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Welcome to the online planning site for the NEH Central Region Humanities Center at Ohio University. Within this site are folders containing discussions of the 25 planning groups whose topics are listed below. During this planning year, August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001, we are reaching out across the region to identify existing organizations and hum anities programs with regional focus. The Inventory, Preservation, and Internet/Information Task Forces are identifying existing and needed resources. Other task forces will set agendas for collaboration, research, and programming (including K-16 curricula, multicasting, and publishing). The Research Task Force consists of thematic roundtable discussions conducted by Internet, telephone, and other means, for the purpose of identifying needed research and programs.

If you a re interested in joining one or more of these discussions, have suggestions for how the Center could serve the region, or would like to receive Keeping Current, the Center's newsletter (via e-mail or in paper form), we invite you to contact the Administrative Associate, Diana Glaizer (; 740-593-4602). We will be happy to discuss how you might participate, pass information on to the appropriate group, or add your name to our mailing list.

Task Forces

Collaborations: Judith Yaross Lee, Interpersonal Communication, Ohio University
Lynda Ann Ewen, Sociology, Marshall University (WV)
Inventory: George Bain, Archives & Special Collections, Ohio University
Research: Joseph W. Slade, School of Telecommunications, Ohio University
Gordon B. McKinney, Appalachian Center, Berea College (KY)
Regional Programming: Chester J. Pach, History, Ohio University
K-12 Education: Elaine Wrisley Reed, National Council for History Education, Inc.
Multicasting: Carolyn Bailey Lewis, Telecommunications Center/WOUB, Ohio University
Keith Newman, Telecommunications Center/WOUB, Ohio University
Publishing, Gillian Berchowitz, Ohio University Press
Internet/Information Technolo gy, Ann E. Kovalchick, CITL, Ohio University
Christopher S. Peebles, Information Technology, Indiana University
Preservation Needs Assessment
, Patricia Smith-Hunt, Alden Library, Ohio University

Research Roundtables

African-American Culture: Richard Pierce, History, Notre Dame University (IN)
Appalachian Literature & Literary Culture: Danny Miller, Literature & Languages, Nort hern Kentucky University
Ethnic Cultures: Candida F. Jaquez, Folklore Institute, Indiana University
History of Technology: Judith Endelman, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (MI)
Labor & Working Class Issues: Julio Cesar Guerrero, Labor Studies Institute, University of Michigan
Land & Landscape: William Nichols, Environmental Studies, Denison University
Language & D ialects: Kirk Hazen, English, West Virginia University
Midwestern Literature & Literary Culture: Philip Greasley, University Extension, University of Kentucky
Music (Vernacular & Elite): Ronald Pen, John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, University of Kentucky
Native American Culture: Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, History, Ohio State University at Newark
Popular Culture: Gregory A. Waller, English, University of Kentucky
Riverine & Lake Culture: Susan Sleeper-Smith, History, Michigan State University
Rural Culture: Howard Sacks, Sociology & Rural Life Center, Kenyon College (OH)
Urban Culture: Jerry Herron, American Studies, Wayne State University (MI)
Visual Arts: Jenine Culligan, Curator, Huntington Museum of Art
Women's Studies: Elizabeth En gelhardt, Women's Studies, Ohio University