Representing and supporting our nation’s humanities councils

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

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Registration for the 2023 National Humanities Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 25-29, 2023, will open in July. Meanwhile, get excited for “Indy,” a city flourishing with arts and culture.

The call for Schwartz Prize nominations is open! We look forward to celebrating your 2022 programming at this year’s Schwartz Prize Award Ceremony in Indianapolis. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, August 4, 2023.

Our members tell the stories of our shared human experience, strengthen communities, and help bridge divides.

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Now more than ever the humanities councils are needed to support their communities. See how you can play a part in this nationwide effort!

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Together we can use the humanities to help us make sense of the world.

Recent News

Accepting Applications for 2023 NHC Equitable Access Grants

The Federation of State Humanities Councils (Federation) and the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) are pleased to announce a new grant program to support the attendance and travel expenses of up … Read more

2023 Schwartz Prize Re-Grant Category named in memory of the late Marilyn Hatza

Marilyn Hatza, Director of Grants and Community Engagement at Maryland Humanities, passed away January 2023.  Marilyn had a long, impactful career in Maryland.  She was dedicated and passionate about honoring, … Read more

Schwartz Prize FAQs

Are you looking to nominate your council for a Schwartz Prize? We are here to help! Following are frequently asked questions regarding the 1) Nomination Packet & Eligibility, 2) Awards … Read more