Monthly Archives: May 2020

Final Proposal The Louisiana Exposition (1904 World’s Fair) Exhibit

Rutgers-Newark University requests an NEH Digital Projects for the Public Discovery Grant (30,000) to support the exploratory phase of a project to create a humanities exhibit focusing on the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, or The 1904 World’s Fair. The “Louisiana Purchase … Continue reading

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Final Proposal: From Chains to Cinema

Rutgers University requests a NEH Digital Project for the Public Discovery Grant for $30,000 to develop a working prototype for a website and corresponding social media platforms. From Chains to Cinema, will shed light on contemporary movies which focus on … Continue reading

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American Martial Arts: Societal Changes, Popular Culture and Gender Equality

The American Martial Arts project aims to educate martial arts practitioners and the general public on the evolution of martial arts in American society. The digitization of American martial arts history will demonstrate how it gained popularity as a counterculture … Continue reading

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The Black Women in Horror and Science Fiction Database

The Women in Horror and Science Fiction Database (WiHSFDb) will be a website that explores and celebrates black women in strong and empowered roles in genre cinema. While many may assume that genre films exploited female characters in the past, … Continue reading

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Small Screen Meets Black Teen: Investigating Locations in African American Television

The NEH Digital Projects for the Public Discovery Grant will allow Rutgers University to launch research for an online project that will give high school students a new and engaging way to learn about African American history and geography. This … Continue reading

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Book Genius Proposal

Book Genius will enable users a multilayered search based on book genres. For example, a user will be able to search for a book that has “coming of age” and “dystopia.” Some novels that could come up are The Hunger … Continue reading

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Urban Housing Eviction Crisis of the Great Depression: Impacting Single Women; African Americans; Jewish Immigrants

My proposal is analyzing on a period of history that has such a social and historical outcome which is usually a challenge even with many commentaries every historian has a different way of looking at events. For this, my angle … Continue reading

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Final Proposal: An Online Museum and Educational Tool

My project aims to build an online version of Museum of Chinese Americans with an online teaching assistance and discussion board for teachers and students. The existing website for Museum of Chinese Americans is very insufficient and lacking in digitalizing … Continue reading

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Final Project: Black NJ

Black NJ would highlight local cultural landmarks that bear witness to otherwise hidden Black histories.  In its first year, Black NJ will focus its Discovery Grant to pay our humanities team to research the colonial-era Black history in the town … Continue reading

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Nature of the Request: School Lunches: From a tool of assimilation to cultural acceptance

This proposal, submitted to the NEH Division of Public Programs for a “Digital Projects for the Public Discovery Grant, requests an amount of $17,350 to support the exploratory phase of a project for Rutgers University- Newark’s American Studies program. “School … Continue reading

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