The Federation of State Humanities Councils sponsors and organizes multiple events throughout the year. The National Humanities Conference and Humanities on the Hill are major annual events that involve the full membership, as well as our partners. The Federation board of directors meets three times a year, and other Federation committees and task forces, appointed annually, meet throughout the year.

The National Humanities Conference

Bringing the humanities community together to share, learn and connect.

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Humanities on the Hill

A week of national advocacy in
the nation’s capital.

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Board & Committee Meetings

The Federation board and committee members meet throughout the year to address member needs.

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Latest Event 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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Call for 2017 Schwartz Prize Nominations

June 26, 2017

Calling all outstanding work in the public humanities! The Schwartz Prize nominations call is now out. Please submit nominations by Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The winner(s) will be announced at the 2017 National Humanities Conference.

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Support the NEH and the State Humanities Councils

January 27, 2017

Proposals to severely cut or eliminate NEH, while dismaying, are not new. The NEH and the state humanities councils have weathered previous storms by attracting strong bipartisan support and offering outstanding programming.

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Upcoming Deadlines & Events

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