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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

FBI Missing poster: 1964. Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner

Slain Freedom Summer activists to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Slain civil rights workers, subjects of Freedom Summer documentary, will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 24
Clement Alexander Price

Clement Alexander Price, 1945-2014

NEH mourns the passing of distinguished historian and advocate for the humanities, Clement Price
Pamela O. Long, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

NEH Grantees Named 2014 MacArthur Fellows

Scholars Pamela Long and Tara Zahra awarded MacArthur "Genius Grants"
Humanities Departmental Survey

Humanities Thrive on College Campuses, Despite Recession

A new survey of humanities departments at 4-year colleges and universities finds that they have weathered the recession better than feared
Median number of college credits earned by 2008 graduates in humanities and STEM

Humanities on Campus

A Humanities Indicators study examines data on college students' course-taking habits in humanities and STEM fields
January 31, 2015

Civil War in Missouri: A State Divided

Missouri’s status as a border state forced many of its citizens to make difficult decisions and choose sides in a complex situation that resulted in a bitter, divisive, brutal, and psychological war within a war. Organized along three broad themes, the exhibition looks at the contest for the hearts, minds, and bodies of Missouri’s citizens.

January 29, 2015

Ration to Fashion

Presented by Marla Day, Curator at Kansas State University's Textile Museum.  During WWII, war restrictions on clothing led to the "Make Do & Mend" campaign. Learn how homemakers were encouraged to recycle clothing due to fabric shortages.

January 29, 2015

Old Vero Ice Age Site and the Pleistocene People Who Lived There 15,000 Years Ago

Dr. Hemmings, lead archaeologist at the Old Vero Ice Age Site, will discuss the Pleistocene peoples who colonized Florida during the Ice Age, the co-existence of humans and animals. He will talk about life as it was, many centuries ago, in what is now Indian River County, based on past excavations of the Vero Man site, and discuss expectations for future digs.

January 27, 2015

Boom and Bust of the 1920's

The 1920s had a profound and long-lasting influence upon the Sunshine State's architecture, literature, rural and urban life, and race relations.

January 24, 2015

Reno Chamber Orchestra: Pre-Concert Talk and Concert

Multitalented cellist-conductor-composer Emilio Colón makes his debut with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, performing the Symphony for Cello and Orchestra by British composer Benjamin Britten composed for his friend Mstislav Rostropovich.

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