Who We Are

The National Humanities Center is unique: a free standing national resource devoted to advancing significant humanistic study and reflection and to making those insights available both inside and outside the academic world.  Learn More ›

Featured Research

This month we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the making and unmaking of political orders, especially the establishment and dissolution of colonies.  Learn More ›

What Are the Humanities?

Humanities research adds to our knowledge of the world, as scholars investigate differences between cultures and communities around the world and across time, consider the ways art is made and received, or unveil the undercurrents that have shaped history.  Learn More ›