Programs

HumanitiesDC is your conduit to learning more about Washington, DC and connecting with people who share your interest in the humanities.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a project of the DC Public Library executed by HumanitiesDC and the Historical Society of Washington, DC. The DC Oral History Collaborative documents and preserves the stories and memories of DC residents as communities experience change and as residents age. The Collaborative increases awareness of existing oral history recordings and gives residents the training and financial resources they need to conduct new first-rate interviews.

To educate, inspire and build community, HumanitiesDC developed the Humanitini Series, a monthly get-together at a local restaurant or historic site. The meetings feature guest speakers who present interesting topics relevant to the District’s people and culture. Admission is free and open to the public.

The DC Digital Museum is a substantial collection of documentary films, oral histories, and other materials of great cultural and historic significance to the District of Columbia.

DC Writers’ Homes documents the homes of literary authors who once lived in the greater Washington, DC region, including authors of different backgrounds, writing styles, and influences. The project focuses on authors from the city’s founding in 1800 through the present.