The National Endowment for the Humanities Supports the Study and Discussion of War.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) offers the Dialogues on the Experience of War (Dialogues) program as part of its current initiative, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues are primarily designed to reach military veterans; however, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate. NEH welcomes proposals that have clear potential to involve the nation’s veterans. All projects must be informed by scholarship and insights from the humanities.
Possible projects might, for example
- bring military veterans, humanities scholars, and communities together to discuss fiction or nonfiction writings as well as films that explore veterans’ experiences of military service and of returning home;
- examine the experiences of military veterans through the medium of film, television, radio, or interpretive digital formats;
- conduct advanced research on war and its aftermath for articles, monographs, books, digital materials, or other scholarly resources in the humanities;
- convene college or school educators to study historical, literary, and philosophical materials of value and interest to veterans returning to the classroom; or
- curate, preserve and exhibit significant collections of veterans’ materials, such as letters, photographs, memorabilia, and oral histories.