Recently Funded STEM-Related National Endowment for the Humanities Projects


December 15th, 2020

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funds projects each year that explore the connections between science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the humanities. CAISE coordinated with NEH to make these project descriptions available here. The newly cataloged projects, funded through the Division of Public Programs, are multidisciplinary and address regional history or topics of interest. They use learning environments e.g. film and exhibits to explore where ecology, history, art, industry and other sectors intersect. Projects are organized below by the year funded. To view all of the NEH projects in the CAISE repository, use Advanced Search, choose “Funding Source” & select “NEH”. The Digital Projects for the Public program may also be of interest to the informal STEM learning community. Applications will be available in April 2021. 


2017 Projects

Digital Giza Peter Der Manuelian, President and Fellows of Harvard College
The Animated Atlas of California Farming History Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, California Institute for Rural Studies
A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World Christina Connett, New Bedford Whaling Museum
Interpretive Plan for “A World Before Cars” Gallery Joshua Ruff, Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages
Sick: Seven Diseases That Changed Brooklyn Julie Golia, Brooklyn Historical Society
Communities of Care: Voices of Healing and Endurance Pauline Strong, University of Texas, Austin
Age of Alchemy: The Goldsmith’s Daughter Erin McLeary, Science History Institute


2018 Projects

More Than a Job: Work and Community in New Bedford’s Fishing Industry Laura Orleans, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.
Back to the City of the Sun A/R Experience Jack Kerber, Cahokia Mounds Museum Society
Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling Tracie Guy-Decker, Jewish Museum of Maryland
Digital Worlds: History and Cultural Impact Jon-Paul Dyson, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum


2019 Projects

Planning Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s “Egypt on the Nile” Erin Peters, Carnegie Institute
Roberto Burle Marx: Modern Nature of Brazil–A Garden-Wide Humanities Exhibition Joanna Groarke, New York Botanical Garden
San Francisco’s Buried History Robert Rothfarb, Exploratorium


2020 Projects

Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World Eric Singleton, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
First Kings of Europe: The Emergence of Hierarchy in the Prehistoric Balkans William Parkinson, Field Museum of Natural History