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.

MAY FEATURE: Humanities Documentaries

Through the use of documentary films, councils across the country are reaching new audiences and sharing previously untold stories of our nation in ways that challenge our understanding of history while promoting community engagement.

April is National Poetry Month and Councils are Celebrating

See what councils across the country are doing to celebrate poetry!

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.

March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming

From mountain sports, adventure journalism, war, political cartoons, incarceration and poetry, to reading, discussion, listening and understanding, council programs touch upon a diverse set of topics for this month’s Pulitzer Campfires programming.

Pulitzer Prizes and FSHC Launch Centennial Campfires Programming

Pulitzer and the Federation of State Humanities Councils kick-off the 2016 launch of the Pulitzer Centennial and Campfires Initiative

Congratulations to the 2015 Schwartz Prize Winners!

The 2015 Schwartz Prize winners include California Humanities, Maryland Humanities Council and Humanities Montana.

Forty-Six State Humanities Councils Awarded Funding for Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative

Awards total more than $1.5 million for grassroots programming in celebration of the Pulitzer’s Centennial.

Spotlight on the NEH-Federation Partnership: Celebrating NEH’s 50th Anniversary

For more than thirty years, the Federation of State Humanities Councils and its members have worked closely with NEH to increase the impact of the humanities in public life.

Happy 50th Anniversary, NEH!

Celebrating our partner, their work and how the humanities bring us together in a social media thunderstorm that reached more than 3 million people!

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.