University of Michigan Press authors receive prestigious NEH Fellowships Open Book Program Grants

by Charles Watkinson on March 14, 2021

The Fellowships Open Book Program from the National Endowment for the Humanities is a limited competition designed to make outstanding humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program allows teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that can be downloaded or redistributed for no charge.  The Program supports the conversion of recently published books written by NEH fellows into eBooks that are freely available online.

University of Michigan Press congratulates the following authors for being selected for this honor:

A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century U.S. American Actor 
Amy Hughes and Naomi Stubbs

Listening to the Lomax Archive: The Sonic Rhetorics of American Folksong in the 1930s 
Jonathan W. Stone

Both projects leverage the affordances of digital technology to bring archival materials to life. A Player and a Gentleman presents a full digital edition of the diary of the observant, peripatetic actor while Listening to the Lomax Archive will include audio recordings presented on the Fulcrum platform for digital scholarship.

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