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What's in a name? The California council undergoes a change.

February 29, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

The council formerly known as the California Council for the Humanities is now Cal Humanities.

From the new Cal Humanities:

"Formerly known as California Council for the Humanities, we have changed our name to underscore our increased efforts to promote the humanities as accessible, relevant, and meaningful ways to better understand our shared human condition.

What hasn’t changed is our belief that the humanities connect us to each other and help us towards a better California. What better way to represent this philosophy than with a new logo that symbolizes that which we value most?

The open quote represents the start of every great idea, the beginning of open-minded thought and open-ended conversations, the question that invites discussion. It’s our tool to begin the conversations that matter.

We invite you to visit our new website,, to learn more about our programs, the projects we support, and various events and other opportunities we offer to connect and converse. See what we are doing to create A State of Open Mind.

Visit our site and tell us what you think."