Posts Tagged ‘education’

Five Outstanding Public Humanities Programs Receive WHC Major Grants

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 7, 2014 | By:


We have seven grant rounds every year and when applications come in, we are impressed with the public humanities projects going on around the state. We are proud to be able to support these home-grown ideas with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Wisconsin, and individual donors.

The projects are often innovative, always interesting, and potentially transformational for the communities involved. In February, a total of $43,877 was awarded to five applicants.

The grant program is competitive and applicants put a lot of time and energy into their applications.  So we say a big “Congratulations!” to the following organizations:

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Women are making history. And they always have been.

Humanities Programs in Focus, Our Working Lives Project | February 28, 2014 | By:

Civil Rights Leader Vel Philips with two students

There are moments when it seems obvious that history is being made. This will go down in history, as they say.  Sometimes it’s only in retrospect that we see that particular moments, people, and events were critical.

The humanities help us study the stories, the cultures, the movers and shakers and the ordinary people of our world, and remind us that we are all part of history. History books, however, can never tell the whole story. For most of recorded history, in fact, a whole lot has been missing.  Women’s stories, in particular, are still shockingly absent from textbooks currently used in schools.

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