As the summer comes to a close, so too does my time with the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) board. I’ve been so lucky and proud to be a member of this organization, especially as we have committed to becoming a transformative entity where Alabama’s stories can be shared in all 67 counties. Our board encompasses […]
Museum on Main Street is a partnership project of the Smithsonian Institution, state humanities councils, and rural museums across America. The latest MoMS exhibit is “Hometown Teams.” The latest exhibit to tour Alabama kicks off in February with Hometown Teams. No part of American culture so colorfully and passionately celebrates American ideals as does sports. […]
The SUPER Teacher Program provides graduate-level, content-rich, professional development of the highest quality to outstanding 4th-12th grade public and private school teachers, school librarians and administrators who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of a particular subject or theme within the humanities.
The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on Alabama’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. EOA is a partnership of Auburn University, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the University of Alabama. It was developed by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University with the generous financial support of its founding […]
In early 2012, AHF launched its pilot Literature and Health Care program at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center. The three-month, pilot program, facilitated by Alan Brown, Ph.D., Professor of English at the University of West Alabama, encourages participants to connect the worlds of health care and life experiences, giving them the opportunity to reflect […]
The Road Scholars Speakers Bureau provides public presentations and lectures on a variety of humanities topics. Designed to educate and entertain, the programs are presented by Alabama’s most enlightening university and independent scholars. View the Road Scholar catalog and guidelines and procedures. Then, when you’re ready, book a speaker!
The AHF awards grants solely to support public humanities projects. Active public participation, involvement of humanities scholars, and strong humanities content are the three essential ingredients of AHF-funded projects. The grants program accommodates the broadest possible range of topics and formats for imaginative proposals. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects for a wide variety of […]
Prime Time Family Reading Time® is a six-week program of reading, discussion and storytelling held in public libraries. The program features award-winning children’s books to stimulate discussion about humanities themes and problems encountered in everyday life. Each 90-minute session includes the reading of up to three books by a storyteller followed by facilitated discussion with a humanities […]
The Alabama Humanities Foundation awards the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships to Alabama teachers (K-6th) looking to further their professional development. This $1,000 award helps them attend a seminar or institute, purchase classroom materials, or create a program that enhances their students’ understanding of history and civics. Read more here