Did You Know? Oceania

Learn about the NHC 2019 host region: Oceania! With an ancient history of sophisticated networks of travel and exchange, the expanse called Oceania links tens of thousands of islands and atolls in what Tongan poet and scholar Epeli Hau’ofa has called the “blue continent.”

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Sunday NHC Tours

Experience Sunday at NHC with these incredible offerings: learn maritime skills and sail a traditional Kanehunamoku canoe; take a living history tour through the pivotal four days and through the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy on the ‘Iolani Palace grounds; take a literary hike through Hawaiian landscape and reflect on identity and place; or attend an evening concert!

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About the NHC 2019 Banner

The 2019 National Humanities Conference banner is comprised of several images that explore the conference theme, “Roots and Routes: Navigation, Migration, and Exchange in the 21st Century.” The images were selected to represent the unique histories and cultures of each island by the co-hosts of this year’s conference

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28 May 2019

This Week on the Hill – May 24

The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Interior Appropriations bill in a party-line vote of 30-21.  The bill includes $167.5 million for the NEH and $51 million for the Federal/State Partnership, representing an increase of $12.5 million for the agency and $3 million for the councils, along with $6 million “to advance cross-cutting NEH initiatives.

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