Arts, Culture, and Humanities
The mission of Humanities New York is to strengthen civil society and the bonds of community, using the humanities to foster engaged inquiry and dialogue around social and cultural concerns.
Dr. Sara Ogger
150 Broadway Ste 1700
New York, NY 10038 USA
humanities, education, families, literacy, scholars
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Grant support is awarded to nonprofits that inspire New Yorkers to explore what it means to be human. Through two competitive grant programs, the Council offers nimble and responsive grants to support the diverse arts and culture sector of New York State.
Community Conversations promotes thoughtful, engaged community dialogue, using a short text and a facilitator from the local community.
Reading & Discussion
Something special happens when we talk about what we read with others in our community. Texts become catalysts for civic engagement and cultural understanding, as well as for personal reflection. The Council invites New Yorkers to meet Walt Whitman’s call for active reading by participating in one of our reading and discussion programs for adults. Reading and discussion programs make time for thinking deeply about one thing, over time, from a variety of perspectives.
In each of the Council’s reading and discussion programs, participants read a series of thematically linked texts over the course of four, five, or six sessions. At each session, they come together with others in their community to discuss a text in conversation facilitated by a trained local scholar.
The texts in each series vary: novels, poems, speeches and essays; works of history, philosophy, religion, and criticism. Each series is organized around a significant humanities theme or important historical commemoration. In all cases the Council provides a list of texts from which the host site and the scholar-facilitator choose those they are most eager to discuss with their communities. Sites can either use texts provided by the Council or have participants borrow or purchase their own copies.
Public Scholars is the newest Council program. It promotes vibrant public humanities engagement across New York State by offering a selection of dynamic, compelling presentations facilitated by humanities scholars. The Public Scholars program replaces the Council’s Speakers in the Humanities program, and both expands upon and deepens the premise of that longstanding program.
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Dr. Jean Ashton
Senior Director, Resources and Programs & Library Director Emerita New-York Historical Society
Term: 2016 -
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