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

Humanities Kansas, Responding to the Moment: Connecting Kansans in 2020

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

Making Meaning: Why Humanities Matter

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Recent News

The 40th Annual Schwartz Prize – 2022 Call for Nominations

2022 Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize For Public Humanities Programs in 2021 The Federation of State Humanities Councils is now accepting nominations for the 40th annual Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, established … Read more

2022 National Humanities Conference

The 2022 National Humanities Conference Theme

Energy of Motion: Experiencing Change in Kinetic California The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are excited to announce the 2022 National Humanities Conference, which will … Read more

Nominate a Council Program!

We are now accepting nominations to the 40th annual Schwartz Prize!

The deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, August 18, 2022. 

Header photo credit: Caryl Hale, Norton County Arts Council/Humanities Kansas, Responding to the Moment: Connecting Kansans in 2020