Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Muslim Journeys

Bridging Cultures

Receipt Deadline September 25, 2012 for Projects Beginning January 2013

Brief Summary

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is conducting a special initiative, Bridging Cultures, which engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding of and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad.
As part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, NEH is collaborating with the American Library Association (ALA) to present “Muslim Journeys,” the first in a planned series of Bridging Cultures Bookshelves. Through Bridging Cultures Bookshelf programs, NEH will provide resources to enhance libraries’ collections and their capacity to engage audiences in reflection on and conversation about a variety of Bridging Cultures themes.
The “Muslim Journeys” Bookshelf is intended to address the American public's need and desire for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
The “Muslim Journeys” Bookshelf seeks to provide the nation’s libraries—and in turn their patrons—with a selection of resources chosen especially for public audiences, based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other humanities educators and program experts.


Contact the American Library Association staff at 1–800–545–2433, ext. 5045, or publicprograms@ala.org. You can also contact the National Endowment for the Humanities at 202–606–8337 orbridgingcultures@neh.gov. Hearing–impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1–866–372–2930.

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