Established in 1978 by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the National Humanities Conference was originally designed as a resource to bring together the nationwide network of the 56 state and U.S. territorial humanities councils and those interested in advancing the work of the public humanities in everyday American life.
Since 2016, the Federation and the National Humanities Alliance have partnered to make the National Humanities Conference available to both public and academic humanities practitioners to address local and national challenges through the lens of the humanities and to spark innovative collaborations, conversations, and research while highlighting the impact and relevance of the humanities in everyday American life.
“Roots & Routes: Navigation, Migration and Exchange in the 21st Century”
In 2019, the conference will be hosted by the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities in partnership with Humanities Guåhan, Northern Marianas Humanities Councils, and the Amerika Samoa Humanities Council.
Location: Honolulu, HI
Dates: November 7-10, 2019
Conference Hotel: The Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI
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Each year, the conference is held in a different location and is organized around a theme pertinent to the history, issues, and culture of the host region. Interested in hosting the conference in your state? We issue an RFP every other year to determine future conference locations. The next RFP will go out in 2020 for the November 2023 conference.
November 5-8, 2020
November 11-14, 2021
Los Angeles, CA
November 10-13, 2022