• 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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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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Let’s Talk Equality

What do we owe each other? We urgently need to discuss what our social contract means today. Join us for several discussions around the state this fall.

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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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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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10/23/14 7:00 PM10:00 PM
Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contra...  Learn More
10/25/14 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

First Missionaries Leave for Hawaii

On this day in 1819, a crowd gathered on a Boston wharf to bid farewell to the first Protestant missionaries bound for Hawaii. Among them were seven Massachusetts couples, four of them recently marrie...
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