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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


Notice of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting

August 7, 2017

The 2017 Annual Business Meeting of the Federation House of Delegates will take place at the 2017 National Humanities Conference on Saturday, November 4, from 4:15 to 5:15 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

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NEH Awards $785,907 in Grants to Three State Humanities Councils

August 3, 2017

On August 2, 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced awards of more than $39.3 million for 245 humanities projects nationwide that will support local cultural organizations and individual scholars. Of that $39.3 million, $785,907 in grants were awarded to three state humanities councils: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Indiana Humanities, and Michigan Humanities Council.

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Humanities on the Hill

March 6-8 | Washington, DC

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Upcoming Deadlines & Events / View All

03/06/2018 - 03/08/2018Washington D.C.
11/08/2018 - 11/11/2018New Orleans, LA