Dr. Jennifer Thompson Burns will discuss the antebellum migratory patterns of free Black Americans in the tri-city area of New York State and use this data to explain the benefits this migration had on black community development past and present.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS MISSION Humanities New York is known nationally as an innovator and leader in the exciting and growing field of the public humanities. Using dialogue, reflection, and critical thinking, Humanities New York applies the humanities to strengthen democratic society. OPPORTUNITY Are you a credible proponent of HNY’s organizational values of justice; community; dialogue; diversity; collaboration; and relevance? Are you inspired to play a vital role in the dynamic field of the public humanities? Are you energized to build a development team, nuts to bolts? And prepared to help bring the greatest financial resources to one […]
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 […]
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 […]
Request for Proposals Humanities New York, a public humanities organization with a 40-year history of creating, supporting, and sustaining civic dialogue and community engagement, is offering a partnership grant opportunity for New York State-based non-profit organizations that currently serve 1) individuals who are going through the process of societal reentry after a period of incarceration, or 2) the families of those individuals, or 3) both populations. HNY will also entertain applications from organizations that are working with issues of prison reform and/or abolition. Grant awards will range from $10,000—$20,000 for the implementation and/or the enhancement of an already established project. […]
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 […]