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 ›

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 ›

Public Engagement

The Center’s public programs highlight the importance of the humanities as the foundation of a democratic culture, a fulfilling life, and an informed citizenry.  Learn More ›