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Alabama Humanities awards $44,761 in state grants

Alabama Humanities Foundation has awarded nearly $45,000 in major and mini-grants in its latest round of giving for humanities projects across the state. The winning projects, recipients and locations of the grantees include: Exploring the Humanities with the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project, Auburn University-Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project, Auburn, Lee County Lecture […]

In the news: Stony the Road makes headlines, newscasts

Thirty teachers from across the country followed historic footsteps through Alabama as part “Stony the Road We Trod…”: Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy, made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant presented in partnership with AHF. The three-week teacher institute in July enabled teachers from California to Texas to New Jersey and a […]

Alabama Colloquium to honor 2019 humanities fellows

The 2019 class of Alabama Humanities Fellows will take center stage at The Colloquium set for Oct. 7 at The Club in Birmingham. To be honored are four individuals with Alabama ties who have made significant contributions in the humanities in their lives and careers: Marquita Davis, Ph.D., deputy director, Early Learning, Pacific Northwest for […]

Attention teachers: Riley Memorial Scholarship deadline Aug. 30

The Aug. 30 deadline is approaching for applications for the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship, awarded to K-8 teachers for history and civics-related projects in their schools and classrooms. The Alabama Humanities Foundation awards the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship annually at The Colloquium. Created in memory of Jenice Riley, the scholarship recognizes educators who share her […]

DeKeyser appointed to national humanities council

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s appointment of Alabama Humanities Foundation Executive Director Armand DeKeyser to the National Council on the Humanities. DeKeyser was one of 16 leading humanities scholars and advocates named to the 26-member advisory board. “We are delighted to welcome this distinguished group to the National Council,” NEH Chairman Jon Parrish […]

Alabama students win at National History Day

Three Alabama schools took home top honors in National History Day 2019 in College Park, MD, an intensive competition that drew students from across the country. Winners were: Starlyn Fistein – Phillips Preparatory School, Mobile, Alabama, Outstanding State Entry (Junior Individual Performance, The Legacy of Cudjo “Kazoola” Lewis: How the Hatred and Heartbreak of a Transatlantic […]

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 […]