"If you are developing a program about history or culture for the public, the Georgia Humanities Council is an important voice to have at the table. The Council is vital to connecting organizations large and small, people inside and outside of the academy, in communities all across our state."
Dr. Gary HaukVice President and Deputy to the President, Emory University
To ensure that humanities and culture remain an integral part of the lives of Georgians.
The Georgia Humanities Council was founded in 1971. We present stories and ideas that help individuals understand themselves and others. We provide continual learning opportunities that are important for a functioning democracy. We provide opportunities for reflection and thoughtful discussion that help enhance learning experiences. We partner with libraries, museums and other cultural and educational institutions to carry out each program.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
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.
This month, join councils in various Pulitzer100 reading and discussion groups, creative writing workshops, lectures and conversations surrounding important local and political issues, youth-centered events, and a jazz festival!
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
State humanities councils, FSHC, and other humanities organizations come together to support National History Day – a program that brings students together, in a friendly history competition, from around the world.