Through engaging public humanities-based programming that reflects the diversity of our city, HumanitiesDC aims to inspire, educate, and promote understanding across communities and cultures. In partnership with area institutions, experts and scholars, we create unique and inviting spaces where participants can actively learn, and exchange ideas. Come be part of the conversation.
”[The event] was fantastic! I loved the overall balance of presentation, panel, and discussion, and the chance to think/learn more about DC’s complex cultural and economic histories. Thank you so much.”
Our Public Program Goals
We design and conduct our programs with these PRIMARY goals in mind:
Create gathering places for the general public to actively engage with the humanities.
Encourage further self-directed exploration and research of program participants.
Highlight the work of local experts, educators, scholars and students within the field.
Foster greater understanding, interest, accessibility and appreciation for the humanities.
Our Practice in Action
At HumanitiesDC we strive to:
- Create relevant, diverse, and inclusive programming for all residents to participate in, learn from, and enjoy;
- Design our collection of programs to be available and accessible to a broad audience;
- Elevate the voices of historically marginalized groups;
- Receive feedback from all involved in order to improve on future endeavors.
How to Engage in our Programs
Check out our Events Calendar to attend a HumanitiesDC or grantee-hosted event. Most of our events are free of charge or suggested donation.
Listen to Porchtales, our podcast to take a deep dive into a DC story.
Consider participating in one of our more in-depth on-going programs like the DC Oral History Collaborative or Community Journalism.
Become a fellow or a partner. Learn more about our fellowship opportunities that are structured to support individual practitioners and people interested in a career in the humanities or contact us to learn how we may be able to partner to create a public experience.
To Learn More about our ever-growing Public Programs:
Community Journalism • Culture Series • DC Oral History Collaborative • Fellowships • Porchtales Podcast
Please consider making a donation today!