Announcements

Humanities Program Excellence Award Presented to Jane Austen Summer Program

Humanities Program Excellence Award Presented to Jane Austen Summer Program

On August 26, 2018 the North Carolina Humanities Council awarded its Harlan Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities to the Jane Austen Summer Program (JASP).

JASP is an annual, multi- day symposium that focuses on one of Jane Austen’s works each summer. The program is designed for scholars, students, teachers and anyone with a passion for Jane Austen.

Call for Nominations for the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites you to nominate candidates for consideration as the recipient of the annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

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The North Carolina Humanities Council seeks to recognize and honor distinguished individuals who, by their achievements and contributions, strengthen the educational, cultural, and civic life of North Carolina through the humanities.

Call for Nominations for the 2017 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

The 2017 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities - Call for Nominations

You are invited to nominate candidates for the annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

Support the Humanities this #GivingTuesday on Nov 29th

Through the humanities, we learn to understand one another, connect with our community, and enrich our lives.

Over the past year we have awarded 31 grants to organizations across the state to for humanities-based projects with preserve heritages, cultivate empathy, examine and honor the past, and envision possibilities for our shared future.

This #GivingTuesday we hope you will support us and the power of the humanities to transform communities and promote active citizenship!

Lit Up: Celebrating the Power of Great Teachers

The North Carolina Humanities Council and the National Humanities Center present:

This VIP reception and program celebrates great teachers! Please join us and share this event with educators in your life and community.

North Carolina Humanities Council Call for Trustee Nominations

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites nominations for North Carolina Humanities Council trustees. Candidates must be North Carolina residents committed to advancing the North Carolina Humanities Council’s mission to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life and to facilitate the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

Benjamin Eagles Fountain Jr.

This week the North Carolina Humanities Council remembers the life and legacy of Benjamin Eagles Fountain, Jr., who passed away on March 12, 2016. Fountain was a long time educator in North Carolina and a member of our Constituting Committee from 1971–1972. Fountain also served as a trustee on the Council’s board for five years.

Pulitzer NC March 15 Program Postponed

**Pulitzer NC March 15 program change** Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March 15th program “Truth to Power: Democratizing Information” will not take place as planned. We are working to reschedule the program for as soon as possible. Please check for updates and for the calendar of other scheduled events in the Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words initiative.

Thank you for your interest and understanding.

Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words Kickoff March 2016– Registration Now Open

The North Carolina Humanities Council is excited to announce the kickoff to Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, our 2016 celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes in Charlotte, NC on March 9th

Celebrating 50 Years of Prize-Winning Editorial Cartooning UNCC Center City Campus Auditorium, March 9, 2016 – 7-8pm

Ed Williams, editor of The Charlotte Observer editorial pages for 25 years before his retirement in 2008, will provide a brief history of 50 years of editorial cartooning at The Charlot

Honoring the Life of Alice Barkley

The North Carolina Humanities Council commemorates the life and achievements of Former Executive Director Alice Barkley. Alice Robioux Smith Barkley passed away on December 7, 2015, surrounded by her family. Alice was born on December 15, 1935, to Ruth Alice Tilley Smith and Albert Eldridge Smith in Greensboro, North Carolina. A proud North Carolinian, Alice called several cities home, including Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and most recently Davidson.

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