Tag Archives: National Endowment for the Humanities

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 […]

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 — […]

AHF hosts NEH chairman

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William “Bro” Adams paid a special visit to Birmingham this week, touring significant humanities-based programs and sites, talking with business and education leaders and learning more about the role of AHF in Alabama. [nggallery id=11] He was welcomed at an AHF reception in his honor Tuesday evening at the […]

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 […]

Armand DeKeyser and John Rochester attend Humanities on the Hill

AHF Chair John Rochester joined Executive Director Armand DeKeyser in advocating for the humanities in Washington D.C.with lawmakers during the annual Humanities on the Hill. While there, they met with Sen. Jeff Sessions, Congressman Mike Rogers and the staffs of Alabama’s Congressional delegation to stress the importance of budget support for humanities programs in Alabama. […]

NEH plays prominent role in inauguration

We are proud to share with you the prominent role the National Endowment for the Humanities played in this past weekend’s Inauguration festivities. On Saturday January 19th, the NEH-funded radio program BackStory with the American History Guys held a live, public discussion of Inauguration History at the National Museum of American History. This event was […]

NEH holds nationwide contest to design new National Humanities Medal

The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a nationwide contest to design a new National Humanities Medal to be awarded annually by the president to the nation’s most distinguished leaders in the humanities. The National Humanities Medal is given every year in a White House ceremony to individuals or groups whose work has deepened […]