Upcoming Events

november

26oct(oct 26)9:00 am08dec(dec 8)5:00 pmCrossroads: Change in Rural America – DecaturEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Decatur

06nov11:45 am12:45 pmPageturners Book Club Conversation and Book Signing with Steve LuxenbergEvent Type:Action Grants Venue City: Livonia

06nov6:30 pmWMEAC Book Club Discussion of What the Eyes Don’t SeeEvent Type:Great Michigan Read Venue City: Grand Rapids

15novAll DayArts and Humanities Touring Grant Applications are OpenEvent Type:Arts and Humanities Touring Grant,Grant & Program Deadlines

december

26oct(oct 26)9:00 am08dec(dec 8)5:00 pmCrossroads: Change in Rural America – DecaturEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Decatur

14decAll Day26janCrossroads: Change in Rural America–GraylingEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Grayling

january

14decAll Day26janCrossroads: Change in Rural America–GraylingEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Grayling

15jan11:59 pmLast day to submit an application for an Arts and Humanities Touring GrantEvent Type:Arts and Humanities Touring Grant,Grant & Program Deadlines

16jan7:00 pm8:00 pmUs versus Them: Understanding Images of Separation with Dr. David PilgrimEvent Type:Action Grants Venue City: Holland

february

01febAll DayArts and Humanities Touring Grant Applications are openEvent Type:Arts and Humanities Touring Grant,Grant & Program Deadlines

01febAll Day15marCrossroads: Change in Rural America–Reed CityEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Reed City

march

01febAll Day15marCrossroads: Change in Rural America–Reed CityEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Reed City

13mar(mar 13)2:00 pm14(mar 14)12:00 pmMichigan Poetry Out Loud State FinalsEvent Type:Poetry Out Loud Venue City: Lansing

19mar11:59 pmHumanities Grant Spring DeadlineEvent Type:Grant & Program Deadlines,Humanities Grants

21marAll Day03mayCrossroads: Change in Rural America–Rogers CityEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Rogers City

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History

The Michigan Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, opened its doors in 1974 to begin public humanities programming. Over 40 years ago the idea of public humanities was a novel concept because the humanities had traditionally been associated with university study in departments such as English, philosophy, ethics, and the other areas termed the liberal arts. But public humanities were meant to draw communities into the humanities rather than leave the field to academicians. This brave new world of collaborations between town and gown, between the National Endowment for the Humanities and state organizations was daunting, but it catalyzed a vigorous examination of what the humanities mean to contemporary life.

Throughout its life, the Michigan Humanities Council has understood that the humanities teach us what it means to be human. They illuminate the lessons of the past, the ideas that motivate us, the principles that guide us, and the questions that perplex us. For over 40 years, the Council has served a central idea: that democracy depends upon educated and thoughtful citizens who fully participate in civic life. There is no clearer statement of this value than that provided by Bruce Cole, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities: “Cultivating the best of the humanities has real, tangible benefits for civic life. We cannot neglect the great democratic imperative: to give each succeeding generation a brighter light, a broader perspective, and an enriched legacy with which to face the future.” The Michigan Humanities Council looks forward to the next 40+ years of serving just such a vision of civil life.

Upcoming Events

november

26oct(oct 26)9:00 am08dec(dec 8)5:00 pmCrossroads: Change in Rural America – DecaturEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Decatur

06nov11:45 am12:45 pmPageturners Book Club Conversation and Book Signing with Steve LuxenbergEvent Type:Action Grants Venue City: Livonia

06nov6:30 pmWMEAC Book Club Discussion of What the Eyes Don’t SeeEvent Type:Great Michigan Read Venue City: Grand Rapids

15novAll DayArts and Humanities Touring Grant Applications are OpenEvent Type:Arts and Humanities Touring Grant,Grant & Program Deadlines

december

26oct(oct 26)9:00 am08dec(dec 8)5:00 pmCrossroads: Change in Rural America – DecaturEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Decatur

14decAll Day26janCrossroads: Change in Rural America–GraylingEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Grayling

january

14decAll Day26janCrossroads: Change in Rural America–GraylingEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Grayling

15jan11:59 pmLast day to submit an application for an Arts and Humanities Touring GrantEvent Type:Arts and Humanities Touring Grant,Grant & Program Deadlines

16jan7:00 pm8:00 pmUs versus Them: Understanding Images of Separation with Dr. David PilgrimEvent Type:Action Grants Venue City: Holland

february

01febAll DayArts and Humanities Touring Grant Applications are openEvent Type:Arts and Humanities Touring Grant,Grant & Program Deadlines

01febAll Day15marCrossroads: Change in Rural America–Reed CityEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Reed City

march

01febAll Day15marCrossroads: Change in Rural America–Reed CityEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Reed City

13mar(mar 13)2:00 pm14(mar 14)12:00 pmMichigan Poetry Out Loud State FinalsEvent Type:Poetry Out Loud Venue City: Lansing

19mar11:59 pmHumanities Grant Spring DeadlineEvent Type:Grant & Program Deadlines,Humanities Grants

21marAll Day03mayCrossroads: Change in Rural America–Rogers CityEvent Type:Museum on Main Street Venue City: Rogers City

Help Support Michigan Humanities

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