Genna Kane Accepted Into NEH Workshop

AMNESP PhD candidate Genna Kane has accepted a spot at the National Endowment for the Humanities workshop this summer, “New York as a Port City.” Congratulations, Genna! 


This first-time workshop for higher education faculty, advanced graduate students, and humanities professionals will examine the historical, cultural, economic, and environmental significance of New York City’s waterfront and ports of entry. Guided site visits include the South Street Seaport Museum, the lower Manhattan waterfront, the Port of Newark’s Container Terminal, the African Burial Ground National Monument, and the African American Maritime Heritage Program, among others. Across the week-long workshops, participants will examine New York’s port history through a variety of humanities disciplines and subject areas, including public history, environmental history, literature, ethnic studies, and the oceanic humanities.