Say NO to Eliminating the NEH!

Advocacy Alert

The Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget calls for eliminating NEH, which funds the state humanities councils and makes our nation’s history and cultural heritage accessible to current and future generations. Urge Congress to reaffirm its strong bipartisan support for NEH and reject any efforts to eliminate it! #SavetheNEH



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

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Researcher/Writer

June 30, 2017

The Federation of State Humanities Councils seeks a Researcher/Writer to gather program descriptions, evaluations, impact studies, and other resources through council websites and documents, surveys, and interviews. The aim of the research is to contribute to a series of briefing documents explaining state humanities council work and the value of the humanities to the public. The project is supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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FY2015 Income Survey Results

June 29, 2017

Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications & Events Coordinator

June 28, 2017

The Federation of State Humanities Councils seeks a team-oriented individual to fill the position of Communications & Events Coordinator. The Communications & Events Coordinator will be a part of a small, flexible, and collegial staff committed to serving the councils. This is an entry-level, full-time position with benefits.

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Call for 2017 Schwartz Prize Nominations

June 26, 2017

Calling all outstanding work in the public humanities! The Schwartz Prize nominations call is now out. Please submit nominations by Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The winner(s) will be announced at the 2017 National Humanities Conference.

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The National Humanities Conference

November 2-5, 2017  |  Boston, MA

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11/02/2017 - 11/06/2017Boston
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03/06/2018 - 03/08/2018Washington D.C.