HNY WELCOMES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS Herman Bennett is Professor of History at the Graduate Center who has most recently published: African Kings & Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). His previous books include: Africans in Colonial Mexico: Absolutism, Christianity & Afro-Creole Consciousness, 1570-1640 (Indiana 2003) and Colonial Blackness: A History of Afro-Mexico (Indiana 2009). Since 2013 he has been the Executive Officer (EO) of the Educational Opportunity & Diversity Programs (OEODP) at the Graduate Center. As EO of the OEODP, Director of the CUNY Pipeline Program, and the Project […]
Humanities New York (HNY) announced just under $150,000 in awards to 31 grantees for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made in every region of the state, from the North Country to Long Island. “We are proud to support the vital cultural infrastructure of New York” said Executive Director Sara Ogger. “Without these funds many communities wouldn’t have the opportunity to engage with their neighbors, to remember the past, and to grapple with their future.” Action Grants to community presenters enable New Yorkers to reflect on their values and engage with others in their communities. Grant recipients creatively use history, […]
The New York Council for the Humanities has been awarded $200,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ program The Humanities in the Public Square, to support “The Democratic Dialogue Project,” a yearlong, statewide series of programming that will explore the meaning of democratic citizenship.