AHRC and NEH agree collaboration
23 October 2008
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) of the United States and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) of the United Kingdom have signed a memorandum of understanding to foster scholarly collaboration and research in the humanities. On October 23rd in Washington, NEH Chairman, Dr. Bruce Cole, and AHRC Director of Research, Professor Shearer West, signed the memorandum of understanding, inaugurating the first of two academic conferences. October's conference, "Picturing the Nation", featured presentations from scholars from the United States and the United Kingdom on how art can illuminate a nation's history. A second conference will take place in the United Kingdom in 2009, in collaboration with the AHRC's strategic programme "Beyond Text".
NEH and AHRC will encourage efforts to foster the development of innovative digital resources, research in the humanities, and collegial interaction between scholars, librarians, curators and other museum professionals for continued academic work on humanities subjects. Papers from each of the conferences are to be published online.
Visit the NEH website for more information on Picturing the Nation.