Gregg Hecimovich

University of South Carolina, Columbia
Scholarly Editions and Translations
Outright Amount: $225,000
Project Title: The Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen of South Carolina: A Digital Documentary Edition: Phase 2
Project Director: Constance Schulz

Winthrop University
Seminars for College Teachers
Outright Amount: $93,129
Project Title: Take Note and Remember: The Commonplace Book and Its American Descendants
Project Director: Laura Gardner

SC Humanities is in its 42nd year as the state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.