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The president's proposed budget once again calls for the elimination of NEH, which funds the state humanities councils. We seek your support in urging Congress to continue its strong bipartisan support of NEH and reject the president's proposal.

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The 2018 National Humanities Conference

The 2018 National Humanities Conference will take place from Nov. 8-11, 2018 in New Orleans, LA in conjunction with the state's tricentennial.


What are the Public Humanities?

Featured Council Programs

Learn more using this new online database featuring council-conducted programs and grant opportunities! Check out some of our national initiatives, such as the Bill of Rights partnership with the National Archives, or the Campfires initiative with The Pulitzer Prizes to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The database is also filterable by audience, subject, and council.


Our Work

Advocating Support for the Humanities

Articulating the benefits of the councils and importance of the humanities to Congress, national organizations, and the nation.

Discover Why the Humanities Matter

Connecting the Humanities Community

Uniting our members and the humanities community through events, partnerships, conversations, and national initiatives.

Learn About What We Do

Supporting and Serving Our Members

Strengthening the councils through services, information sharing, and tools to aid in advocacy, communication, management, and fundraising.

See What Our Members Are Doing

Featured Programs – Arts & Humanities Programs


Latest News


NHC18: Call for Session Proposals!

December 7, 2017

The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are pleased to announce the 2018 National Humanities Conference, which will take place in New Orleans in conjunction with the city’s tricentennial celebration.

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Humanities on the Hill

March 6-8 | Washington, DC

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