Ohio Humanities

“This institute opened my eyes to the richness of Ohio history. I am eager to instill a pride in my students for being part of Appalachia. I’m excited to use my new resource [from the institute] to prepare lessons for my Social Studies classes.”

Summer Institute ParticipantGallia County

Our Mission

Encourage all Ohioans to explore the human story, to use history, philosophy, and the other humanities as the means to arrive at new insights.

About Us

Ohio Humanities aims “to increase Ohioans’ appreciation and understanding of the humanities” through the Council’s grantmaking capacity and through programs developed by the Council itself. Based in Columbus but operating statewide, the Council provides assistance to grant applicants, oversees Council-developed programs, and promotes the humanities in Ohio through collaborations with cultural and educational institutions. The Council is governed by a volunteer board which makes decisions on grant awards and sets policy.

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Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)
May 25, 2017

Prepared for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies by Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils, Addressing the National Endowment for the Humanities, May 24, 2017.

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.

JUNE FEATURE: Council Programs Discuss Environment, Take Participants Outside
JUNE FEATURE: Council Programs Discuss Environment, Take Participants Outside
June 8, 2016

Whether through discussions of literature while hiking, performances of Chautauqua while basking in the sun, viewing documentaries geared toward urban environmental issues, or visiting a local humanities festival, council programs are complementing the adventurous spirit of summer by taking participants on an exploration of both the mind and the outdoors.

MAY FEATURE: Humanities Documentaries
MAY FEATURE: Humanities Documentaries
May 5, 2016

Through the use of documentary films, councils across the country are reaching new audiences and sharing previously untold stories of our nation in ways that challenge our understanding of history while promoting community engagement.

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.