• Annual Symposium: We bring together outstanding journalists, scholars, and public officials each fall for a series of public conversations examining fundamental aspects of our democratic culture.

  • 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.

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Find a Grant

We want your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! We will award $350,000 this year in grants—inquire by 3/20 about one for your work.

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Celebrating 40 Years

We marked our 40th anniversary with a forum and gala at the Kennedy Library and conferred the first Governor's Awards in the Humanities.

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Experience of War

Mass Humanities seeks to expand its reading and discussion program in two VA Medical Centers or veterans/ military service organizations in MA.

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Featured Grant: The Harriet Jacobs Project

Black women’s stories continue to inspire us, challenge norms, and reflect on our humanity. Many black women writers deftly challenge accepted notions of humanity, race, gender, and sexuality, and the autobiography of Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is among the foremost in this category.  Mass Humanities recognized the contemporary relevance of Jacobs’ story when approached by Underground Railway Theater to fund contextualizing events related to their 2009 performance of a stage adaptation of the historical account.

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EVENTS

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3/7/15 10:00 AM11:30 AM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, ...  Learn More
3/7/15 10:30 AM12:00 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, ...  Learn More

Clarence Birdseye Tests Frozen Food

On this day in 1930, shoppers in Springfield became the first Americans to find frozen food in their grocery stores. A test marketing program was designed to see if people would buy frozen food. And b...
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