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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-betterment within an environment all too conducive to despair. According to Professor Elizabeth Hinton of Harvard University, about one-third of penal institutions in the United States today offer classroom instruction in a variety of subjects to inmate learners. The ripple effects of such targeted educational intervention lift up not only those imprisoned, but their families, communities, and society as a whole. The prisoner education programs sponsored by state humanities councils provide great dividends for the future.

Posted: April 3, 2018
Water/Ways
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Museum on Main Street: Water/Ways

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

Posted: July 22, 2016
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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. 

Posted: July 18, 2016
Co-Collecting Project James Cruz Bamba
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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.

Posted: July 5, 2016
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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. 

Posted: June 28, 2016
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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.

Posted: February 16, 2016
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In the Field: Think & Drink

Posted: November 19, 2015
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Featured Project: History from A-Z

Posted: October 27, 2015
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Featured Project: Telling Florida’s Stories

Posted: August 18, 2015
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'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.

Posted: July 22, 2015