The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Center for Humanities & History of Modern Biology a CARES Act Grant. The grant will fund an extensive oral history initiative documenting biomedical history and pandemic response since 1890.
The project, entitled “Oral Histories of Biology, Medicine, and Pandemic Response” will be headed by Ludmila Pollock, executive director of Library and Archives. The CSHL Center for Humanities & History of Modern Biology, established in 2018, promotes humanistic understanding of modern biology and medicine by organizing public events, hosting virtual and physical exhibitions, and awarding a range of visiting fellowships.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act Grants support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming. It is the NEH’s mission to support research and learning in history, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding projects around the nation.