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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 […]

NEH creates new “public scholar” grant program supporting popular scholarly books in the humanities

WASHINGTON — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant opportunity that encourages the publication of nonfiction books that apply serious humanities scholarship to subjects of general interest and appeal. The new NEH Public Scholar awards support well-researched books in the humanities conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books […]

Remembering The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

To say that The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth helped change the face of Alabama would diminish the impact of this civil rights leader. The Rev. Shuttlesworth helped change the face of this nation. Last year, the Alabama Humanities Foundation honored The Rev. Shuttlesworth with a resolution, applauding “his lifetime of dedication and service to humankind and […]

The Golden Age of Hitchhiking

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

From the Back Seat of a Station Wagon

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

Weather Kid

In November of 2010 when the sixth-grader asks for our email addresses, we all, his grandparents, aunts and uncles, comply with this harmless request. This incident is forgotten until a few weeks later when we suddenly begin receiving frequent email updates of the impending snowstorm threat headed toward central Alabama. A check with local TV […]

Reflections on the Civility Forum

By Nicholaos Jones, philosophy professor, University of Alabama-Huntsville *Winner of the 2011 Whetstone-Seaman Faculty Development Award Glenn Dasher, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UA-Huntsville, asked me to write an essay for the civility forum in August 2010. I agreed, even though my only professional exposure to thinking about issues of politics and […]

Fenced In

AHF Recognizes Women’s History Month During March, we will feature a series of blog posts focusing on Women’s History Month. Please join us in the discussion and comment with your own opinions and tales. By Billie Jean Young, AHF board member A woman is like a field of wild flowers growing inside of barbed wire. […]

Awakening to Alabama’s Black History

AHF Recognizes Black History Month During February, we will feature a series of blog posts focusing on Black History Month. Please join us in the discussion and comment with your own opinions and tales. Written by Jennifer Dome, AHF’s public relations and publications manager “I like to believe that the negative extremes of Birmingham’s past […]