Martha R. Bireda

Councils Celebrate Black History Month

In February, the humanities council community commemorates the critical contributions, lived experiences, and cultural heritage of Black Americans who have shaped the country’s history…

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Humanities on the Hill: Preparing for your Virtual Hill Visit

With three weeks remaining before Humanities on the Hill, now is the time to be preparing for your virtual Hill visits.

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Humanities on the Hill 2022: Scheduling Virtual Hill Visits

Now is the time to schedule your Humanities on the Hill virtual congressional visits for the first full week of March.

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.

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.