• 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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More events...
10/20/14 4:00 PM
A public seminar led by Timothy Patrick McCarthy, with Jim Hubbard, co-founder, ACT-UP Oral History Project, and Gregory Eow, Charles Warren Bibliogra...  Learn More
10/20/14 7:00 PM
Timothy Patrick McCarthy in conversation with Jim Hubbard, Director, United in Anger; Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the H...  Learn More

Lydia Maria Child Dies

On this day in 1880, Lydia Maria Child, whom abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison called "the first woman in the Republic," was buried in Wayland. A successful novelist and magazine editor an...
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