The Board of Trustees of the National Humanities Center has elected three new members: entrepreneur Margo Drakos, broadcast journalist David Folkenflik, and author Héctor Tobar.
News From the Center
This month we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2022–23 whose projects consider the ways that powerful images are created, displayed, and deployed in service to larger ideas—social, political, and philosophical.
This month, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2022–23 whose projects examine the ways that Black Americans, especially women, have shared their experiences and perspectives across creative genres and, in so doing, challenged the ways that we think about music, fiction, and art.
In an effort to address historical inequities in research support for faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the National Humanities Center has partnered with the UNCF/Mellon Programs as well as dedicated a portion of its endowment to make residential fellowship opportunities available to HBCU scholars.
National Humanities Center Partners with Geiss Hsu Foundation to Support Scholarly Work on Early Modern China
The NHC has received an award from the James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation to support a scholar working on a topic involving Early Modern China in each of the next three academic years, beginning in 2023–24. The award will help fund a residential fellowship at the Center for selected scholars to pursue book-length projects. They will join a cohort of 30–40 other humanities scholars from across disciplines working on a wide range of topics as part of the Center’s robust intellectual community.
This month, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 whose work explores how we should go about living fuller lives and creating communities dedicated to justice for everyone.
This month, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the ways that commerce engages with and helps shape national character.
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.
In this issue, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring how forms of personal and public expression have been used to create touchpoints that allow us to situate ourselves within the context of the world around us.