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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

To find the Grantee Communication Toolkit click here

Recent News

20 NEH-Funded Films To Watch This Summer

NEH has opened new worlds of learning with noteworthy films

Expanding Our Current Scope | NDNP

NEH & LOC announce the expansion of the chronological scope of the National Digital Newspaper Program

William Craig Rice, Farewell

NEH remembers Director of Division of Education Programs

Learning the Humanities through Video Games

NEH Chairman Adams to speak at 2016 Games For Change festival.
NHD Students in the Parade of Affiliates

Twenty-Nine Middle and High School Students Named National Endowment for the Humanities Scholars at 2016 National History Day

Twenty-Nine Middle and High School Students Named National Endowment for the Humanities Scholars
November 17, 2016

Timekeeping and Timekeepers in Early New England

Join clock expert Bob Frishman for an illustrated talk of more than 100 digital images, offering the history of clocks and watches in New England beginning with the arrival of the Mayflower up to the adoption of standard time by the railroads in the late 19th century.

November 16, 2016

Splendor in Marblehead a Century After the Turners

Join former Lee Mansion curator Judy Anderson for an illustrated talk about the preservation of the splendid house and its hand painted wallpapers over two and a half centuries.

November 12, 2016

Washington's Music Pioneers

 In this captivating presentation, musical journalist Amanda Wilde highlights unusual and universal themes and threads that weave three distinct artists with three groundbreaking musical eras: the 1930s, the 1960s and the 1990s. Along the way she will show how they have influenced the technology, business, and notoriety of Washington state.  

November 11, 2016  to  January 22, 2017

Camino al Norte: The Journey of Don Juan de Oñate

In 1598, Juan de Oñate led the last great expedition from Mexico to establish a kingdom north of the Río Grande. Although de Oñate’s attempt to create a new Mexico failed, his expedition led directly to the establishment of roads, cities, and industries that are woven into the texture of the American Southwest.

November 6, 2016

2016 Governor's Awards in the Humanities

Join Mass Humanities in conferring the Governor's Award upon three exemplary honorees whose public actions have been grounded in an appreciation of the humanities and have enhanced civic life in the Commonwealth. The honorees: Frieda Garcia, Atul Gawande, or Lia Poorvu.

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