• 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.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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How to Save the NEH

Trump’s first budget proposal seeks to eliminate many important agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities. Here is what you can do to protect our cultural funding.


Leading the Way

We at Mass Humanities are proud to announce that the Massachusetts Cultural Council has chosen to recognize our Executive Director David Tebaldi with a 2017 Commonwealth Award for Leadership.

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Going Public

Our Community College Public Humanities Center initiative promises to transform the cultural and civic landscape of Massachusetts. Work is underway on three sites across the state.

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Sharing Our Stories; Sharing Our Lives

Students engage in self-discovery through the power of memoir.  The 75 students who participated in the Literacy Project’s memoir-writing workshop learned from some of the best writers in the genre. When Mass Humanities funded the project, the list of impressive literary figures on the syllabus included Jamaica Kincaid and Augusten Burroughs, among others.

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3/1/17 4/30/17
Who am I? Where am I? These are the fundamental questions proposed by the humanities. Inquiries related to local history, literature, and education, i...  Learn More
3/29/17 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Paul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty in 2009. He grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black...  Learn More

Jordan Marsh Announces New Store

On this day in 1947, Jordan, Marsh and Company announced that it was going to build "the greatest department store in the world" in downtown Boston. Almost a hundred years earlier, in 1851, ...
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