Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. It is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
Through it, NEH and ALA provided 950 humanities councils and public, academic, and community college libraries—and in turn their patrons—with a selection of resources chosen especially for public audiences, based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other humanities educators and program experts. Applications are no longer being accepted for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. However, Bookshelf recipients may be interested in applying for a Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys grant, described below.
Programming and promotional resources are available for libraries that received the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.
Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
NEH and ALA developed five Let’s Talk About It themes featuring the works included in the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Libraries that received the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf were invited to apply to receive up to $4,500 in programming support for scholar-led reading and discussion programs.
We are no longer accepting applications. The deadline for applying for Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys was March 29, 2013.