WASHINGTON (July 25, 2013) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today $33 million in grants for 173 humanities projects, including the publication of the complete papers of the first Federal Congress, which met from 1789 to 1791, and the archaeological excavation and analysis of Bronze Age settlements around the Marmara Lake Basin in Anatolia, Turkey.
When Miyoko Takaragawa (1922-2015) died, her family found two photo albums among her possessions that included over 100 photographs taken at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, a World War II Japanese American confinement site. Miyoko and her husband, Yutaka Takaragawa, were incarcerated at Heart Mountain from 1942 to 1945, where their son Tetsuro Ronald Takaragawa was
Assistant Professor Hannah Ridge (Political Science) recently published her first book, Defining Democracy: Democratic Commitment in the Arab World. The book focuses on how Arabic-speakers in the Middle East use the word dimuqratiyya. The English translation – democracy – fails to capture the nuance of how the word is employed, according to Dr. Ridge. “When