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.
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 […]
A Conversation with BOMB Magazine: Oral History, Collaboration, and Interactive Programming
BOMB Magazine received HNY Action Grants in 2017 and 2019 for the “Oral History Education Initiative.” Since 2014, BOMB’s Oral History Project has staged one-on-one interviews with New York City-based visual artists of African descent, conducted by curators, scholars, and cultural producers. On the 2nd of June, HNY Grants Assistant Kordell K. Hammond met via Zoom with Betsy Sussler, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, and Stephanie E. Goodalle, Oral History Fellow from BOMB Magazine to talk about their recently completed Action Grant project, Oral History LIVE!, and tips for cultural organizations applying for HNY grant support. As the HNY Blog is […]
Susan B. Anthony to Wonder Woman–“Women’s Suffrage and the Media” Research Database Chronicles Right-to-Vote Movement
The original version of this post appeared here on June 19, 2017, by NYU. Women’s Suffrage and the Media,” an online database and resource site launched this month, includes primary and secondary sources that chronicle and examine the suffrage movement as portrayed in news, propaganda, advertising, entertainment, and other aspects of public life. The database, hosted by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and conceived by NYU journalism professor Brooke Kroeger and a group of American Journalism Historians Association members, aims to serve a diverse group of users—from middle schoolers and life-long learners to academic researchers and journalists. […]
Event Saturday to honor Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes
GLENS FALLS – A program celebrating the 1916 presidential campaign of Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. in Glens Falls. Exactly 100 years ago, Hughes — a former New York governor and U.S. Supreme Court justice — ran against, and was narrowly defeated by, incumbent President Woodrow Wilson. Hughes, the Republican Party’s nominee, will be portrayed by biographer William Loughrey, who will talk about Hughes’s career during an interview with Saratogian reporter Paul Post. After the 1916 election, Hughes later became U.S. Secretary of State and was […]