Two UH profs get humanities funding

Two UH profs get humanities funding
NEH grants support projects in language, art history

A $102,000 grant will fund a two-year project led by School of Art director Rex Koontz, a collaboration between the university and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Graduate students will work with museum staff to expand and organize the museum’s digital archive of 20th-century Latin American and Latino art, documents and criticism.

The second NEH grant goes to Julie Tolliver, an assistant professor of French. The $50,400 will help Tolliver finish her book, “Tongue Ties: A Poetics of Solidarity in Francophone Independence Literatures.” She studies literature from French-speaking countries in the second half of the 20th century, when many of those countries were becoming independent and forging new, post-colonial identities.

National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Work at UH
Grants Fund Collaboration with MFA-H, Book on Independence Literature From French-speaking Countries

The latest round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities includes grants for two University of Houston faculty members, funding an ambitious collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston to expand access to the museum’s digital archive of Latin American art, along with support for a book exploring literature from French-speaking countries during the independence era of the mid-20th century.

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