Humanities projects in Tennessee, Kentucky receive grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Some Tennessee and Kentucky humanities projects will receive part of $21.8 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities announced this week.

Nationwide, the funding will go to 295 projects.

In Tennessee, the awards range from $6,000 to $50,400 and go to projects at Birthplace of Country Music Alliance in Bristol; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, associate history professor Paul Kramer plans to look at the relationship between U.S. foreign policy and immigration policy since the 1890s.

Two projects in Kentucky will receive about $6,000 each. One will assess preservation at the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. The second is at Eastern Kentucky University for a preservation assessment of digital collections at the university library.