• through our eyes

    Democracy demands wisdom. Join the Mass Humanities Giving Circle and help everyone in Massachusetts draw on the hope and wisdom the humanities can provide.

  • sojourner truth

    The Vote: To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Mass Humanities is prioritizing funding public programs that use the humanities to explore voting rights in America.

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Benefit dinner

The Governor's Awards in the Humanities will be conferred upon Danielle Allen, Lee Blake, Nancy Donahue and Jeffrey Musman at our benefit dinner on 10/27.

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New grants

We just awarded $57,000 in grants to support 19 humanities projects across the Commonwealth, from discussions of Paul Cuffe's history and legacy to bachata music in Worcester. Take a look!

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Fall Forum

Two of the nation’s leading scholars join together for their first onstage conversation. Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore will explore the role of historians in society, and the importance of history in a democracy.

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Featured Grant: For the Record

The Mass Humanities-supported exhibit “For the Record: LGBTQ+ Worcester” brings together the scattered documentation of Worcester County’s LGBTQ+ experience. Runs through October 12.

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More events...
8/27/19 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome award-winning journalist and academic DUNCAN WHITE--Assistant Director of Studies in History & Literatu...  Learn More
8/28/19 2:00 PM4:30 PM
How are students raising questions and demanding action around identity and collective memory? Don't miss two documentary short films that highlight t...  Learn More

Massachusetts Executes Sacco and Vanzetti

On this day in 1927, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were put to death in the state prison in Charlestown. A jury convicted them of murder and robbery in 1921, but a long struggle was......
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