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Registration Now Open for 2016 National Humanities Conference

National Humanities Alliance


Registration is now open for the 2016 National Humanities Conference in Salt Lake City!

This is the first in a series of conferences co-hosted by the National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils that will bring the humanities community together as a whole to consider how, by leveraging our strengths, we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.

Event Details:

Salt Lake City

Thursday, November 10 – Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Click here to register now!

The program features speakers from state humanities councils along with scholars and humanities professionals from over 70 institutions, including colleges, universities, museums, libraries, and national foundations.

Learn more about the program, featured speakers, and accommodations here.

Still interested in getting on the program? Here are three ways to do so:

1) Present in a lightning round on “Revitalizing the Humanities for the Public Sphere.” At least 10 spaces for presenters will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Signing up in advance is highly suggested, but not required. To sign up, please contact Logan Hinderliter (logan@rihumanities.org).

2) Apply to participate in a working group session on “Challenging the Exclusive Past: Relevancy, Inclusion, and Diversity,” which will explore how organizations that support the public preservation, interpretation, and telling of history best assist communities to assert their right to tell their own histories. For more information, email Beatrice Gurwitz (bgurwitz@nhalliance.org).

3) Pitch a Marketplace of Ideas session. These sessions are designed to encourage the free exchange of ideas about specific topics of interest. The discussions will take place in one or two large rooms set up with conversation circles. The individual(s) who suggested the topic will serve as discussion moderator(s). Examples of discussion goals include gathering responses to a potential project or initiative; exchanging ideas about an issue of concern; or introducing participants to a potential partner institution or organization, among other possibilities. To pitch a session, email Esther Mackintosh (emackintosh@statehumanities.org).

We hope you will join us!

National Humanities Alliance