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 Peede said in making the announcement. “Together they bring a wide range of expertise in cultural leadership, government and public policy, international affairs, philanthropy and numerous humanities fields, including archaeology, languages, law, literature, history and political science that will be invaluable to the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

The Council meets three times a year to review grant applications and advise the NEH chairman on humanities issues.

DeKeyser will fill an unexpired term until Jan. 26, 2020.

“I am humbled by this appointment,” DeKeyser said. “I appreciate the confidence our NEH chairman has in me, and I am honored to be appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. To represent our state and the humanities on such a distinguished board is truly an honor and a privilege.”

The new members of the National Council on the Humanities:

  • Kathe Hicks Albrecht, of California, for a term expiring January 26, 2024
  • Russell A. Berman, of California, for a term expiring January 26, 2020
  • Keegan F. Callanan, of Vermont, for a term expiring January 26, 2024
  • David Armand DeKeyser, of Alabama, for a term expiring January 26, 2020
  • William English, of the District of Columbia, for a term expiring January 26, 2024
  • Marjorie Fisher Furman, of Michigan, for a term expiring January 26, 2022
  • John Fonte, of Virginia, for a term expiring January 26, 2020
  • Claire Griffin, of Washington, for a term expiring January 26, 2022
  • Kim R. Holmes, of Virginia, for a term expiring January 26, 2022
  • Phyllis Kaminsky, of Arizona, for a term expiring January 26, 2020
  • Joyce Malcolm, of Virginia, for a term expiring January 26, 2020
  • Adair Margo, of Texas, for a term expiring January 26, 2022
  • Matthew Rose, of Iowa, for a term expiring January 26, 2024
  • William Schneider, Jr., of Colorado, for a term expiring January 26, 2020
  • Noel Valis, of Connecticut, for a term expiring January 26, 2020
  • Jean M. Yarbrough, of Maine, for a term expiring January 26, 2022

 

National Endowment for the Humanities: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.

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