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It's National Arts and Humanities Month!

Featured Council Programs

Engage. Explore. Encourage. Educate. Experience. Council programs all over the nation are blending the arts and humanities to promote community-led revitalization, inspire social change, and explore cultural traditions in contemporary contexts. Part one of a two-part series.


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The Pulitzer Prizes Centennial - Campfires Initiative

A National Initiative

October marks one of the busiest months for council Pulitzer Prize Campfires with more than 30 events taking place! From celebrations with multiple Prize-winners to intimate gatherings, councils continue to address issues of local and national importance using Prize-winning works and individuals


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Registration Now Open!

The 2016 National Humanities Conference

Registration for the first-ever joint FSHC-NHA conference is now open! Visit the event page to register and book your hotel room. Also, check out the interactive schedule and learn more about the award-winning speakers.


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 – State Encyclopedias


Latest News


CPA Services – Request for Proposals

August 29, 2016

The Federation of State Humanities Councils (FSHC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking proposals from seasoned firms to provide accounting services beginning October 2016. The contract will be for a three-year period with the option to extend for an additional two years. All proposals must be received via email in Adobe Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word format before close of business Monday, September 19, 2016.

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August Feature: Encyclopedia Resources

August 19, 2016

Eight state humanities councils provide digital state encyclopedic resources for their communities, educators, students, families, and visitors. Many include toolkits for educators and links to primary and secondary resources at local organizations.

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The National Humanities Conference

November 10-13, 2016  |  Salt Lake City, UT

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Upcoming Deadlines & Events / View All

11/10/2016 - 11/13/2016Salt Lake City
11/10/2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMSalt Lake City
11/11/2016 4:45 to 5:15 PMSalt Lake City
11/12/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMSalt Lake City
11/13/2016 8:30 - 9:30 AMSalt Lake City