Publication Date

April 1, 2014

Perspectives Section


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced last week $18.2 million in grants for 208 humanities projects. These projects range in size and focus, including digitization, film production, traveling exhibitions, and preservation and access to historic collections.

NEH-Logo-190We are happy to see a number of historians on the list of grant recipients. Below is a detailed summary of AHA Member awardees, including titles of their award winning projects.

Daniel B. Domingues da Silva, University of Missouri, Columbia

Project Title: The Resurgence of the Atlantic Slave Trade to Angola, c.1780-1867

Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh

Project Title: World-Historical Gazetteer

Ryan Kashanipour, Northern Arizona University

Project Title: Magic and Medicine in Eighteenth Century Yucatan

Steve Hindle, Huntington Library

Project Title: Long-Term Research Fellowships at The Huntington Library

Eve Buckley, University of Delaware

Project Title: Transforming Brazil’s Desert: Drought, Poverty and Technocratic Tensions in

Modern Latin America

Denver Brunsman, George Washington University

Project Title: British Naval Impressment in the Revolutionary Atlantic

Yovanna Pineda, University of Central Florida, Orlando

Project Title: Technological Change, Society, and Development in Argentina’s Agricultural Sector,


Jennifer Guiliano, University of Maryland, College Park

Project Title: Transforming the Afro-Caribbean World (TAW)

Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard University

Project Title: Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran

Elizabeth Foster, Tufts University

Project Title: Catholics and the End of French Empire in sub-Saharan Africa

Liette Gidlow, Wayne State University

Project Title: Black Women’s Disfranchisement and the Fight for Voting Rights, 1920-1945

Lane Demas, Central Michigan University

Project Title: Sports, Race, and American Culture: A History of African Americans in Golf

Thomas Travers, Cornell University

Project Title: Indian Petitioning and the Making of the British Empire in South Asia, 1765-1800

Valerie Paley, New York Historical Society

Project Title: Long-Term Research Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society

Lawrence Frohman, SUNY Research Foundation, Stony Brook

Project Title: Surveillance, Privacy and the Politics of Personal Information in West Germany,


J. Mark Souther, Cleveland State University

Project Title: Curating Kisumu: Adapting Mobile Humanities Interpretation in East Africa

John Ghazvinian

Project Title: Iran and America since 1600




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