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to strengthen the civic, cultural, and social fabric of our nation through the humanities.

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2022 Schwartz Prize Winners

Congratulations to the Hawai’i and Oklahoma Humanities Councils for winning the Schwartz Prizes for outstanding programming.

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Making Meaning: Why Humanities Matter

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Recent News

Expanding History and Exploring Collective Identity

In the age of twenty-four hour news cycles, Zoom rooms, and “googleability,” processes of circulating information and engaging in public dialogue has been accelerated to unprecedented levels. While there are … Read more

Hawai’i and Oklahoma Humanities Councils Win Schwartz Prizes for Outstanding Humanities Programming

November 17, 2022 [Los Angeles, CA] The Federation of State Humanities Councils (Federation) presented the 2022 Schwartz Prize for outstanding work in the public humanities to: Hawai’i Council for the Humanities … Read more

Celebrating Public Humanities Programming

Throughout October, the Federation celebrated the ways in which councils are centering community, connection, and exploration through their public humanities programs year-round. National Arts and Humanities Month is a time … Read more