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NEH  A federal agency, National Endowment for the Humanities supports research, preservation, public programs, and education in the humanities.

If you visit any NEH events this year don’t forget to pick up some #NEH swag!

Veterans’ tattoos document experiences and share untold stories. Watch a brand new #NEHinTheField to learn more. Link in bio.

#DYK that exhibitions funded by NEH’s Division of Public Programs create museum catalogs? #NEHgrant

Keep an eye out for upcoming #NEHontheRoad. Several new touring exhibitions making stops all across the US this year. Link in bio.

The NEH state humanities councils are among the most visible expressions of federal support of the humanities. Since the early ’70s, NEH has funded and worked with partner institutions in each of the 50 states and several territories. There are now 56 of these state humanities councils, and they support everything from lectures on history and public policy to historical performances, book festivals, literacy training, and adult education, all while making grants to help fund films, exhibitions, and other local humanities projects. #NEHgrant

Explore the Plateau Peoples' web portal of Native American history and culture. Link in bio.

Port Huron Museum hosted #NEHontheRoad's ¡Carnaval! which looked at the festival's history. #NEHinYourState #MI

NEH announces $39.3 million for 245 humanities projects and programs. See the full list of new grants by clicking the link in our bio. #NEHgrant

State encyclopedias began, of course, in the age of print. In the United States, a prime example was the Handbook of Texas, first published by the Texas State Historical Association in 1952 and reissued as the revised New Handbook of Texas in 1996. The content went digital in 1999 as the Handbook of Texas Online. NEH established a grant initiative through the state humanities councils for more online state encyclopedias. Today’s state online encyclopedias with an NEH or humanities council connection also include the Encyclopedia of Alabama, the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, Encyclopedia Virginia, e-WV (West Virginia), Guampedia, KnowLA: The Encyclopedia of Louisiana, Online Nevada Encyclopedia (ONE), and the bilingual Puerto Rico Encyclopedia. #NEHgrant

Before the civil rights era, life on the open road was not the same for all Americans. Ask Candacy Taylor. Read the full story in our bio.

At @JohnsHopkinsU, an unlikely medical team changed cardiac surgery forever. The university’s newly appointed head of surgery in 1944, Alfred Blalock, came from an aristocratic family in Georgia and considered “the impossible” a personal challenge. His surgical technician, Vivien Thomas, was an African American with a high school education and the ability to translate Blalock’s revolutionary ideas into elegant surgical procedures. Blalock and Thomas’s partnership “defied every stereotype of its time and place,” says @sparkmediadc’s Andrea Kalin, writer and producer of “Partners of the Heart,” a documentary about Blalock and Thomas’s partnership, supported by $813,727 in NEH grants. #NEHgrant

In 1987, Edna MacLean received an #NEHgrant to preserve Inupiaq culture. In 2017, her granddaughter shares the story. See the full video in our bio.

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