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

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…

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.

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.

Two Schwartz Prizes Awarded to Nevada Humanities and Minnesota Humanities Center at #VirtualNHC21

In a year that demanded so much from our humanity, these programs brought opportunities for community members to express themselves, gather together, and provide much-needed context for what we were experiencing as a nation.

Melissa Melero-Moose

Making Meaning Episode 6: Indigenous Communities And The Strength of Storytelling

Writer and visual artist Melissa Melero-Moose talks about fostering creativity during the pandemic on the Reno-Sparks Indian colony in Hungry Valley, NV. Eric Hemenway, director of the Department of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, explains how storytelling can uncover misrepresentations about Native communities.

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.