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Featured Research: Female Authorship

This month we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2023–24 whose projects focus on the voices of women, from medieval hagiographers to contemporary rappers, exploring the ways that an author’s gender influences her perspective—across genres, eras, and geographies.

African American woman writing in a book

NHC Summer Institute on Teaching African American Studies Focuses on the Perspectives of Women

How does our understanding of American history and culture change when viewed through the eyes of Black women? How should we incorporate Black women’s voices in curriculums to ensure students can benefit from those perspectives? These and related questions will be the focus of (re)Centering the Narrative: Black Women’s Voices of the 19th and 20th Centuries which will be held July 10–14, 2023 at the National Humanities Center.


National Humanities Center Names 2023–24 Teacher Advisory Council

The National Humanities Center has announced the selection of twenty talented educators from across the country as members of its 2023–24 Teacher Advisory Council. These teachers, from schools in twelve states, will work with the Center’s staff in piloting, evaluating, and promoting NHC resources and professional development programs for collegiate and pre-collegiate educators.


National Humanities Center Board Welcomes New Member

At its recent meeting, the Board of Trustees of the National Humanities Center elected Yolonda Y. Wilson (NHC Fellow, 2019–20) from St. Louis University as the Center’s newest trustee. Wilson is a philosopher whose work focuses primarily on African American political philosophy, bioethics, feminist philosophy, law and morality, and related topics.


Featured Research: Inside the Institution

This month we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2022–23 whose projects examine two very different kinds of institutions—prisons and museums—and consider how they viscerally enact the ways we think about pleasure, punishment, and social status, both inside and beyond their walls.


The National Humanities Center Announces 2023–24 Fellows

The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the appointment of 35 Fellows for the academic year 2023–24. These leading scholars will come to the Center from universities and colleges in 16 US states as well as Canada, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Chosen from 541 applicants, they represent humanistic scholarship in a wide range of academic disciplines.