Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans provides opportunities for veterans to reflect on the war and homecoming experiences through facilitated discussions based on different humanities sources: books, art, film, museum exhibits, oral histories, and blogs.
Interested veterans and others with significant experiences related to war and the military are encouraged to apply. The program is free; books and other resources are covered by the NEH grant.
Project director Dr. Alex Vernon says, "The opportunity to discuss artistic and testimonial accounts of war with other veterans will be enormously gratifying. There's no single veteran perspective, and we'll all bring different ideas to the table and take new reflections with us." Dr. Vernon is a combat veteran as well as a writer and a literature professor.
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.
"NEH provides support for projects across America that preserve our heritage, promote scholarly discoveries, and make the best of America's humanities ideas available to all Americans," said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. "We are proud to announce this latest group of grantees, who through their projects and research will bring valuable lessons of history and culture to Americans."
"Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities." The National Endowment for the Humanities and Central Arkansas Library System together: Exploring the human endeavor.
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