• Improving Civic Life: Our grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities disciplines.

  • The Clemente Course: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are given tuition-free, college level instruction for college credit. They study literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, and writing.

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Work With Us

Are you curious, self-motivated, and independent? Do you care about the impact of the humanities on civic life? Consider joining our Northampton office as a full time Program Officer.

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Attend Events Near You

Want to see what humanities events are going on in your neighborhood? Search our online calendar for wonderful exhibits, talks, walking tours, performances, festivals, and much more.

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Find a Grant

We will award $350,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Our next LOI form deadline is September 21st.

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Featured Grant: 1763 Peace of Paris Project

The events of 1763 resulted in colonial laws that gave American revolutionaries a rallying cry.  This year marks the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, but to understand it and the many revolutionary events that followed, one must know the events of 1763. The Old State House Museum commemorated the significant historical events of 1763 with an exhibit that connected the dots between that year and the American Revolution.

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EVENTS

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9/8/15 7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome ILAN STAVANS, general editor of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, for a discussion of his late...  Learn More
9/9/15 7:30 PM
The third woman and first Hispanic justice appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Justice ...  Learn More

Watertown-built Car Climbs Mt. Washington

On this day in 1899, Newton inventor F.O. Stanley took his wife Flora for a drive — into the record books. Leaving home in a steam-powered Locomobile, built in the Stanley brothers' Watertown sho...
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