Schwartz Prize FAQs

The Federation is celebrating 40 years of Schwartz Prizes! In 1982, the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities (now the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities) won the first Schwartz … 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

Now Hiring: Director of Communications & Development

Join our team! We’re looking for a Director of Communications & Development to join our team this summer. Please send resumes to jobs@statehumanities.org.

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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.

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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.

2022 National Humanities Conference

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.

The Federation’s Strategic Plan

The current strategic plan was extended to 2022. In 2022, the Federation begins its strategic planning process and develop a strategic plan update that will be presented to the Federation House of Delegates at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting.

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.