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Humanities on the Hill 2017

Our annual advocacy event will take place in Washington, DC on March 6-8 and will bring supporters together to demonstrate the importance of humanities funding and programming. #HumHill17

Registration Deadline Extended: Friday, March 3.


Call for Proposals

The 2017 National Humanities Conference

The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are pleased to announce the 2017 National Humanities Conference and issue the annual call for proposals. There are several new session format recommendations as well as areas of focus for prospective sessions. Deadline is 3/15/17.


New Board Members Elected


On Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the National Humanities Conference, four new members were elected by the membership to the Federation board of directors. Congratulations to Armand DeKeyser (AL), Joan Abrams (RI), Briann Greenfield (NJ), and Steven Seibert (FL).



The 2016 Schwartz Prize Winner


Congratulations to the Michigan Humanities Council, the 2016 Schwartz Prize winner, for its program, "Heritage Grants: Exploring the History of All Michigan's People."


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Celebrate the Arts and Humanities!

Featured Council Programs

Engage. Explore. Encourage. Educate. Experience. Council programs across the nation are blending the arts and humanities to address issues of community and national importance, including neighborhood revitalization, social change, cultural and local heritage, war, religion, education, and access.



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


Support the NEH and the State Humanities Councils

January 27, 2017

Proposals to severely cut or eliminate NEH, while dismaying, are not new. The NEH and the state humanities councils have weathered previous storms by attracting strong bipartisan support and offering outstanding programming.

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NHC 2017: Call for Proposals

December 8, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2017 National Humanities Conference, which will take place in Boston, MA, Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5. This is the Call for Session Proposals. The deadline is March 15, 2017.

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November Council Pulitzer Update

November 28, 2016

Throughout November, councils hosted a variety of Pulitzer Prizes Campfires from book fairs to conferences to nature hikes coupled with literature that brought participants together in discussion and community. In addition, councils continued to host presentations, exhibits, book discussions, and writing workshops featuring Pulitzer Prize winners and works.

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Humanities on the Hill

March 6-8, 2017  |  Washington, DC

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