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Office of Communications 

The Office of Communications 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 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, please contact:

telephone: 202-606-8446
email: communications@neh.gov

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Recent News

Costica Bradatan

Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Costica Bradatan

NEH Public Scholar Costica Bradatan discusses his book In Praise of Failure

Presidents and the Press: A Pulitzer Centennial Event

NEH Chairman attends Presidents and the Press: A Pulitzer Centennial Event

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
March 30, 2017

Free Speech in Times of Crisis

 "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..." With these simple words in the First Amendment, U.S. citizens are granted an inalienable right to express their opinions, a right that does not dissipate at times when society us under stress and disagreements get heated. Even when we do not agree with someone's language, we believe in the speaker's right to utter it -- and that if we disagree with someone's speech, the best response is more speech.

March 27, 2017

Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas

Eric McHenry of Lawrence is the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Kansas. A nationally known poet and associate professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, his work has been featured in publications such as Poetry International, Slate, Yale Review, and Topeka magazine, among many others.

March 25, 2017

Gwendolyn Brooks and June Jordan: Black Writers of Conscience

“Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration” program will include reflections on Gwendolyn Brooks’ life, a discussion of the impact and significance of her literary works, and dramatic presentations from and inspired by her passionate and vigorous works. Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, author, poet, and publisher of Third World Press, will be the keynote speaker. Poets and educators Cheryl Clarke, Angela Jackson, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marilyn Nelson, and Nicole Sealey are also featured on the program.

March 25, 2017

Women Soldiers of the Civil War

During the Civil War, hundreds of women cut their hair, bound their breasts, donned men's clothing, and reported for duty to Union or Confederate army recruiters. Others served as scouts and spies or rode with husbands and brothers in service. All of this occurred at a time when there was great emphasis on women's and men's separate roles. Two Kansas women stand out in this story: An unnamed woman from Elmore who fought in the Battle of Wilson's Creek and serves as an emblem of others who served in anonymity, and Emma Edmonds, the best known female soldier in the Civil War who settled in Fort Scott afterward.

March 23, 2017

"Miriam's Kitchen" by Elizabeth Ehrlich

Erhlich tells how and why, as the child of mostly secular Jewish parents, she came to reclaim the kosher cooking ways of her Holocaust-survivor mother-in-law, Miriam. Erhlich writes gently and with humor, taking time to talk about the small details of how things are done to "keep kosher."

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