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Inspiring Hope in Place of Despair

Prisoner education efforts shine a light of hope into the lives of inmates and their loved ones. While paying their debts to society, the incarcerated population is no less deserving of access to the humanities and letters, as a key to self-...


Museum on Main Street: Water/Ways

State humanities councils are hosting Water/Ways, a traveling exhibit that highlights how individuals and communities use water.

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Campfires Initiative: Pulitzer Prize Board with Federation of the State Humanities Council Launches $1.5 million Project

To commemorate 100 years of honoring journalism and the humanities, the Pulitzer Prize Board has launched the Centennial Campfires Initiative, in collaboration with the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

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Humanities Guåhan partners with Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has partnered with Humanities Guåhan to collect objects focused on the culture of Guam’s indigenous Chamorro people.

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App Launch for the Women of El Toro

The stories of women Marines and Marine wives who lived and served at El Toro during WWII come alive in a new app. 

Understanding Social Unrest through the Humanities

Humanities serve as Catalyst in aftermath of Social Unrest

The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) responded to the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray by launching a new grant program, The Humanities Fund for Baltimore, in November of 2015. The Humanities Fund for Baltimore was developed after some internal discussions among MHC staff.

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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 each week during the Civil War.

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.