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NHA Summer Virtual Workshop: Documenting the Impact of the Humanities in Higher Ed

The National Humanities Alliance is offering a summer virtual workshop opportunity with a discount available to our members. Documenting the Impact of the Public Humanities in Higher Education: A Toolkit will be offered on two dates this June, on the 22nd and 25th. This workshop will offer attendees the opportunity to consider impact research as it relates to their own work and to the humanities more broadly. While the toolkit focuses on public humanities projects (including internship programs, publicly engaged courses, reading and discussion groups, and oral history projects), they anticipate that it will also be relevant to those carrying out a wide range of humanities work.

Visit the NHA workshop page HERE for more information.

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NHA Virtual Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day

The following message comes from the National Humanities Alliance (NHA):

Join us March 8-10, 2021 for the Virtual NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day!

With humanities departments facing elimination, museums and archives confronting lay-offs and even closure, and federal funding falling short, it is crucial that we come together to build our capacity to advocate for the humanities.

NHA Annual Meeting – March 8 and 9

The Annual Meeting brings together faculty, administrators, and representatives from scholarly societies, museums, archives, and other humanities organizations to build their capacity to advocate for the humanities. Explore the preliminary program here. To accommodate attendees in as many time zones as possible, programming will be held each afternoon (Eastern Time).

We will also offer ample opportunity to connect with colleagues old and new with virtual receptions and “hallway” conversations.

Humanities Advocacy Day – March 10

On Humanities Advocacy Day, state-based delegations will meet via video or conference call with Members of Congress and their staff.

It is essential that Congress hear about the challenges humanities departments, museums, libraries, archives, and other humanities organizations are facing due to the pandemic and what is to be lost without additional federal support.

Together, we will advocate for increased FY 2022 funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Education’s international education programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays).

In the weeks leading up to Humanities Advocacy Day, we will offer an orientation on virtual advocacy and training on Capitol Hill advocacy more generally. New and seasoned advocates are welcome!

Explore our event webpage for FAQs and more information! We look forward to seeing you in March.


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NHA Lauds Latest Round of NEH Grants, see the CC Awardees

NHA Lauds Latest Round of NEH Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Humanities Alliance released the following statement today from its Executive Director Stephen Kidd on the December announcement of $33 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 213 humanities projects nationwide:

“With this announcement, the National Endowment for the Humanities is funding the first round of grants made with the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council, aimed at encouraging digital humanities collaboration between our two countries. Humanities Initiatives grants will support humanities work in higher education institutions throughout the U.S., including at HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and community colleges. And Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grants will support large projects at institutions from Alaska to Maine.

“We are immensely proud of the NEH’s impact across the U.S. and will continue advocating for increased federal support for future grants in 2021 and beyond.”


Please see below for a list of the Community College Awardees.

Institution Name Title Outright
Capital Community College Jeffrey Partridge Black Heritage Project: Empowering Students Through Black Community History $149,426
Howard Community College MatthewVan Hoose Depeniong Global Humanities $75,291
Helena College University of Montana Ari Laskin A Bridge to College Humanities: Local Culture and History through Film $144,719
Nebraska Indian Community College Maunka Morgan Francis La Flesche Digital Resources Development Initiative $99,388
Trocaire College Dawn Bost Community and Mission: Building a New Applied Ethics Minor $132,291
Fashion Institute of Technology Kyunghee Pyun Shop Girls to Show Girls: Teaching Resources on New York’s Working Class for Community College Students $150,000
CUNY Research Foundation, Manhattan Community College Cara O’Connor Voices and Experiences of Poverty: A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum $150,000
Lorain County Community College Jewon Woo Rhizomatic Democracy in the 19th-Century Black Press of Ohio $40,000
Chemeketa Community College District Keith Russell Lifting Voices: Public Speaking as a Bridge to the Humanities $149,973