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Encyclopedia > National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the United States established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (Pub.L. 89-209) dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The NEH is located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. in the Old Post Office. Image File history File linksMetadata NEH.jpg‎ National Endowment for the Humanities seal File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ...

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Overview

According to their website, they are "the largest funder of humanities programs in the United States." The endowment accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects in four funding areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources, education, research, and public programs. Endowment may refer to many things: Finance Financial endowment; relating to funds or property donated to institutions or individuals. ...


NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. The agency is also a base supporter of its network of private, nonprofit affiliates, the 57 humanities councils in the United States. Every summer, NEH hosts undergraduate students from across the country as interns in various departments from the Division of Education to the Office of the Chairman. Each intern is mentored by an NEH staffperson and receives a stipend for ten weeks of full-time work.


The Endowment is directed by a chairman, who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, for a term of four years. Advising the chairman is the National Council on the Humanities, a board of 26 distinguished private citizens who are also appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The National Council members serve staggered six-year terms. The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the...


In 1995 the United States Government planned to abolish the NEH along with the NEA and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).


The current chairman is Dr. Bruce Cole, nominated and confirmed in 2001[1][2] and again in 2005.[3][4] Bruce Cole is the eighth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. ...


Chairs

  • Barnaby Keeney, 1963-, chairman of National Commission on the Humanities
  • Henry Allen Moe, 1965-66, interim chairman
  • Barnaby Keeney, 1966-1970
  • Wallace Edgerton, Acting Chairman, 1970-71
  • Ronald Berman, 1971-1977
  • Robert Kingston, Acting Chairman, 1977
  • Joseph Duffey, 1977-81
  • William J. Bennett, 1981-85
  • John Agresto, Acting Chairman, 1985
  • Lynne Cheney, 1986-1993
  • Jerry L. Martin, Acting Chairman, 1993
  • Donald Gibson, Acting Chairman, 1993
  • Sheldon Hackney, 1993-97
  • Bruce A. Lehman, Acting Chairman, 1997
  • William R. Ferris, 1997-2001
  • Bruce Cole, 2001-

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"We the People" initiative

The NEH makes certain important programs and texts part of the "We the People" initiative, which is used to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through the support of projects and programs that explore significant events and themes in our nation's history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that define America.[5]


See also

The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ... The West building of the National Gallery of Art with the East building visible behind and to to the left The National Gallery of Art is an art museum, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum was established in 1937 by the Congress, with funds for... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ... The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent agency of the United States federal government. ...

Notes

  1. ^ U.S. Congress (4 September 2001). "Nominations". Congressional Record 147 (113): S9088. Retrieved on 2006-09-25. 
  2. ^ U.S. Congress (14 September 2001). "Confirmations". Congressional Record 147 (120): S9464. Retrieved on 2006-09-25. 
  3. ^ U.S. Congress (18 July 2005). "Nominations". Congressional Record 151 (97): S8438. Retrieved on 2006-09-25. 
  4. ^ U.S. Congress (17 December 2005). "Confirmations". Congressional Record 151 (163): S13969. Retrieved on 2006-09-25. 
  5. ^ http://www.library.ucsb.edu/thoreau/misc_awards.html

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