2023 National Humanities Conference Call for Proposals

Do you have an idea that addresses the challenges and opportunities presented since the initial call for proposals closed in April? A limited number of late-breaking sessions are invited at … 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

The 2022 National Humanities Conference Theme

Energy of Motion: Experiencing Change in Kinetic California The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are excited to announce the 2022 National Humanities Conference, which will … Read more

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.

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.

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.

7 Ways to Rethink Equitable Grantmaking

How do we define equity? How do we measure equity? How can we affect change? Here are seven takeaways from their conversation.

Detroit: A City Built on Humanities

Distinguished University Professor in African American Studies at Wayne State University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, Dr. Melba Boyd sees the humanities as playing a specific and significant role in Detroit’s evolution. In turn, she notes, looking at that development also helps us understand changing perceptions of the humanities at large. 

Important Notice of the 2021 Annual Business Meeting

The 2021 Annual Business Meeting of the Federation House of Delegates will take place virtually on Saturday, November 13 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm EST.

Deadline Extended! The 2021 Call for Schwartz Prize Nominations

The Federation of State Humanities Councils is now accepting nominations for the 39th annual Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, established by former Federation board member Martin Schwartz and his wife Helen to recognize outstanding work in the public humanities.

NHC 21: Call for Session Proposals

As we begin 2021, we are very much looking forward to this year’s National Humanities Conference, which will be held November 11-14, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Of course, we are paying close attention to the CDC and WHO recommendations regarding COVID-19 and will adjust as necessary to ensure the health and well-being of attendees. In addition to the in-person event, we are currently planning a small number of virtual sessions in conjunction with the conference and opportunities to connect from afar. Read the official 2021 NHC Call for Proposals here. DL to submit proposals has been extended to April 19, 2021.

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