Two members of Le Moyne’s history department were recently notified by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that they have received summer stipends to fund their projects.
Associate Professor Leigh Fought received a summer stipend for a project titled “A Biography of Sally Hemings (1773–1835)” that will involve onsite research at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello for a short biography of Sally Hemings.
Professor Douglas Egerton received a summer stipend for a project titled “The Ally: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Boston Brahmin, Radical Minister, Labor Agitator, Vigilance Committee Activist.” The project will involve research for a biography of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911), artist and public intellectual of the nineteenth century.
NEH’s summer stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Only 100 summer stipends were awarded nationwide and Egerton and Fought were the only two to receive them within the Central New York region. Both received a $6,000 stipend, the maximum amount awarded.