See All the Ways the National Endowment for the Humanities is Celebrating its 50th Anniversary!
Beginning September 29, the National Endowment for the Humanities will celebrate a half-century of funding excellence in the humanities. To mark the occasion, we've created a special anniversary website highlighting 50 NEH-supported grant projects for the 50th, available here.
Be sure to also check out our special 50th Anniversary issue of Humanities magazine.
In addition, we'll be meeting with friends, partners, stakeholders and state councils at events taking place nationwide from August 2015 through autumn 2016.
August 12, 2015
Pell Humanities Initiative Evening Event
Newport, Rhode Island
September 17, 2015
HBCU/Honoring Dr. Francis/Hill Event
Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC
September 25-26, 2015
Loyola-Baltimore 50th Anniversary Symposium
September 29, 2015 (Anniversary Day), 1:00 PM EDT
NEH Digital Event – International Tweet-up (“I Love the humanities because…”)
September 30, 2015
Aspen Institute Roundtable Discussion with Chairman Adams and Philip Kennicott
October 10, 2015
Phi Beta Kappa 2015 Triennial Council
October 14, 2015
In Performance at the White House (Evening Taping)
October 20, 2015
Association of American Universities & Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities/Hill Event
October 23, 2015
Michigan State University’s NEA & NEH 50th Anniversary Celebration
East Lansing, Michigan
October 27, 2015
Howard Lecture: “The Common Good and NEH at 50”, Vanderbilt University
October 29, 2015
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
October 31, 2015
Chicago Humanities Festival
November 5, 2015
Community College Humanities Association
November 7, 2015
Federation of State Humanities Councils
St. Louis, Missouri
November 12, 2015
Cal Humanities 50th Celebration
November 15, 2015
NEH 50th Celebration, Colby College
November 16, 2015
Princeton Celebrates NEH at 50
Princeton, New Jersey
November 18, 2015
All Staff Event
December 4, 2015
Council of Graduate Schools
December 7, 2015
LBJ Library Celebration
January 8, 2016
In Performance at the White House (Telecast)
May 9, 2016
Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
June 23-28, 2016
ALA Annual Conference
September 14-17, 2016
University of Virginia Humanities Symposium
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What are the humanities?
"The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."
--National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended
Where do NEH grants go?
NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.