Schwartz Prize Winners Archive

Below is a comprehensive list of past recipients for the Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, which is the highest honor awarded to humanities councils by the humanities community. 1982  “The … Read more

Schwartz Prize FAQs

The Federation is celebrating 40 years of Schwartz Prizes! In 1982, the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities (now the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities) won the first Schwartz … Read more

The 40th Annual Schwartz Prize – 2022 Call for Nominations

2022 Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize For Public Humanities Programs in 2021 The Federation of State Humanities Councils is now accepting nominations for the 40th annual Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, established … Read more

2022 National Humanities Conference

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

Now Hiring: Director of Communications & Development

Join our team! We’re looking for a Director of Communications & Development to join our team this summer. Please send resumes to jobs@statehumanities.org.

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Humanities Advocacy: FY 23 Position Paper and Talking Points

The Federation of State Humanities Councils urges Congress to provide at least $204 million to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), including at least $64 million for the state and jurisdictional humanities councils in FY 2023.

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.