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Humanities Advocacy: FY 23 Position Paper and Talking Points

The Federation of State Humanities Councils urges Congress to provide at least $204 million to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), including at least $64 million for the state and jurisdictional humanities councils in FY 2023.

Martha R. Bireda

Councils Celebrate Black History Month

In February, the humanities council community commemorates the critical contributions, lived experiences, and cultural heritage of Black Americans who have shaped the country’s history…

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Humanities on the Hill: Preparing for your Virtual Hill Visit

With three weeks remaining before Humanities on the Hill, now is the time to be preparing for your virtual Hill visits.

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Humanities on the Hill 2022: Scheduling Virtual Hill Visits

Now is the time to schedule your Humanities on the Hill virtual congressional visits for the first full week of March.

Councils Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Long-standing work in the council community advancing civil rights continues.

Making Connections: Washington State Folklorist on Race and Bridging the Academic and Public Sectors 

“I was trying to bring these two worlds together and kind of create a pathway for everyone to engage with this work,” Wilkins said.

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Meet the 2022 National Humanities Conference Planning Committee

“It’s been a while since practitioners of the public humanities have been able to gather, so it’s hard not to be excited.

2022 National Humanities Conference

NHC 2022, Los Angeles: Call for Session Proposals

The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are excited to announce the 2022 National Humanities Conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, California, November 10-13, 2022.

Native Peoples 101: Approaches to Working With And For Tribal Nations

From “Native American” and “American Indian” to “Alaska Native” and “Native Hawaiian,” no generalized term is exactly right, explained panelists, given that these terms originate in English.

Celebrate Native American Heritage with Humanities Councils

November marks a time of gratitude but also commemoration with National Native American Heritage Month, and Indigenous cultures are often the focus of humanities councils’ work.

2021 Capps Lecture Bonus! Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Answers ALL Your Questions

Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s conversation with Dr. Stiffler inspired so many responses that she didn’t have time to answer all the questions from the audience. She answers them here.

Meet the 2022 Federation Board of Directors

The 2022 Federation Board of Directors welcomes three new board members and a new chair elected on November 12, 2021, by the Federation membership at the 2021 Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the virtual National Humanities Conference. The board officers were voted on by the 2022 board of directors in a meeting following the annual business meeting.

2022 Schwartz Prize Winners

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