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Office of Communications and Public Affairs

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs represents the National Endowment for the Humanities in communications with the media and members of the public. Its mission is to disseminate information about NEH grant programs and products and to promote the importance of the humanities our country’s cultural advancement and in enriching the lives of its citizens.

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs publishes news releases and other information, works with the news media to keep them informed of the work of the agency and its grantees, manages the agency’s website and social media, and publishes announcements of NEH grants. The office also responds to media requests, arranges interviews with NEH staff, and coordinates major NEH public events, including the National Humanities Medals and the annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.

To reach NEH’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs, please contact:

telephone: 202-606-8446

Recent News

National Endowment for the Humanities and Cultural Preservation After Hurricane Katrina

NEH grants help preserve valuable cultural treasures in the wake of natural disaster and provide training for cultural heritage caretakers in disaster preparedness
Chairman Adams speaking at a congressional breakfast for National History Day

Don't Make History, History

In an op-ed, NEH Chairman Adams argues that knowing and teaching history is vital

Out of Many, One

Colleges can't just create technicians when they must also create citizens
October 31, 2015

Wisconsin Women Making History: Film Screening of Emma Toft: One with Nature

This film explores the work of the environmental pioneer from Door County who was willing to fight for the land and the respect of plants and animals. A discussion after the film screening will be facilitated by Sam Watson, Associate Professor of Art at UW Sheboygan.

October 28, 2015

Indian Country Remembers: Treaty Rights in 1950s and 1960s

Indian Country Remembers: Treaty Rights in 1950s and 1960s -  Wisconsin-Public Presentation and Fourm at the McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

October 27, 2015  to  October 30, 2015

Risking Everything: An exhibition about Freedom Summer

The Chippewa Valley museum is hosting the traveling exhibit, "Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students," from the Wisconsin Historical Society. This exhibit explores the civil rights era by focusing on the 1964 Freedom Summer project.

October 26, 2015  to  November 20, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition focuses on the ebullient personality and character of our twenty-sixth President, as reflected through his many different kinds of writing. It features color and sepia-toned photographs with concise texts.

October 21, 2015

"Prophet's Prey" Film Screening

Join us for a special screening of the film adaptation of Sam Brower's critically-acclaimed book Prophet's Prey at Peery's Egyptian Theater. Brower will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

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