• Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Literature & Medicine program.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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Let’s Talk New Grants

Our six new discussion grants provide for conversations of every size, shape, and subject. Whether you’re discussing morality with kids, reading Civil Rights texts, or hosting a panel of history experts, we have funding available.

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Summer Reading

Here are the titles our board and staff are tackling from our backyards and beach blankets this summer. Happy reading!

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Common Good Reads

We have a new grant for discussion programs which utilize Pulitzer Prize-winning literature and journalism in public libraries, Adult Basic Education programs or other community settings.

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Featured Grant: Henry V Conversations: What is a Just War?

Performing Shakespeare in the era of the War on Terror. The Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents the Bard as a playwright urgently relevant to our own times, whose work enables us to differently conceive of our most daunting questions. Their moving productions delved into the psychology of villains, the intricacies of race, and in this Henry V production, the questions inherent to the just war doctrine.

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More events...
9/8/16 1:00 PM3:00 PM
This year Mass Humanities will award $400,000 in grants. Come learn more about our grant program and meet with our staff. Mass Humanities funds publi...  Learn More
9/10/16 9:30 AM5:00 PM
The Earthcare festival is a two-day celebration and symposium on the human place in Nature in the era of climate change, held at the boyhood home of f...  Learn More

Harvard Awards Bowditch Honorary Degree

On this day in 1802, Harvard College awarded Nathaniel Bowditch an honorary Master's Degree. The Salem-born astronomer, mathematician, and navigator was almost entirely self-educated. His formal schoo...
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