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Help Save the NEH!

March 17, 2017
Advocacy and Legislative Updates, Feature, General, and State Humanities Councils
President Trump’s budget blueprint, released on March 16, recommends eliminating the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Federation of State Humanities Councils vigorously rejects this short-sighted proposal, which would devastate America’s humanities infrastructure.

Federation Advocacy Guidelines

February 3, 2017
Advocacy and Legislative Updates
Anyone can be an advocate. Here are some of the Federation's guidelines to support the NEH and your state humanities council.

Support the NEH and the State Humanities Councils

January 27, 2017
Advocacy and Legislative Updates, Event, General, and State Humanities Councils
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.

Humanities on the Hill Registration Now Open

January 5, 2017
Advocacy and Legislative Updates, Event, and State Humanities Councils
Humanities on the Hill is the Federation's annual advocacy event in DC where supporters advocate for the importance of humanities programming and funding. #HumHill17

NHC 2017: Call for Proposals

December 8, 2016
2017 Conference, Event, General, National Humanities Conference, and State Humanities Councils
We are pleased to announce the 2017 National Humanities Conference, which will take place in Boston, MA, Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5. This is the Call for Session Proposals. The deadline is March 15, 2017.

November Council Pulitzer Update

November 28, 2016
Pulitzer Campfires Initiative and State Humanities Councils
Throughout November, councils hosted a variety of Pulitzer Prizes Campfires from book fairs to conferences to nature hikes coupled with literature that brought participants together in discussion and community. In addition, councils continued to host presentations, exhibits, book discussions, and writing workshops featuring Pulitzer Prize winners and works.

New Members Elected to Federation Board of Directors

November 13, 2016
General and National Humanities Conference
The Federation of State Humanities Councils is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors, effective November 12, 2016. The board members include two humanities council executive directors and two public members.

Stay Connected to the 2016 National Humanities Conference

November 7, 2016
Event, Feature, National Humanities Conference, and State Humanities Councils
Whether you are attending the National Humanities Conference or not, there are multiple ways to stay connected to the conversations, ideas, and events happening in Salt Lake City, UT during the conference.

Pulitzer Prizes Council Campfires Events Heat Up In October

October 21, 2016
Pulitzer Campfires Initiative and State Humanities Councils
More than 30 events are occurring in October, making it one of the busiest in terms of council Campfires programming. These programs include festivals, poetry celebrations, distinguished lectures, and reading and writing workshops.