Keep Our 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 a vital role in Alabama and American culture and civic life by reaching into communities to support your local cultural organizations, museums, and schools. Last year, the AHF […]

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 […]

AHF speaker featured in national Humanities magazine

Humanities Magazine, the publication of National Endowment for the Humanities, featured Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, in its Winter issue. McLaurin, an Alabama native, was the keynote speaker at Alabama Humanities Foundation’s annual Humanities Awards Luncheon in October in Birmingham. At the luncheon, McLaurin talked of the White House as a […]

AHF director earns national humanities recognitions

When Armand DeKeyser returned to his home state four years ago to take the reins of Alabama Humanities Foundation, he brought with him a certain amount of national name recognition. After all, he served as chief of staff for US Senator Jeff Sessions and US Senator Bob Corker. It should come as no surprise he […]

Plans under way for AHF Bicentennial traveling exhibit

We all belong to a larger-than-life story, two hundred years in the making. As Alabamians, our story has been crafted by the moments that both define and refine who we are. A tightly woven tapestry of trials, triumphs and transformations, this vibrant tale celebrates our commonalities and honors our individualities. It is an epic adventure, […]

AHF awards more than $80,000 in latest grant-giving

Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded $80,831 in major and mini-grants across the state in its latest rounds of giving. From public discussions to exhibits to film projects and reading programs, dozens of grants were awarded. AHF’s grants are awarded three times per year to museums, historical societies, libraries, civic clubs, religious groups, social service organizations, schools, […]

National Endowment for the Humanities announces Creating Humanities Communities

      *This is a special announcement from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Creating Humanities Communities grant is not a program of the Alabama Humanities Foundation.* The NEH recently announced Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a […]

Alabama Humanities Awards speaker featured on podcast

AL.com’s podcast Triple Take featured Stewart McLaurin, keynote speaker for Alabama Humanities Awards Luncheon this week, taking a look at the writing, film and music that influenced him. As president of the White House Historical Association, it should have come as no surprise that this Alabama native’s favorite childhood book was the Book of Presidents. His favorite […]