On August 4, 2021, the university hosted a virtual celebration in recognition of a $750,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant that will support formation of the African Poetry Digital Portal at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This multi-institution project is led by Kwame Dawes, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, and Lorna Dawes, associate professor, University Libraries.
Friends and colleagues of the project team were invited to submit a note of congratulations and well wishes to be included in the video and/or shared with the team. The celebration also included remarks by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green; Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development; Mark Button, dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of English Chair Marco Abel; Claire Stewart, dean, University Libraries; and Kwame and Lorna Dawes, among others.
Read more about the grant and the African Poetry Digital Portal:
- Mellon grant powers vital initiative in African poetry - Department of English
- Mellon grant to transform African poetry research, scholarship - Nebraska Today
- African Poetry Digital Portal
- African Poetry Book Fund