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New Grant Program Aims to Protect Cultural Sites

March 10, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities will through a new grant program support projects that document or digitally reconstruct at-risk cultural heritage materials. The program is a response to the many threats -- including natural disasters, mismanagement and war -- facing cultural sites, the federal agency said in an announcement. Projects that may qualify for the grant include database development, digitization and training programs, among others.

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Carl Straumsheim

Carl Straumsheim, Technology Correspondent, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2013. He got his start in journalism as a video game blogger for Norway's third largest paper, Dagbladet, at age 15, and has since dabbled in media criticism, investigative reporting and political coverage. Straumsheim (pronounced STROMS-hyme) boasts that he once received a perfect score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which enabled him to pursue a bachelor's degree in English from LaGrange College and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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