• New Grants: We just supported 12 projects around the state that are using the humanities to deepen public understanding and strengthen democracy.

  • Students study literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, and writing through our tuition-free, college level instruction in the Clemente Course offered across the state.

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Read with us

We're coordinating public readings of Frederick Douglass’s famous Fourth of July address with communities around the state. Take part by planning your own event, or by attending our reading on July 2 on Boston Common.

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New grants

We just awarded $145k in grants. Take a look at 12 projects that are using the humanities to deepen public understanding and strengthen democracy in MA.

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Find a grant

The next LOI form deadline for Local History Grants and Discussion Grants is June 17.  Take a look at each type of grant and see if it's right for you.

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Featured Grant: Neighborhood Voices

In 2018 Mass Humanities supported the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a Roxbury/Dorchester nonprofit organization, for a project engaging young adults in the creation of oral histories of families living in the neighborhood.

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More events...
4/23/19 4/24/19
Join us for part of the Cross-Cultural Perceptions vs. Reality project, engaging the student body and general public in actual conversations with peop...  Learn More
4/23/19 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome activist and Marine Corps veteran Anuradha Bhagwati for a discussion of her debut book, "Unbecoming: A ...  Learn More
Sunday, April 21st

Benét and Time Well Spent

Rosie Ruiz Steals Boston Marathon

On this day in 1980 Rosie Ruiz tried to steal the Boston Marathon. Crowned the women's champion when she crossed the finish line, Ruiz looked surprisingly well-rested for someone who had just run 26.2...
Read more at MassMoments.org