University of Nevada, Reno receives grants from Nevada Humanities for 2022

Museum, history, indigenous peoples, documentary projects benefit community

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University of Nevada, Reno receives grants from Nevada Humanities for 2022

Museum, history, indigenous peoples, documentary projects benefit community

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The University of Nevada, Reno received six Nevada Humanities project grant awards for a variety of projects. The grants for 2022 total $31,500.

2022 Nevada Humanities Project Grant Awards to the University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Gender, Race, & Identity – Reno ($6,000)
Decolonizing Methodologies in Practice 
This event will feature an Indigenous scholar in conversation with Indigenous Peoples for local communities, students, and the public. A talk and two workshops led by Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith (néeMead) will demonstrate the University of Nevada, Reno’s commitment to serve Indigenous students and the community.

Department of History – Reno ($5,250)
Telling Our Stories: Empowering Indigenous Youth and Communities Through Storytelling 
Telling Our Stories
 provides an opportunity for Indigenous middle and high school students from Nevada to develop (hi)story telling, research, and leadership skills through a week-long, residential workshop. Students and Indigenous undergraduate mentors will learn to serve as community creators of cultural products rooted in the humanities. 

John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art – Reno ($4,500) 
Following the Box
This exhibition incorporates a variety of media, photography, and performance art based on artistic responses to 1940s photographs of West Bengal, India. The photographs were taken by a US service member during World War II and resurfaced at an estate sale in Chicago decades later. Following the Box explores historic imagery and the role of arts in fostering social memory across cultures.

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Keck Museum– Reno ($5,250)
History of Climate Reporting in Nevada Exhibit
This exhibit and lecture series explores the history of climate reporting in Nevada and the intersectionality of art and climate. The public exhibit at the Keck Museum, curated collaboratively with the Nevada State Climate Office and the Lilley Museum, features pictures and historic documents, as well as original art by local artists. 

Reynolds School of Journalism – Reno ($5,250)
Battles Beyond the Horizon: A Documentary Film
Since the bow and arrow humans have been distancing themselves from battle. Now with drones and artificial intelligence, attacks are conducted across the world and decisions are increasingly made by AI. Battles Beyond the Horizon is a Nevada-based documentary film featuring philosophy and history scholars grappling with what this future means for humans.  

School of the Arts – Reno ($5,250)
Sweet Honey in the Rock Residency
Sweet Honey in the Rock, a renowned a cappella ensemble, will participate in a 3-day residency as part of the 61st Performing Arts Series season. Through this residency the community will experience programs related to social justice through music, African American history, contemporary Black American experiences, and American Sign Language.

Nevada Humanities

Nevada Humanities recently announced that Nevada Humanities Major Project Grants, totaling $232,484.80, were awarded to fund 49 humanities programs across Nevada. These grants are a part of their Fiscal Year 2022 Nevada Humanities Project Grants to Support Public Humanities Projects. Annually Nevada Humanities offers grants to nonprofit organizations and government and tribal entities, such as libraries, museums, and schools to fund public and educational programs in the humanities. Major grant applicants requested and were awarded funds in a variety of amounts for projects that will take place across Nevada beginning November 1, 2021, and running through October 31, 2022.

“Our 2022 grant recipients truly reflect Nevada’s diverse communities that will benefit from these exciting and relevant humanities programs, events, and exhibits, especially in this time of great financial need across our state,” said Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities. “Through these grants, humanities programs are meeting real needs across Nevada, helping to preserve our cultural infrastructure, and aiding in the important work of pandemic recovery in our communities.”

Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities. For more information about Nevada Humanities visit

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