Meet the Speakers!

The National Humanities Conference

Registration for the 2018 National Humanities Conference is now open and we are excited to welcome you to New Orleans this November. Check out the incredible line-up of speakers, including Capps Lecturer and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward in conversation with author Kiese Laymon!

Learn More

NHC event banner (white) 1500×600

Registration Now Open!

The 2018 National Humanities Conference

The 2018 National Humanities Conference will take place from Nov. 8-11, 2018 in New Orleans, LA in conjunction with the state's tricentennial.

SP Slides Nominees

Meet the Nominees

The 36th Annual Schwartz Prize

The Schwartz Prize is an annual award given to up to three public humanities programs supported or conducted by a humanities council. The prizes are awarded by a panel of judges from councils, past winners, and partners. The 2018 winner will be announced at this year's National Humanities Conference in New Orleans and livestreamed on FSHC's Facebook page.


FB Banner with Hashtag HumCitizen

Democracy and the Informed Citizen

Featured Council Programs

What does it mean to be an informed citizen in today's democracy? How does one shift through allegations of fake news to find real news? What is the future of journalism, particularly local journalism, and why is it important? Explore these questions with 49 state humanities councils, who are hosting programs across the country.


Our Work

Advocating Support for the Humanities

Articulating the benefits of the councils and importance of the humanities to Congress, national organizations, and the nation.

Discover Why the Humanities Matter

Connecting the Humanities Community

Uniting our members and the humanities community through events, partnerships, conversations, and national initiatives.

Learn About What We Do

Supporting and Serving Our Members

Strengthening the councils through services, information sharing, and tools to aid in advocacy, communication, management, and fundraising.

See What Our Members Are Doing

Featured Programs – Arts & Humanities Programs


Latest News


NHC 18: Announcing the 2018 Capps Lecturer!

June 28, 2018

The Federation of State Humanities Councils is pleased to announce that Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author, will be the National Humanities Conference 2018 Capps Lecturer.

Read More

The National Humanities Conference

Nov. 8-11 | New Orleans, LA

Learn More

Upcoming Deadlines & Events / View All


08novallday2018 National Humanities Conference


No Events


No Events


No Events


No Events


No Events