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Posted: January 8, 2016

The White House Honors NEH’s 50th Anniversary

Don’t miss “A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House,”  commemorating NEH’s 50th anniversary and cele

Posted: December 17, 2015

Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Christina Thompson

Interview with Public Scholar recipient Christina Thompson on her upcoming book Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia”

Posted: October 23, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities 50th Anniversary Honored on Capitol Hill

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Congressman Leonard Lance and Congressman David Price, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Humanities C

Students from Southport, CT race to receive their National History Day award
Posted: June 19, 2015

Thirty-One Middle and High School Students Named National Endowment for the Humanities Scholars at 2015 National History Day

Thirty-one young historians named NEH scholars at National History Day

Margaret Chase Smith, wife of the late Rep. Clyde Smith, Republican, of Maine
Posted: June 18, 2015

Margaret Chase Smith Essay: The Urgency of Democracy

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams writes an essay “Margaret Chase Smith Essay: The Urgency of Democracy” in the Maine Policy Review

Chairman Adams speaking at a congressional breakfast for National History Day
Posted: June 17, 2015

Don't Make History, History

In an op-ed, NEH Chairman Adams argues that knowing and teaching history is vital

Posted: May 28, 2015

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
Posted: January 20, 2015

Wordsmithing the State of the Union

How likely is President Barack Obama to invoke the concepts “freedom” “health” or “budget” in tonight’s State of the Union address?

NEH Chair William Adams and Deputy Chair Carole Watson at Best Places to Work aw
Posted: December 11, 2014

NEH named a "Best Place to Work" among small federal agencies

The National Endowment for the Humanities continues to be one of the best places to work in the federal government, according to a new