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Introducing the 2017-2021 FSHC Board Candidate Slate

August 9, 2017
General
The Federation of State Humanities Councils’ 2017 Nominating Committee announced a slate of three candidates for the Federation board to be brought to the membership for a vote at the annual business meeting in November.

Notice of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting

August 7, 2017
2017 Conference, Event, General, National Humanities Conference, and State Humanities Councils
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.

NEH Awards $785,907 in Grants to Three State Humanities Councils

August 3, 2017
State Humanities Councils
On August 2, 2017, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced awards of more than $39.3 million for 245 humanities projects nationwide that will support local cultural organizations and individual scholars. Of that $39.3 million, $785,907 in grants were awarded to three state humanities councils: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Indiana Humanities, and Michigan Humanities Council.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Researcher/Writer

June 30, 2017
General
The Federation of State Humanities Councils seeks a Researcher/Writer to gather program descriptions, evaluations, impact studies, and other resources through council websites and documents, surveys, and interviews. The aim of the research is to contribute to a series of briefing documents explaining state humanities council work and the value of the humanities to the public. The project is supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

FY2015 Income Survey Results

June 29, 2017
General
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.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communications & Events Coordinator

June 28, 2017
General
The Federation of State Humanities Councils seeks a team-oriented individual to fill the position of Communications & Events Coordinator. The Communications & Events Coordinator will be a part of a small, flexible, and collegial staff committed to serving the councils. This is an entry-level, full-time position with benefits.

Call for 2017 Schwartz Prize Nominations

June 26, 2017
2017 Conference, Event, General, and State Humanities Councils
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.

Mellon Awards FSHC $1.7 Million for "Democracy and the Informed Citizen"

June 19, 2017
General, Pulitzer Campfires Initiative, and State Humanities Councils
The Federation of State Humanities Councils has been awarded $1.7 million by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new national grant program, Democracy and the Informed Citizen, which will examine the critical role of journalism and the power of the humanities.

2017 Witness Testimony

June 1, 2017
Advocacy and Legislative Updates
On May 16, 2017, Valorie Walters, executive officer for the Division of the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Chickasaw Nation and board member, Oklahoma Humanities Council, gave testimony on behalf of the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities

Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (SENATE)

May 30, 2017
Advocacy and Legislative Updates and State Humanities Councils
Prepared for the Senate 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 26, 2017.

Testimony on Behalf of the Federation of State Humanities Councils (HOUSE)

May 25, 2017
Advocacy and Legislative Updates and State Humanities Councils
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.
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