Councils Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Long-standing work in the council community advancing civil rights continues.

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.

2022 National Humanities Conference

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.

The Federation’s Strategic Plan

The current strategic plan was extended to 2022. In 2022, the Federation begins its strategic planning process and develop a strategic plan update that will be presented to the Federation House of Delegates at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting.

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.

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.

Meet the 2022 Federation Board of Directors

The 2022 Federation Board of Directors welcomes three new board members and a new chair elected on November 12, 2021, by the Federation membership at the 2021 Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with the virtual National Humanities Conference. The board officers were voted on by the 2022 board of directors in a meeting following the annual business meeting.

Federation Launches First-ever Podcast, Making Meaning: Why Humanities Matter

This six-episode season is about the role the humanities have played during the pandemic and in our recovery across the greater United States. Each episode balances two interviews: one that tells a story from a public humanities program about a specific topic and another that takes a broad-ranging look at it with a humanities leader.

Members Elect New Chair and Board Members to Federation Board of Directors at Annual Business Meeting

The Federation of State Humanities Councils announces the election of Paxton Williams as chair and three new members to its board of directors by the Federation membership, effective November 13, 2021. Williams succeeds Susan McCarthy as chair. The new board members include one humanities council executive director, Kevin Lindsey (MN), and two public members, Juana Guzman (IL) and Mark Miyake (WA).

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.

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.