The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit organization, and the only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Through its residential fellowship program, the Center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. Through its education programs, the Center strengthens teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the Center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for appreciation of their foundational role in a democratic society.
Creating New Knowledge
The Center annually welcomes forty scholars from all fields of the humanities for semester- or year-long residencies.Learn More
The Center provides primary and secondary resources, webinars, and lessons for history and literature teachers.Learn More
Engaging the Public
Public events, news releases, audio and video recordings, and the News of the National Humanities Center.Learn More
Supporting the Center
All gifts to the Center are tax deductible. Donors receive regular publications along with event and lecture invitations.Learn More