national endowment for the humanities

NEH investment brings Michigan’s expertise in Asian studies to readers around the world

by Charles Watkinson April 9, 2018

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will make significant books about Asia published by the University of Michigan freely and publicly available online, in editions that use digital affordances to enrich the reading and teaching experience. Together these titles will dramatically advance public understanding of the diversity of society, culture, and history in East, South, and Southeast Asia at a time when the region is rarely out of the headlines. The $200,000 grant announced on April 9 is part of the Humanities Open Book Program, created and funded jointly by NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon […]

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‘The Americanist’ Author Daniel Aaron Awarded National Humanities Medal

by Shaun Manning March 14, 2011

Daniel Aaron, author of The Americanist, was recently selected to receive the 2010 National Humanities Medal. Ten awards are given each year for outstanding achievements in history, literature, education, and cultural policy. The medal will be presented at a ceremony in the White House, followed by a reception in the recipients’ honor attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The official citation honoring Aaron reads: Daniel Aaron for his contributions to American literature and culture. As the founding president of the Library of America, he helped preserve our nation’s heritage by publishing America’s most significant writing in […]

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