On March 30, 2023, Humanities New York hosted Merlin Chowkwanyun in conversation with Celina Su about public health and the experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic in New York City.
History and the American Imagination 2022
On October 18th, Humanities New York hosted its fourth annual “History and the American Imagination” event with poet and prison reform advocate Reginald Dwayne Betts and Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.
Humanities New York Awards 38 Action Grants Across NYS for Public Programs on Indigenous History, Incarceration, Immigrant Culture, and More
HNY today announced $188,023 in summer Action grants to 38 organizations for innovative public humanities offerings, which will take place primarily in autumn 2022. Awards were made to tax-exempt entities in nine regions of the state, and are regrants of funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Humanities New York Receives $1.2 Million Award from Mellon Foundation for Post-Incarceration Humanities Partnership
HNY is proud to announce that the Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to its Post-Incarceration Humanities Partnership for a period of three years. The 2023–26 HNY Post-Incarceration Humanities Partnership (PIHP) will provide grants of up to $25,000 to organizations in New York State that serve individuals who have previously been incarcerated and their families.
Land, Liberty, and Loss in Northern Haudenosaunee Territories During the American Revolution￼
Self-determination and survival: these were the factors that drove the actions of Indigenous peoples of eighteenth century colonial frontiers. Yet the ways in which they navigated the wars of their time were far more diverse than standard histories of the American Revolution typically confer. Though a close read of Atiatonharónkwen Louis Cook’s involvement—from childhood to retirement—in the European conflicts within Haudenosaunee Territories, Melissane Schrems asks readers of this blog post to consider what a more accurate telling of our complex, suppressed, Indigenous history could be.
Humanities New York Awards 32 Grants Across NYS for Public Programs on Incarceration, Urban Design, African-American history, and More
NEW YORK CITY, NY – Humanities New York (HNY) today announced $159,200 in awards to 32 grantees for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made to non-profits in eight regions of the state, from the Western New York to Long Island. This latest round of HNY funding will support primarily summer programming. “HNY is proud to have distributed much-needed funding to our state’s cultural institutions through CARES and ARP emergency funds during the pandemic,” said Sara Ogger, Executive Director of HNY. “Now organizations are able to put on great programs for their communities.” These grants are federally funded through the […]
Land, Liberty, and Loss: Echoes of the American Revolution
“Land, Liberty, and Loss” by Alan Taylor, below, is the eponymous leading essay for HNY’s newest initiative, a scholar-guided, multi-part exploration of our nation’s founding and how its history—or, more pointedly, misapprehensions of that history—often serves as an obstacle to full democratic and civic flourishing. The project is grounded in the historical and ongoing intersections between racial justice, including the centuries-long deprivations endured by Indigenous and Native Americans, and the evolution of the American landscape. “Land, Liberty, and Loss” is meant to prompt reflection on assumptions about the human connectedness between the natural and built environments, and to allow us to reconsider in a holistic sense how the Revolution that resulted in the United States connects to or disrupts indigenous histories, our use of natural resources, political development, and national expansion.
HNY SHARP Action Grants Awarded
NEW YORK CITY, NY – Humanities New York (HNY) today announced more than $360,000 in ARP Act funding to 43 New York cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HNY “SHARP” (Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan) Action Grants, which range from $5,000 to $10,000, provide implementation funds for humanities projects that serve audiences throughout New York. These grants support honoraria for humanities experts, staff time, space rental, marketing, and other expenses for projects that respond to community needs and interests. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer applauded these new awards, saying, “As Majority Leader, I was proud to champion […]
History and the American Imagination: A George Saunders and Imani Perry Reading List
To help prepare you for the third annual History and the American Imagination, we have compiled a brief list of readings from George Saunders and Imani Perry. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we feel that this selection offers a taste of what will be on display for you on the evening of October 5: compassion, wonder, insight, and generosity. In the lead up to the event, HNY will be hosting an online Community Conversation at 8pm on Wednesday, September 29. This free conversation will be held via Zoom. For the purpose of that conversation, we will […]
Humanities New York Awards $1.2 million in ARP Act Funding
NEW YORK CITY, NY (September 20, 2021) – Humanities New York (HNY) today announced $1.2 million in ARP Act funding to 120 New York cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HNY “SHARP” (Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan) Operating Grants focus on organizations with a core humanities mission, and range from $1,000 to $20,000, reaching every region in New York. These grants are to be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as staff salaries, utilities, and rent, as well as for humanities programming and professional development. Timothy Murray, Chair, said from Ithaca that he […]