CDRH featured at U.S. Capitol Historical Society event

Photo Credit: Kay Walter with Lin-Manuel Miranda
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:08

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities was one of five organizations invited to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society's annual event honoring Congress for its support of the humanities on September 12. Each organization has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Stephen Kidd, Executive Director of the National Humanities Alliance, suggested the university's center should be part of the showcase. Kay Walter, co-director of the center and professor and chair of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, was invited to presented at the event on behalf of the center. Her guests included Nebraska alumni Connie Sadler and Dianne Stoddard, whom have supported the center or the College of Arts and Sciences, also attended.

Lin-Manuel Miranda received the 2017 Freedom Award from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society at the event. The award-winning playwright, composer, lyricist, and performer has advanced public understanding of and appreciation for freedom through his work on the musical Hamilton and his subsequent Hamilton Education Project.

Watch coverage of Kay Walter's presentation here: University of Nebraska professor presents research on Capitol Hill


Written by Mike O'Connor and Terri Pieper