Help Save the NEH!

President Trump’s budget blueprint, released on March 16, recommends eliminating the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Federation of State Humanities Councils vigorously rejects this short-sighted proposal, which would devastate America’s humanities infrastructure.

Federation Advocacy Guidelines

Anyone can be an advocate. Here are some of the Federation’s guidelines to support the NEH and your state humanities council.

Support the NEH and the State Humanities Councils

Proposals to severely cut or eliminate NEH, while dismaying, are not new. The NEH and the state humanities councils have weathered previous storms by attracting strong bipartisan support and offering outstanding programming.

November Council Pulitzer Update

Throughout November, councils hosted a variety of Pulitzer Prizes Campfires from book fairs to conferences to nature hikes coupled with literature that brought participants together in discussion and community. In addition, councils continued to host presentations, exhibits, book discussions, and writing workshops featuring Pulitzer Prize winners and works.

Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming

Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming. Winning Program Shares History of All Michigan’s People, Examines Connections to Unveil State’s Racial and Ethnic Past.

Engage, Explore, Encourage, Educate, Experience – It’s National Arts & Humanities Month! (Part 2 of 2)

ENGAGE, EXPLORE, ENCOURAGE, EDUCATE, EXPERIENCE It’s National Arts and Humanities Month! (Part 2 of 2) On September 28, President Obama declared October as National Arts & Humanities month. To celebrate … Read more

Pulitzer Prizes Council Campfires Events Heat Up In October

More than 30 events are occurring in October, making it one of the busiest in terms of council Campfires programming. These programs include festivals, poetry celebrations, distinguished lectures, and reading and writing workshops.

Engage, Explore, Encourage, Educate, Experience – It’s National Arts & Humanities Month! (Part 1 of 2)

October is National Arts & Humanities Month! See how councils across the nation are blending the two disciplines to inspire communities and promote understanding. (Part 1 of 2)

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!

FEATURE: From Student Workshops to Summer Teacher Institutes, Councils Provide Enrichment Activities for all Ages

Throughout the summer, councils provide enrichment and professional development opportunities for all ages.

Thousands of Students Present Historical Research Projects at 2016 National History Day – Winners Announced!

State humanities councils, FSHC, and other humanities organizations come together to support National History Day – a program that brings students together, in a friendly history competition, from around the world.

2023 Humanities on the Hill

Join us March 7-9 in DC to connect with other humanities professionals as we meet with our legislators about the importance of our work.