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AHF mourns the passing of Elaine Wood Hughes

Elaine Wood Hughes, former Chair and long serving Board Member recently passed away after a battle with cancer. Elaine was Professor Emerita of English and an award-winning scholar who taught 40 years on the faculty of her alma mater, the University of Montevallo. She was known for her passion for liberal arts and served as […]

Anabranch to feature Moonlight star, Princeton scholar, children’s authors

Anabranch, a two-day event celebrating literature and the humanities, features two distinguished Alabama natives – scholar Imani Perry and André Holland, star of films, TV and stage – who will discuss their respective careers and Alabama roots at Montgomery’s Capri Theatre April 11. The kickoff of Anabranch is the onstage conversation between Perry and Holland, […]

Humanities event to feature workshops with nationally known authors

Nationally known authors will headline a full day of free workshops featured in Anabranch, celebrating literature and the humanities in association with the 14th Annual Alabama Book Festival, April 11-13. The events get underway Thursday at Montgomery’s Capri Theatre with an onstage conversation between Princeton scholar Imani Perry and award-winning actor Andre Holland, both of […]

Dozen Alabama organizations earn major humanities grants

Twelve recipients across Alabama have been awarded nearly $58,000 in federally-funded major grants from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The grants, totaling $57,868.16, will help support initiatives in literature, poetry, theater, history, music, education and documentary filmmaking. Winners and their projects are: Mentone Bicentennial Commission–Town of Mentone Mentone through the Years: A Video Time Capsule DeKalb […]

Humanities Foundation mini-grants top $11,000 in latest round of 2018-19 awards

In the latest round of awards by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in its mini-grant category, the organization gave $11,349 for projects, programs and activities throughout the state. Projects range from historic restoration to documentary filmmaking. Winners and the projects include:   Northeast Alabama Community College Learning Resources Center Andrew Jackson and His Legacy: A Workshop […]

New staff join AHF team

Alabama Humanities Foundation welcomes four new members to its staff in Programs, Development and Grants. As AHF makes this important transition, Executive Director Armand DeKeyser noted that it has already been a smooth one. “We are fortunate to have such high caliber individuals stepping into the roles that are so critical to our success. We […]

Workshop, institute planned for SUPER Teacher program

A one-day workshop and a multi-day institute partnering with the Florida Humanities Council are planned as part of AHF’s SUPER Teacher program. On May 10 at the University of Alabama, New Views on the Spanish Conquest of Alabama and the Americas will be presented. Lead Scholar is Larry Clayton (Professor Emeritus, History, University of Alabama). […]

Alabama History Day winners going to national competition

Winning middle and high school students in Alabama History Day from Mobile, Harvest, Madison, Huntsville and Montgomery are heading to national competition in June at the University of Maryland at College Park. They were part of the annual state competition this year involving 14 schools and more than 120 students from across Alabama. Held on […]

Bicentennial Exhibit takes center stage across state

All these many months, years actually, Alabama Humanities Foundation had been building to this month when Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit actually hit the road en route to an 18-month tour of the state. Leading up to the three-year period of celebrating Alabama’s statehood that kicked off in 2017 with the 200th anniversary of […]