2024 National Humanities Conference Call for Proposals

photo credits: Van Leesten Memorial Bridge, Providence, RI – INFORM Studio + Buro Happold (Photo by Steve Kroodsma). The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance invite proposals … 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

The deadline for Schwartz Prize nominations was Thursday, August 3, 2023. Following are frequently asked questions regarding the Awards Process and Ceremony, and Promoting the Schwartz Prize. Schwartz Prize FAQs … Read more

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The 118th Congress Appropriations Committees – Subcommittees on Interior and the Environment

Following are the members of the House and Senate subcommittees on Interior and the Environment, which has jurisdiction over the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): House Appropriations: Interior, Environment, … Read more

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Humanities Advocacy: FY 24 Position Paper and Talking Points

In 2022, the Federation facilitated an united funding request to Congress from the humanities community to provide at least $204 million for the NEH for FY23 and $64 million for … Read more

NHC 2022: Call for Late-Breaking Session Proposals

Do you have an idea that addresses the challenges and opportunities presented since the initial call for proposals closed in April? The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National … Read more

Registration is open for the 2022 National Humanities Conference!

We are pleased to invite you to the 2022 National Humanities conference, where we will Experience Change in Kinetic California! This year’s program will include two days of virtual sessions on … Read more

Sketches of Los Angeles: A Look into the NHC22 Conference Visuals

Hollywood Boulevard, Union Station, The Getty—any number of famous sites can come to your mind when you think of Los Angeles. Covering 469 square miles, it’s no surprise that this … Read more

Schwartz Prize Winners Archive

Below is a comprehensive list of past recipients for the Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, which is the highest honor awarded to humanities councils by the humanities community. 1982  “The … Read more

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