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In the Field: Think & Drink

'How to Attract a Crowd,' Then and Now

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities hopes it has made advertising humanities events a little more user-friendly. Between planning when and what to tweet, getting word of mouth going, and drawing up that eye-catching flyer, an effective ad campaign is multi-fronted and takes some savvy to put together. The NJCH’s Speaker’s Bureau speakers and the venues that host them consistently reported difficulties attracting the large crowds they hoped for. In response, the NJCH went to the experts. Hiring a local marketing firm, they developed and published a publicity manual for those speakers and community organizations.

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State Councils Host Museum on Main Street Exhibits

Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a unique undertaking that specifically serves small town museums and rural residents. History is able to come to life for those who might otherwise miss these cultural events.

2015 Winter Weekend novel, William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!

Maine ‘Humanities On Demand’ Brings Its Winter Weekend Back, Online

Tickets sold out long before the Maine Humanities Council opened the doors to 200 readers this past March for its Winter Weekend at Bowdoin College. But for those of us who didn’t snag a ticket or travel to the coast town of New Brunswick, it is our turn to attend. Thanks to the Humanities On Demand program of Maine Humanities, all the Weekend’s talks are now available to view or listen to any time. ...

Healing the Warrior's Heart

Healing the Warrior's Heart

Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. Native Americans have long understood that helping warriors heal emotionally and spiritually is key to maintaining a healthy society. Within many tribal communities, tradition bearers continue to use ceremonies, prayers, and sacred objects to help returning warriors reintegrate into society, reconnect with the natural world, and cope with the guilt, shame, and fears they bring home with them.

Posted: April 11, 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 18, 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 18, 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 21, 2015

In the Field: Summer Reading Lists

Posted: July 6, 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 26, 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 23, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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.