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Preserve Your Public Humanities Programs

  As you’ve likely seen, the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH and the Alabama Humanities Foundation play vital roles in American and Alabama culture and civic life by reaching into communities to support local cultural organizations, museums, and schools. Last year, AHF — with funding from NEH — […]

Humanities on the Hill 2017

Guest Blog by Crissy Nettles Last week I was lucky enough to travel with AHF Executive Director Armand DeKeyser to Humanities on the Hill, a 3-day whirlwind of sharing ideas with staff and board members from other humanities councils and face-to-face meetings with our Congressional representatives and their staffs. We brought maps and graphics showing […]

Press Release: Alabama Humanities Foundation Announces 2017 SUPER Teacher Schedule

For Immediate Release:                   February 8, 2017 Contact: T.C. McLemore tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org; (205) 558-3999 Birmingham, Ala.—Registration is now live for our 2017 SUPER Teacher Workshops and Institutes. For over 25 years, AHF has partnered with archivists, scholars, higher education institutions, and historic sites to deliver unique and engaging professional […]

The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the story of a Holocaust survivor

More than 1,100 students from 18 schools across the state were afforded a rare opportunity to attend Mona Golabek’s performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane at Sanford University on April 22. Mona Golabek; Grammy nominee, concert pianist, author of The Children of Willesden Lane, and daughter of a Holocaust survivor; tells her mother’s story of survival interwoven with performances of […]

Symposium on Wed. June 26 will honor professor at UA

by the Tuscaloosa News, click here for a direct link The 2013 Whetstone/Seaman Symposium at the University of Alabama next week will honor UA professor of philosophy Rekha Nath, winner of the Whetstone/Seaman Faculty Development Award. The symposium, sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, is scheduled from […]

Mocking Bird Moments: A Study of the Novel and Film

Led by: Nancy Grisham Anderson, Associate Professor of English, Auburn University Montgomery Site: Monroeville Dates: June 23-26, 2013 Co-Sponsored by Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama Southern Community College, and the Monroe County Museum Teachers are invited to spend three days in historic Monroeville, Alabama, to study To Kill a Mockingbird, the novel and the movie.  In addition […]

The History, Culture, and Literature of Normandy

Led by: Catherine Danielou, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham Site: Birmingham Dates: June 20, 2013 One-Day Immersion Program Co-Sponsored by University of Alabama at Birmingham This one-day SUPER immersion program will concentrate on Normandy, its history, literature, arts, and its contemporary culture. […]

The African-American Experience and the South: Themes in Race, Culture, Politics, and Identity

Led by: Larry McLemore, Ph.D., Auburn University and David C. Carter, Ph.D., Auburn University Site: Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL Dates: July 21-25, 2013 Residential (Lodging and meals provided.)   The institute will engage teachers in primary sources and literary works from figures such as Frederick Douglass, Carter Woodson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, […]

Dimensions of Traditional and Modern India

Led by: Priya Menon, Ph.D and Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr., Ph.D. who are professors of English, Troy University Site: Troy University, Troy Dates: June 10-13, 2013 Residential (Lodging and all meals provided) India is of great interest in the world today because of its growing educational, economic, scientific, and cultural interactions with all other nations. […]