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California Humanities Awards Nearly $200,000 to Storytelling Projects

We couldn’t be more excited to announce the newest round of Community Stories grant recipients! We’re awarding nearly $200,000 throughout California to 20 projects that cast a light on the community stories of our state. These new projects–ranging from short documentaries on the personal experiences of four Bay Area Muslim …

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California Humanities Celebrates 40 years of Humanities Programming

“…this council’s leadership was fundamentally and closely involved in the evolution of that hugely important concept and practice of the public humanities…” — NEH Chairman, William “Bro” Adams On November 12th, California Humanities was proud to welcome the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William “Bro” Adams to …

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Big Sur Oral History Project Director Interview

Big Sur Oral History Project will capture and preserve an oral history of a unique community in one of the most remarkable landscapes in the world; the stretch of land comprising Big Sur. The Henry Miller Memorial Library (HMML) will collect, preserve and catalogue existing audio and film recordings (some …

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What Will You Be Reading Over the Holiday Break?

At California Humanities we love books! Here’s what we’re reading over the winter break: Julie Fry is reading the following: Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a …

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California Humanities celebrates 40th Anniversary with National Humanities Leader

November 10, 2015 This week, California Humanities will celebrate its 40th anniversary together with the 50th anniversary of its primary partner, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). A celebration with grantees, partners, and past and present leadership at the Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland will include remarks by the NEH Chairman, William “Bro” Adams.

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Docks to Delta Project Director Interview

“…humanities projects encourage us to see the world in all of its rich complexity…” – Ildi Carisle-Cummins Docks to Delta Project was launched at the end of September 2015 with a live story-based performance during the two-hour train ride to Sacramento, and discussion sessions on the return trip to Oakland. …

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Why the Work of Humanities Scholars Often Go Ignored

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) just celebrated its 50th anniversary with a ceremony at the White House. Despite over $5bn in grants to promote innovative research and cultural programs, congressional support, along with federal, state a private funding has dropped significantly. While society may seem to treasure the humanities and …

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