Humanities Texas

In today's ever-changing world it is imperative that we teach kids to think, evaluate, and make valid arguments based on facts. The institute shows teachers how to do just that. It is my hope that the summer teacher institutes continue because I know without a doubt those institutes are impacting our teachers and thereby making a huge impact on the students of Texas.

Stacy HrickoEnglish Teacher, Prosper High School

Our Mission

Humanities Texas advances heritage, culture, and education through conducting and supporting public programs in history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines. These programs strengthen Texas communities by cultivating the knowledge and judgment that representative democracy demands of its citizens.

About Us

Humanities Texas began its operations January, 1973, initially focusing its efforts on the relationship between the humanities and public policy issues. A few years later, due to reauthorizing legislation, Humanities Texas began undertaking traditional humanities projects as well as those relating to public policy. Since that time, we have developed and funded numerous projects in traditional humanities fields including U.S. and Texas history, literature, and culture.

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NEH Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Grants to Seven State Humanities Councils
NEH Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Grants to Seven State Humanities Councils
April 17, 2017

NEH awards more than $1.6 million to seven state humanities councils: Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Virgin Islands and Virginia.

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
June 28, 2016

Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

Councils Kick Off Summer-Inspired Pulitzer Programming
Councils Kick Off Summer-Inspired Pulitzer Programming
June 2, 2016

Councils launch programs geared towards summer, American history, food safety, the outdoors, and youth in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Councils in the
Councils in the "Public Square"
May 20, 2016

Eight state humanities councils received a total of more than $1.4 million from NEH’s Humanities in the Public Square to conduct programs across the nation.

FY2014 Income Survey Results
FY2014 Income Survey Results
March 8, 2016

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.