On July 5th, the National Humanities Center will welcome 24 educators for the first of a series of institutes on teaching African American studies. This weeklong, immersive experience, organized in partnership with Prairie View A&M University, is part of a pilot project designed to promote more effective teaching about the African American experience and elevate the scholarly work of Prairie View faculty and alumni.
In partnership with Prairie View A&M University, the National Humanities Center has launched a pilot project to support more effective teaching about the African American experience and help elevate the scholarly work of Prairie View faculty and alumni.
The National Humanities Center announces the selection of twenty gifted educators as members of its 2022–23 Teacher Advisory Council. These teachers, from schools in fourteen states, will work with the Center’s Education Programs staff in piloting, evaluating, and promoting the Center’s nationally-recognized resources and programs that support humanities teaching and professional development at the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels.
The National Humanities Center announces a new initiative to bolster college-level curricula for developing responsible artificial intelligence technologies. Supported by a gift from Google, the NHC will partner with faculty from fifteen colleges and universities in the U.S. to create and implement courses to help students comprehend the myriad ways AI technologies are integrated into modern life and to think through the ethical issues involved in developing and deploying them.
National Humanities Center Receives Funding for New Education Initiative on Imperial Chinese History
The National Humanities Center has received funding from the James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation to create a set of professional development resources for educators focused on Ming Dynasty China (1368–1644).
The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the selection of twenty exceptional educators as members of its 2021–22 Teacher Advisory Council. These teachers, drawn from an array of teaching environments across the United States, will work with the Center’s education program staff in piloting, evaluating, and promoting materials and professional development offerings.
The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the selection of twenty exceptional educators as members of its 2020–21 Teacher Advisory Council. These teachers, from school districts in fifteen states and the District of Columbia, will work with the Center’s education program staff in piloting, evaluating, and promoting materials and professional development offerings for the Center’s nationally recognized education programs.
The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Humanities in Class Digital Library, an Open Education Resources (OER) platform. The platform is available to educators, scholars, and independent learners seeking high quality educational content on a wide range of humanities topics and subject areas. The library provides free and open access to all of the National Humanities Center’s educational resources as well as thousands of resources contributed by partner organizations across the humanities landscape.
Michael “Mike” Williams, education programs manager at the Center, has been named the 2019 recipient of the K–12 Distinguished Teaching Award by the National Council for Geographic Education.
The National Humanities Center has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a summer institute for teachers on Southeast Asia in the mid-twentieth century and events surrounding the Vietnam War. Set to take place July 20–31, 2020, Contested Territory: America’s Role in Southeast Asia, 1945–75 will involve thirty-six high school teachers selected from across the country who will spend two weeks at the Center working with scholars of Southeast Asia.