Humanities Grants in the News

Here are some recent news stories and media mentions about projects the Humanities Council is supporting via grants.


D&E receives grant for Stirrup Gallery
Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College
The Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College will soon have in place new display stands and brochures, thanks to a $1,500 grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.




Oral histories recount hopeful integration of Mount Hope High School
Mount Hope integrated football team
On Oct. 15, 2017, the Mountain of Hope Organization held a public forum to showcase part of “Oh Deep in My Heart,” an ambitious interracial oral history project about desegregation in Mount Hope, with key backing from the West Virginia Humanities Council.



New app brings history to life in the New River Gorge region
The African American Heritage Driving Tour app leads visitors to 17 sites through four counties. The project was funded in part by a Humanities Council grant.




Digging Up the Past

Archaeology dig at Fort WarwickMore than 250 Pocahontas County students taking part in a hands-on archaeological project were able to discover musket balls, pieces of tea sets and other artifacts from a colonial fort near Green Bank. It is funded in part by a Humanities Council grant.



Documentary creating archive of West Virginians in Vietnam War
Paul Casto on his first tour of Vietnam

Paul Casto is one of five combat veterans from West Virginia featured in the upcoming West Virginia Public Broadcasting documentary. It is funded in part by a Humanities Council grant.




WVU Professor and Buckhannon Native will Document “Nashville Sound”

Travis Stimeling said the chance to document, archive, and act as a country music historian as part of a new research project is a dream-come-true. The work is supported by humanities grants from both the NEH and the West Virginia Humanities Council.



Facebook event: Celtic Calling - Dr Mick Moloney, WV Humanities Council Lecture Dr. Mick Moloney

Dr. Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Professor of Irish Studies and Music at New York University, will critically examine the impact of the Scots-Irish on language, music, dance and song. Made possible in part by a Humanities Council grant.



Air and Space Museum

Tweet by Diana Sole Walko: On set at the Air&Space Museum working on a documentary about . Funded in part by .





Logo in color with words

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum receives $20,035 Humanities Council grant to train schoolteachers who teach black history

The humanities workshop will run over four days (June 6-9, 2017). Experts in history, writing and journalism will lead the teachers in three days of classroom sessions. The fourth day involves a bus tour of regional black history sites.



Mitchell and Umminger

Award-winning authors to speak at A.E. Stringer Series

Marshall University’s A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series 2017 will kick off the new year with award-winning authors Alison Umminger and Margaret Mitchell, supported by a Humanities Council grant.





Eastern Pylons Lecture Series on the History of Medicine

The WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division pylon lecture series was made possible in part by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.





Robert Byrd

Exhibit tour: "Robert C. Byrd:  Senator, Statesman, West Virginian."

The exhibit was created to honor the 100th anniversary of Byrd's birth in 2017. The tour of the Robert C. Byrd exhibit is funded, in part, by a major grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.




Poet Nikki Giovanni Says W.Va. Should Be CelebratedNikkiGiovanni2015_ShepherdUniversity - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni was the Writer-in-Residence for Shepherd University’s 2015 Appalachian Heritage Festival. The residency was sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council and Shepherd's Appalachian Studies Program.


James WicklineDutch Man Has Cared for W.Va. Soldier’s Grave Since He Was 13 - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Filmmaker Marijn Poels, Grants Administrator Amy Postalwait and Maarten Vossen. Poels is making a documentary about Vossen's care for PFC James Wickline's grave in the Netherlands, and his effort to learn more about the West Virginia paratrooper. The film is being supported by a Humanities Council grant.