Daniel Vivian Receives $74,999 in National Endowment for the Humanities Funding
A project that Associate Professor Daniel Vivian is involved with, “Whose History Are We Preserving? Mapping the Gaps of the National Register of Historic Places from Racial and Ethnic Perspectives,” has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $74,999.
This project was initiated by Dr. Yuha Jung in the College of Fine Arts and involves faculty in other units at the University of Kentucky and at Vanderbilt University. Vivian will serve as co-principal investigator, and because of his experience with the National Register program, he will be largely responsible for the qualitative portion of the project.
Vivian explained that the goal of the project is to understand the reasons for underrepresentation of historically marginalized communities in the National Register of Historic Places. “This problem is much discussed and usually assumed to be a product of racial bias,” he said. “The reasons it exists, however, are poorly understood. The project will undertake quantitative and qualitative research to understand the reasons for the so-called ‘diversity deficit’ and suggest ways to address it.”