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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.

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What does it mean to be an informed citizen in today's democracy? How does one shift through allegations of fake news to find real news? What is the future of journalism, particularly local journalism, and why is it important? Explore these questions with 49 state humanities councils, who are hosting programs across the country.


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Latest News


NHC 18: Announcing the 2018 Capps Lecturer!

June 28, 2018

The Federation of State Humanities Councils is pleased to announce that Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author, will be the National Humanities Conference 2018 Capps Lecturer.

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NHC18: Introducing the 2018 Conference

May 16, 2018

Join us in New Orleans for the 2018 National Humanities Conference held in conjunction with the city’s tricentennial celebration! The conference features offsite sessions, lectures, and tours, along with an array of sessions from the more tactical to the more abstract. Conference runs from Nov. 8-11, 2018.

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The National Humanities Conference

Nov. 8-11 | New Orleans, LA

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20jul(jul 20)8:00 am21(jul 21)12:30 pmFederation Board Meeting


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08novallday2018 National Humanities Conference

08novalldayFederation Board Meeting Pt. 1

09novallday36th Annual Schwartz Prize Presentation

10novalldayAnnual Business Meeting

11nov8:00 am11:30 amFederation Board Meeting Pt. 2


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