Princeton Faculty Receive NEH Grants

December 17, 2020

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $32.8 million in grants to support 213 humanities projects in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Three Princeton faculty and a Princeton University initiative received grants this year.

Alison Isenberg (History)

Project Title: Uprisings: The Impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination and the Case of Trenton, New Jersey

Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on unrest in Trenton, New Jersey, in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Beth Lew-Williams (History)

Project Title: Race and Law in the American West, 1850–1924 

Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on Chinese immigrants and the law in the American West, 1850–1924.

Jonathan Gribetz (Near Eastern Studies)

Project Title: Reading Herzl in Beirut: The PLO’s Research on Judaism and Israel

Project Description: Completion of a book on the history of a research center and library formerly maintained in Beirut, Lebanon by the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Princeton University [Humanities Initiatives: Colleges and Universities]

Project Director: Marina Rustow (Near Eastern Studies)

Project Title: Creating a Committee for Manuscript, Rare Book, and Archive Studies

Project Description: The development of undergraduate and graduate curricula in Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies.

See the full list of recipients on the NEH website.

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