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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
email: info@neh.gov

Recent News

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
George Washington's first state of the union address, manuscript notes

Wordsmithing the State of the Union

NEH grantee applies data visualization to State of the Union addresses to track how the words presidents use reflect historical concerns
September 30, 2015

Vermont’s Flood of 1927: A New Look

The flood is remembered as the greatest natural disaster ever to strike Vermont, and stories of loss, tragedy, and heroism abound. Yet it is far more than an episode restricted to the history of a single state. An examination of the flood and reconstruction helps shed light on important facets of our national history, and helps us understand better America’s passage through the often anxious and difficult years of the 1920s.

September 27, 2015

19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center.

September 25, 2015

Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi War Economy

The Wages of Destruction was one of the winners of the Wolfson History Prize for 2006.

September 24, 2015

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained unknown after the war—until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. They helped transform her story into a National History Day play called Life in a Jar, finally bringing recognition to Sendler’s heroism and helping to open dialogue about the Holocaust in Poland.

September 20, 2015

Inventive Vermonters: A Sampling of Farm Tools and Implements

Paul Wood presents a sampling of farm tools, implements, and artifacts invented or produced in Vermont, examining their use, uniqueness of design, and the often fascinating stories of the inventors themselves.

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