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
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
Councils Consider Environmental Literature
As the world continues to experience environmental crises, extreme climate events, and ecological changes, humanities councils are committed to examining relationships between humanity and nature—how the intricacies of our lives … Read more
Uplifting Creativity, Building Community, and Seeking Higher Ground in Alabama
“History is so much of a choice,” said Dr. Imani Perry during an engaging dialogue with Jerald Crook, founder and executive director of Alabama’s Higher Ground Society (HGS) and program coordinator for the Georgia Humanities Council. “It is like mapmaking….when you make a map, you make decisions about what matters.”
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Celebrating Spring, Legacy, and Place with Poetry
Illuminating the centrality of poetry to daily life, Lorde emphasizes the roles of identity, culture, and feeling as key to survival.
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.
Councils Celebrate the Diversities of “Womanhood”
For the last 41 years, March has marked “Women’s History Month” in the United States. While women’s collective contributions are central to our society, humanities councils also consider the ways … Read more
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…
Humanities on the Hill 2023: 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.