History faculty member awarded planning grant for project

Cody Ferguson, PhD, assistant professor of History, together with his co-principal investigators at Arizona State University, received a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the multi-year public and digital humanities project, “Nature, History, and Culture at the Nation’s Edge.”

The project currently involves more than 50 community partners in 15 historical and cultural organizations in 12 borderland communities along the Arizona-Sonora border. It will eventually include a travelling exhibit; an educational website and mobile application; support for cultural and educational events and indexing and digitizing oral history; and photo collections in small museums throughout the region.