Three History Faculty Members Awarded NEH Grants

Written by
Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Jan. 7, 2021

Three faculty members in the Department of History have received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Alison Isenberg, professor of history, received a $30,000 grant for research and writing “Uprisings: The Impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination and the Case of Trenton, New Jersey,” a book on unrest in Trenton, New Jersey, in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Beth Lew-Williams, associate professor of history, received a $60,000 grant for research and writing “Race and Law in the American West, 1850–1924,” a book on Chinese immigrants and the law in the American West, 1850–1924.

Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, professor of Near Eastern studies and history, and director of the Program in Near Eastern Studies, received $150,000 for the project “Creating a Committee for Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies,” which will focus on the development of undergraduate and graduate curricula in manuscript, rare book and archive studies.

The NEH awarded $33 million to 213 humanities projects nationwide to support innovative digital projects for the public, humanities initiatives on college campuses, and infrastructure projects at cultural institutions.

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