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Join us for the 2023 National Humanities Conference, which will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 25-29.

Indiana Humanities is this year’s host council and has selected the conference theme “Crossroads,” a nickname for Indianapolis, after the state motto of Indiana. The late-breaking proposals submission deadline was September 5.

The deadline for nominations was Thursday, August 4, 2023.

We look forward to celebrating 2023 programming at this year’s Schwartz Prize Award Ceremony in Indianapolis.

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