James Shapiro Wins 2017 NEH "Public Scholar" Award
Despite calls for its elimination by the Trump administration, the National Endowment for the Humanities continues its mission to support new scholarship and education. Over $1 million of NEH's $39 million 2017 budget has been set asside for projects by 28 "public scholars," including the Department's own Prof. James Shapiro, who will contribute to produce work directed at the general public. Prof. Shapiro will be working on a book about Shakespeare in America.
For more information, visit the Washington Post's piece on the NEH and its 2017 funding.