Multiple U of I Research and Outreach Projects Receive IHC Grant
January 30, 2020
Five different University of Idaho projects received grants last month from the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC). The university’s Common Read program received financial support for Tommy Orange’s keynote address, and the Department of English received funds for the inaugural Palouse Literary Festival, held in October, which brought three authors from different genres to Moscow.
The interdisciplinary Confluence Lab received $3,000 for “Our Changing Climate: Finding Common Ground in Idaho Communities.” This project brings Idaho community members together to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s novel “Flight Behavior,” and issues surrounding climate change.
In addition, the “Seeking Suffrage Lecture Series,” a collaboration between the Latah County Historical Society, Moscow League of Women Voters, U of I Honors Program, U of I Women’s Center and U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences received $4,000 for its lectures commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The first two lectures occurred in September and January, with subsequent lectures in March and April.
Finally, Alyson Roy, assistant professor of history, was awarded $3,500 for a research fellowship to conduct research for a book project on the development of a visual language of empire in the Roman Republican period. She will trace the transformation of foreign objects into decoration and consumer goods and examine the circulation of triumphal material culture into Spain, Gaul and Greece.
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