Schwartz Prize Winners


The 36th Annual Schwartz Prize

We are thrilled to announce that the judges awarded two Schwartz Prizes this year. The first to Mississippi Humanities Council for their "Racial Equity Grant Program" and the second to Oregon Humanities for "This Land."


Washington DC in Spring


Humanities on the Hill 2019

Come to Washington, DC for the Federation's annual advocacy event, Humanities on the Hill., from March 5-7, 2019. More information coming in December.

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Thank you!

The 2018 National Humanities Conference

The 2018 National Humanities Conference saw a record number of humanists from public, academic, and government organizations! We are so grateful to all who attended, the conference planning committee, session coordinators, and speakers who made this event unforgettable.

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Democracy and the Informed Citizen

Featured Council Programs

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.


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.

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Supporting and Serving Our Members

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

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Latest News


NHC 19: Call for Session Proposals

December 13, 2018

Now accepting session proposals for the 2019 National Humanities Conference taking place in Honolulu, HI, November 7-10, 2019. Deadline to submit is Friday, February 22, 2019.

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Mississippi and Oregon Win 2018 Schwartz Prize

November 16, 2018

Two Schwartz Prizes Awards were announced at the 2018 National Humanities Conference Schwartz Prize Awards Presentation. The two awards went to Mississippi Humanities Council for its “Racial Equity Grant Program,” and to Oregon Humanities for “This Land.”

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The National Humanities Conference

Nov. 8-11 | New Orleans, LA

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