Three California Stories—Three Emmy Nominations!

We’ve got our fingers crossed here at California Humanities for the three California Documentary Project films nominated for 2017 Emmy Awards. The 38th Annual News and Documentary Awards® will be presented on Thursday, October 5th 2017 and we wish each of these excellent film projects the best of luck! No Más Bebés, directed by Renee […]


THE INTERSECTION PODCAST just released their second season: SHORELINE + SPACE PARK About the Intersection Podcast: The Bay Area is changing. The San Francisco skyline is filled with cranes. Dive bars and other beloved institutions continue to close. As we try to make sense of what’s happening, a simple narrative seems to have hardened into something […]

Map of America Through Literature

Map of American Through Literature

This is a map of what I read, what changed my life; from the time I was three until yesterday, when I added one more book.” – Susan Straight Our dear friend and We Are the Humanities participant, author Susan Straight put together a map of America through her favorite books set in each of the 50 […]

Celebrating 100 Years of an Iconic Oakland Landmark

In conjunction with the Swan’s Market 100th Anniversary celebration hosted by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, California Humanities hosted a panel discussion and a participatory flash memoir writing workshop. The panel “What Makes a Neighborhood” drew a full crowd of over 50 people. Jeremy Liu, Senior Fellow for Arts, Culture and Equitable Development […]

PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere of “The Vietnam War”

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Division of Public Programs, Ken Burns and Lyn Novick’s THE VIETNAM WAR, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary will premiere nationwide on Public Broadcast Service stations (PBS) September 17, 2017. On September 17, concurrent with the broadcast premiere, the first five episodes of THE VIETNAM WAR will be available for […]

National History Day

Thirty Middle and High School Students Named NEH Scholars at 2017 National History Day