Visualizing Cultures wins NEH award

The iCampus project, Visualizing Cultures, was informed by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that its website Black Ships & Samurai ( has been selected for inclusion on EDSITEment ( as one of the best online resources for education in the humanities. EDSITEment, a partnership with NEH, the National Trust for the Humanities and the Marco Polo Education Foundation, serves as a gateway to the highest quality humanities-related educational content on the Internet. Black Ships and Samurai was nominated for inclusion in the EDSITEment project in response to an open call for nominations.

The Blackships and Samurai site was reviewed by a peer review panel composed of educators and administrators in education organizations and higher education institutions. The panel determined that the site met the EDSITEment criteria for intellectual quality, content, design and most importantly, classroom impact. Congratulations to Professor John Dower (Ford International Professor of History, and author of “Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II,” winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award), and Professor Shigeru Miyagawa (Professor of Linguistics & Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture).