August 3, 2017
Carolina University Associate Professor of History Dr. M. Todd Bennett has won a
2017-18 NEH Public Scholar Award, the National Endowment for the Humanities
only 28 scholars were named Public Scholars by the NEH this year. I am
extremely honored – if not a little bit surprised – to be among such
a select group,” said Bennett.
Public Scholar Program supports ‘well-researched books in the humanities aimed
at a broad public audience.’ That the Endowment would consider my
ongoing book project worthy of such support is gratifying, to say the
will receive $50,400 in support of his book project, “Imagination Unlimited:
Howard Hughes, the CIA and the Untold Story Behind Their Hunt for a Sunken
In the book,
Bennett explores intelligence oversight and accountability through a narrative
account of the covert 1974 CIA operation to use Hughes’s ship Glomar Explorer to raise a sunken Soviet
submarine.The NEH Public Scholar program, now in its third year, aims to make academic writing and research more accessible and popular to a broad readership. Grant winners are a varied group of famous and not-so-famous writers studying a range of subjects from wiretapping to the Aztecs.
the National Endowment for the Humanities