Skip to main content
Six soldiers in the 4th Vermont Infantry seated in their encampment

The Civil War by the Numbers in Vermont

"The Civil War is perhaps America's greatest story…it's both inspiring and absolutely heartbreaking.” So reads the opening to the Vermont Humanities Council’s Civil War Book of Days, a weekly e-almanac of what happened...

participants on stage from Searching for Democracy conference

'Searching for Democracy' in California

The California Council for the Humanities launched Searching for Democracy, a Bridging Cultures initiative, with a kick-off forum and webcast focused on civic conversation and the changing nature of democracy.

After Shock conference logo

After Shock: Humanities Perspectives on Trauma

The Maine Humanities Council’s nationwide program titled Literature & Medicine sponsored a two-day seminar in Washington, DC that explored humanities perspectives on trauma primarily for health-care providers who work with veterans and others who have suffered trauma.

The Journey of Crazy Horse One Book South Dakota cover

One Book, Many Readers in South Dakota

Crazy Horse. Legendary American Indian leader. Heroic visionary. One Book South Dakota topic.

Ask Me Why program image

"Ask Me Why" says the Illinois Humanities Council

How many times in today's highly interconnected society do we actually listen to what others have to say? Illinois Humanities Council aims to find out with "Ask Me Why."

Storefront of Elsewhere, a living museum in Greensboro, NC, set up for a program

Making the Past Present at Elsewhere

Faced with 58 years of accumulated inventory and collections in his grandmother’s former second hand shop, George Scheer reacted in a way not many in his position would by declaring “Nothing for Sale!

Officers in front of Fort Whipple headquarters, Arlington, VA

Making Sense of the American Civil War

Find out what  Making Sense of the American Civil War, a scholar-lead reading and discussion program, is all about.

Posted: April 12, 2014

General Liability Insurance for State Humanities Councils

Federal/State Partnership provides each of the 56 state humanities councils three basic insurance policies as protection of the National Endowment for the Humanities' investment in the councils.

Posted: January 28, 2014

State Council Assessment and Review: A 5-Year Cycle Explained

Every five years, each state humanities council writes a forward-looking self-assessment report that considers the context in which the Council works, the humanities benefits and services it provides, and the Council's management and organizational effectiveness.

Posted: September 19, 2013

State Council Annual Compliance Reports

Each council submits an annual report on indicating its compliance with the legislated responsibilities of state humanities councils.

Posted: September 19, 2013

Notes from the 2013 Compliance Report

An overview of the report given to the Federal/State Partnership's National Council committee in July 2013.

Posted: January 28, 2013

Office of Grant Management's Guide to General Operating Support Grants for State Councils

General Operating Support grants are the primary way the Office of Federal/State Partnership provides funding to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils.

Posted: January 27, 2013

Managing a State Humanities Council General Operating Support Grant

Budget allocation and general operating support grants: Federal/State Partnership's budget is a line item in the NEH federal allocation.

Posted: January 24, 2013

Notes from the 2012 Compliance Report

This is an overview of the report given to the Federal/State Partnership's National Council committee in July 2012.

Posted: July 22, 2015

In the Field: Summer Reading Lists

Posted: July 7, 2015

Minnesota Humanities Council Honored with Award

The Minnesota Humanities Center announced they were honored with an American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership award for their traveling exhibit Why Treaties Matter: Self Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

Posted: October 27, 2014

Tour the quilt barns of Ohio

The Ohio Humanities Council has received a grant from the Ohio Arts Council to produce audio driving tours of Ohio's Quilt Barns. Quilt Barn Trails can be found in 33 Ohio counties, but the first audio tour will begin where quilt barns began—in Adams County.

Posted: October 24, 2014

Chairman Adams with the Kansas Humanities Council

This just in!

The ultimate #humanitiesselfie at @ikelibrary with NEH Chairman Adams, KHC board, staff, and partners. #humanities #neh #welikeike.

Posted: October 23, 2014

Instagram: Images of Self and Society

The Illinois Humanities Council asks: How does Instagram shape the way we think about identity and image in culture today? What does the explosion of smartphone photography mean for photojournalism and photographic art? How might the platform suggest new forms of public engagement for artists, journalists and citizens? How do you engage with Instagram?

Posted: October 23, 2014

"Why Darwin Matters"

The Maine Humanities Council to take a deep and varied look at the life and work of Charles Darwin, one of the most influential thinkers in human history at the first annual Dorothy Schwartz Forum on Art, Science & the Humanities.

Posted: October 23, 2014

Jefferson's Moose: The New Hampshire Humanities Council shares the ale and the story

As part of its celebration of its 40th anniversary, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, in partnership with the Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery, has created Jefferson Moose Brown Ale.