Director of Grants

The Director of Grants will lead the complete grant cycle for all LEH Public Programs Division grant streams from development and implementation to close out and reporting. The Director will … Read more

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.

Making Meaning Episode 4: By the Book: Connecting Rural Communities

Jenny De Groot, a children’s librarian on Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest, reads some of her favorite books while sharing how her remote community found ways to connect during the pandemic. Dr. Chuck Fluharty, founder, President, and CEO of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), explores the future of rural and urban communities through a public humanities lens.

Why Civics Matters: Who is Involved?

Civic engagement itself takes many forms across communities, and one of the most recognizable acts of civic engagement is voting. The right to vote has historically fallen along lines of identity. Take the Voting Rights Act of 1965, for instance, which prohibited discrimination in voting based on race—that’s only been in place for 56 years of our country’s history.

Sample of Council Programs on Race, Inequality, Black History, and More

Here is a small sample of programs offered by the state humanities councils on race, inequality, Black history, interracial communications, and more. These programs use the humanities to provide historical context, share personal experiences, and build understanding to better foster empathy.

FSHC Announces 14 Public Humanities Programs Nominated for 2019 Schwartz Prize

“These programs saw significant impact in their local communities, brought people together, promoted understanding and broke down conversation barriers resulting in real change, growth, and empowerment in their states and territories with reverberations that will be felt across the country.” – Esther Mackintosh, FSHC President

Councils Kick Off Democracy and the Informed Citizen Programs in 2018

In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.

August Feature: Encyclopedia Resources

Eight state humanities councils provide digital state encyclopedic resources for their communities, educators, students, families, and visitors. Many include toolkits for educators and links to primary and secondary resources at local organizations.

Pulitzer Feature: August Council Campfires Programs

This month, join councils in various Pulitzer100 reading and discussion groups, creative writing workshops, lectures and conversations surrounding important local and political issues, youth-centered events, and a jazz festival!

Councils in the “Public Square”

Eight state humanities councils received a total of more than $1.4 million from NEH’s Humanities in the Public Square to conduct programs across the nation.

April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming

More than 20 councils are hosting 68 Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires events through more than 35 programs around the country.

Councils Honor Women’s History Month

Across the country, council are running programs related to women’s history including sponsoring documentary films, performing living history presentation, recording oral histories and connecting communities to its history.

Closing Event with Jazz Historian and musician Dr. Michael White and his band. Photo Credit: George H. Long

Register for the 2022 National Humanities Conference!

Secure your spot to join us in person November 10-13.

Early bird rates now through September 30.

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