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NEH LogoSAVE THE DATE: NEH Regional Application-Writing Workshop on February 25, 2015

Stefanie Walker, PhD, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Division of Research Programs, will be on campus to present a morning workshop on NEH funding opportunities in the humanities. Dr. Walker will be available for a limited number of individual meetings during the afternoons of February 24 and 25.

In addition, Robert G. Colby, PhD, program officer at Ohio Humanities, the state affiliate of the NEH, will present on funding opportunities for the public humanities around Ohio.

For more details and register, click HERE.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

The staff of the NEH Division of Research Programs will conduct 12 workshops around the country this year, and we are honored the NEH has chosen CWRU as a regional site. Through these workshops, NEH hopes to raise awareness of funding opportunities in the humanities and increase the number and quality of applications submitted for funding.


The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Announces Prize for the Best SAGES Capstone Project or Senior Paper in the Humanities.

The inaugural Baker-Nord Center Undergraduate Humanities Prize was awarded to Derek Reinbold for his paper “Gods of Fire on the Parthenon: Helios and Hephaistos in the East Metopes”.

Reinbold graduated with undergraduate degrees in art history, international studies and political science.


American Academy of Arts & Sciences Makes Bold Statement to Congress

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“Requested by a bipartisan group of legislators and scheduled to be distributed to every member of Congress, it is intended as a rallying cry against the entrenched idea that the humanities and social sciences are luxuries that employment-minded students can ill afford. People talk about the humanities and social sciences ‘as if they are a waste of time,’ said Richard H. Brodhead, the president of Duke University and a co-chairman of the commission that produced the report. ‘But this facile negativism forgets that many of the country’s most successful and creative people had exactly this kind of education.’” (New York Times) The full report can be found HERE.


Fellowships and Funding Relevant to Faculty in the Humanities and Arts

For complete information, please review our complete list of pending funding opportunities available on our Funding Sources page.


Award-Winning Work

The Baker-Nord Center is pleased to share the winning works from our sponsored programming, including this year’s Poetry in the Museum contest. Please click HERE to visit our Award Winning Works site.



The Humanities at ShowCASE

Date posted: August 28th, 2014

On April 18, 2014, The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities participated in Case Western Reserve University’s annual Research ShowCASE. The Center produced videos highlighting the research efforts of several of our humanities faculty members, as well as an undergraduate and graduate student.

2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Date posted: March 26th, 2014

The Cleveland Foundation today announced the winners of its 79th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. Learn more about the 2014 recipients of the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity.