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Climate change and the humanities
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Join us at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute (our presenting partner) on October 28th, when we will explore the interrelation of climate change, science, democracy and the humanities with panelists Gina McCarthy (EPA Administrator under President Barack Obama), Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT), and Rev. Mariamma White-Hammond (AME Church in Jamaica Plain), and moderator Steve Curwood (NPR’s Living on Earth).

2018 Governor's Awards in the Humanities
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Ellen S. Dunlap, David J. Harris, Nancy Netzer, and David Tebaldi will receive the 2018 Governor's Awards in the Humanities at our annual benefit dinner following the fall forum. Called Opening Doors, Opening Minds, we'll be celebrating the many ways they have improved civic life by increasing access to the humanities in the Commonwealth. Join us!

Grant deadline approaching!
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If you work for a nonprofit or government organization that serves Massachusetts residents and have a great idea for using history, literature, or other humanities resources to augment a public program, take advantage of our grants! We support projects that use the humanities to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts. The LOI form for our Project Grants is due September 17th.

Grantee stories & more
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Everyday Boston
This fall, with funding from Mass Humanities, Everyday Boston and ENGAGE are offering $500 stipends for young Bostonians to explore the history of the city's streets. To apply email

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new grantees
New grant recipients!
A reading and discussion series on literature and the experience of war for veterans, a pair of events on the women transcendentalists of Brook Farm, and the history of immigration in Lowell are just a few of our latest grants.

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Boston Receives First Transcontinental TV Broadcast
On this day in 1951, anyone in Boston with access to a television set could be part of history--a program was transmitted live from coast-to-coast for the first time ever.

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Dawnland teacher's guide
Interested in teaching about the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans in the US? Grantee Dawnland has just released its first teacher's guide!

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Upcoming events
Grassroots Movements
Panel discussion around movements that led to education reform in Worcester, part of the "Resistance & Movements: Puerto Ricans in Worcester from the 60's to Today" series.  More Info
Visioning Anna Douglass
Author Nzadi Keita will read from a book of persona poems that give voice to Anna Douglass's life. More Info
Panel discussion at The Mount examining the importance of representation in education and media. More Info


Mass Humanities supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts.
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