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What Will You Be Reading Over the Summer Months?

We, at California Humanities love books, and we thought we’d share with you what we’re currently reading, or hope to be reading over the summer months. Neha Balram is reading Bullies: A Friendship by Alex Abramovich, as an East Bay and an Oakland newbie, Neha naturally picked this one off …

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Why We Need More Stories About the Future of Food

As part of a national celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, California Humanities is convening a series of discussion forums throughout the state through the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. The second in the series features a conversation on the future of food at the LA Times …

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California Humanities Staff & Board Go to Washington!

This past March 1 – 3, the California Humanities Board Chair and I joined three members of the outstanding California Humanities staff in Washington, DC for Humanities on the Hill, the annual three-day advocacy effort led by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Altogether, the individual state humanities councils visited …

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Reflections of a Drought, Project Director Interview

Fresno County Public Library (FCPL), in partnership with Steve Thao, produced Reflections of a Drought, a 20 minute documentary that collects interviews from Fresno County residents and their experience with the current drought, which began in 2010. We spoke with Project Director, Jonathan Waltmire about the project. Tell us a little about …

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2016 California Documentary Project Awards Announced

California Humanities is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant. This year we have awarded $391,500 to 15 film, radio, and new media productions that reflect a diverse range of topics and issues, ranging from a deeply personal look at the power of positive …

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The Women of El Toro, Project Director Interview

The Women of El Toro is a collaboration between Cal State Fullerton (CSUF), the Center for Oral Public History at CSUF, and the Orange County Great Park. This project will raise awareness of women’s roles in the military and enrich visitor’s appreciation of the history and landscape of the park, site of …

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What Good is History?

On the Road with California Humanities: The Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative

As part of a national celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, California Humanities will convene a series of discussion forums throughout the state as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. Aimed at deepening the public’s engagement with contemporary issues through a humanities lens, On the …

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On the Road with California Humanities & The Pulitzer Prizes!

California Humanities’ 40th anniversary celebration is hitting the road and we’re bringing friends! We share in celebrating the 50 year mile marker of the National Endowment for Humanities and the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer Prize Board has partnered with the Federation of State Humanities Councils to create …

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