One important aspect of Mass Humanities` mission is the history of our own state. Because of the Commonwealth`s decentralized record keeping, towns and historical societies have significant collections. Our Massachusetts History efforts have a threefold purpose:
Scholar in Residence and Research Inventory Grants
Held in early June each year, featuring panel discussions and workshops on topics of interest to people who work with small museums and other historical organizations. No organizational affiliation is required for attendance. Contact Patty Bruttomesso (firstname.lastname@example.org) (DETAILS)
Mass History Programming
Programming that addresses timely and relevant topics in Massachusetts History, usually in cooperation with museums or other historical organizations.
An (Un)Civil Action: A closer look at violence in Massachusetts history
To mark the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry Armory, “An (Un)Civil Action“ features screenings of excerpts of the documentary, John Brown's Holy War, at various sites in Massachusetts, paired with archival materials about violent action in Massachusetts history, and followed by discussion of the issue of civic violence – violent action between or against citizens and (government) institutions – and our civic responsibilities. (DETAILS)
Partnerships and Sponsorships
We sponsor programs that provide particularly useful services to the Massachusetts history community.
Mass Memories Road Show
An initiative of the Mass Studies Program at UMass Boston. Community-based photo-digitization events document the history of the people of Massachusetts. Each year, Mass Humanities sponsors a number of events. For details or to initiate a Road Show contact email@example.com (DETAILS)
Mass Humanities` 366-day "this day in Massachusetts history" almanac with links to the various places and archives in Massachusetts that relate to the topic of the day. Email, ideas, comments, and proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org (DETAILS)
Massachusetts History project grant information, Massachusetts History on the Web, cooperation and sponsorship, Mass Moments, Mass History Programming
SIR/RIG grant information, Massachusetts History Conference