Assistant Professor of History Celeste Day Moore recently received a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $6,000 award will support research and writing for a project titled “Soundscapes of Liberation: African-American Music and the Circuits of the 20th-Century Atlantic World.”
Moore said the goal of the project is to publish a book on the transatlantic networks of production, distribution, and performance that led to the rise of African-American music as a globally recognized sign of power and protest after World War II.
The National Humanities Alliance released the following statement from its Executive Director Stephen Kidd on the announcement of $28.6 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 233 humanities projects nationwide:
“Through this grant release, the National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting veterans, preserving cultural heritage collections of national importance, fostering civic dialogue, encouraging new methods in undergraduate education, and catalyzing support for humanities institutions. This funding is crucial to providing humanities access in every state, ensuring that Americans in rural and urban areas alike have access to programs that enrich their lives, help them grapple with the problems of today and tomorrow, and build strong communities.