"The healthiest communities are those that are built around active libraries, museums, and other cultural centers, that have a strong sense of their own history and identity, that have good quality schools, along with mechanisms for involving their residents in the process of solving problems and planning for the future. Supporting these kinds of communities is what the state humanities councils are all about." - Esther Mackintosh, FSHC President, at a White House briefing
Public awareness resources, including eleven briefing documents and three animated videos are available for councils to customize, download, and use in any outreach efforts. These resources were developed as part of the Mellon-funded "Humanities in American Life" initiative.
Feature, National Humanities Conference, and State Humanities Councils
Two Schwartz Prizes Awards were announced at the 2018 National Humanities Conference Schwartz Prize Awards Presentation. The two awards went to Mississippi Humanities Council for its "Racial Equity Grant Program," and to Oregon Humanities for "This Land."
Congratulations to the Michigan Humanities Council and California Humanities for their successful bids to host the 2021 and 2022 National Humanities Conferences! The 2021 conference will take place in Detroit, MI and the 2022 in Los Angeles, CA.
If you’re considering or have begun equity work that includes targeted hiring or a commitment to diverse board selections, community led collaborations or partnerships, and nontraditional grant guidelines or requirements, you are invited to join this working group.
Join us in New Orleans for the 2018 National Humanities Conference held in conjunction with the city's tricentennial celebration! The conference features offsite sessions, lectures, and tours, along with an array of sessions from the more tactical to the more abstract. Conference runs from Nov. 8-11, 2018.