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.