• 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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Reading Adventures

FAIR, a family reading program, brings children and their caregivers together to enjoy entertaining presentations of picture books and share their responses.

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Milestones at 40

Celebrate four decades of inspiration and public engagement with the humanities. View our slideshow of Mass Humanities milestones.

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Find Events Near You

Want to see what humanities events are going on in your neighborhood? Search our online calendar for wonderful exhibits, talks, performances, etc.

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Featured Grant: Nobody’s Girl

A high-heeled Cadillac driver does battle with a sexist film company in the Academy of Music’s original production this month. The off-kilter world of 1940’s Northampton is the scene for Nobody’s Girl, a screwball comedy ripped right from the headlines of seven decades past. When a dusty box of notes was found in the Northampton Academy of Music, a long-forgotten scandal was unearthed that inspired the Academy’s executive director Debra J’Anthony to have the story adapted for the stage. The documents concerned a one-time employee of the Academy, Mildred E. Walker, whose sudden promotion caused much consternation in the quiet western Massachusetts town.

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EVENTS

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11/1/14 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
11/1/14 11:00 AM12:30 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
Thursday, October 30th

Essays Old and New

Underwater Explorer Proves Wreck is Whydah

On this day in 1985, treasure hunter Barry Clifford finally had proof that the wreck he was salvaging off Cape Cod was indeed the pirate ship Whydah. Lost in a violent storm off Wellfleet in ...
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