AHF awarded grant for journalism program series

The Federation of State Humanities Councils has awarded Alabama Humanities Foundation with a $30,000 grant as part of a continuing series of programs across the country focusing on the role of journalism and the humanities in a democratic society. It marks the second time AHF has earned this grant, a national initiative/partnership between the Mellon […]

Colloquium draws crowd, rave reviews

When the Alabama Colloquium concluded Oct. 7, rave reviews came from all points in the more than 300-member crowd in attendance at Birmingham’s The Club. Taking center stage were the 2019 Fellows, who captivated the audience with their perspectives on the humanities and how people and events had on their lives. They were: Marquita Davis, […]

A debt of gratitude …

Thank you to our Alabama Humanities Fellows, our sponsors, moderator Michel Martin, Wayne Greenhaw Service Award winner, recipients of the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships and the more than 300 attending our 2019 Colloquium. As Helen Keller put it, “Alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much.” Our hats are off to […]

Lynne Berry Vallely receives Greenhaw Service Award

Longtime AHF Board Member and former Chair Lynne Berry Vallely accepted the Wayne Greenhaw Service Award to Alabama Humanities at The Colloquium Oct. 7, saying she was “deeply honored” with the award. As a friend and colleague of the late author and AHF board member for whom the award is named, the honor made it […]

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 […]

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 […]