(August 17, 2021) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $28.4 million in grants for 239 humanities projects across the country, including the following projects in Middle East studies.
Pennsylvania State University Outright: $249,842
Project Director: Michelle Campos; Orit Bashkin (co-project director); Lior Sternfeld (co-project director)
Project Title: Reimagining Jewish Life in the Modern Middle East, 1800–Present: Culture, Society, and History
Project Description: Preparation for print publication of a multi-authored monograph on the history of Jewish life in the Middle East from 1800 to the present, for preparation of a special journal issue and a website.
Benedictine University Outright: $195,764
[Scholarly Editions and Translations]
Project Director: Kaveh Hemmat
Project Title: Khataynameh (“Book of China”) Translation Project
Project Description: Preparation for print and digital publication of a translation of a travel narrative written by Ali Akbar Khatayi, a Persian merchant who travelled to China in the sixteenth century.