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WV Humanities Council Announces Fellowship Awards

The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 10 new fellowships. The $3,000 grants are awarded annually to college faculty and independent scholars for research and writing projects in the humanities. The Humanities Council offers a variety of grants to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming, budgeting over $800,000 for grants and programs each year. The Humanities Council’s fellowships, unique in West Virginia, are among its most competitive offerings.
This year’s recipients include Betty Rivard. Her subject is Coming Full Circle: The Life and Legacy of a Pioneer in Air Pollution Control
Other 2024 Fellows and their subjects include: Gwen Bergner, Reviving Zora Neale Hurston’s Zombie, Benjamin Campbell, Irish Mountains: Isolation as a Construct of Celtic Mythology in Southern West Virginia, Rose Casey, Inheriting Racialized Dispossession: Succession Law in South African Literature, Scott Davidson, Who Is the Author of AI-Generated Projects? Rethinking Authorship and Copyright in an AI World, Renee Nicholson, Healthcare Is Human: A Narrative Medicine Approach in West Virginia, Irina Rodimtseva, A Field Guide to Interconnectedness, Sam Stack Jr., William Woodson Trent (1878-1960): Teacher, Educational Leader, and Politician, Christy Perry Tuohey, The Union Civil War Hospitals of West Virginia, 1861-1865 and Megan Vendemia, The Commodification and Ethics of Augmented Reality Appearance Filters: A Critical Review.
For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program, contact Humanities Council grants administrator Erin Riebe at (304) 346-8500 or via email at [email protected]. Grant guidelines and applications are also available on the Humanities Council website,
The West Virginia Humanities Council, an independent nonpartisan nonprofit institution, is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With the support of the NEH, the State of West Virginia, and contributions from the private sector, the Council’s mission is to support a vigorous program in the humanities statewide in West Virginia.