Panel: "Creativity in the Age of ChatGPT"

Join us for a free panel discussion Tuesday, October 3, 6:00-7:30 pm at Princeton Public Library

Rishi Jaitly, Princeton University alumnus and former Trustee, former executive at Twitter, Google, and YouTube, and current Distinguished Fellow at Virginia Tech’s Center for Humanities, will serve as moderator. The panel features eminent and diverse voices from the worlds of art, tech, and higher education, including:

  • Min Li Chan, Essayist, Technologist, Alphabet/Google alum
  • Edward Jones-Imhotep, Director, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
  • Helena Sarin, Engineering Artist

Our Mission

We explore, cultivate, and champion the public humanities in order to strengthen New Jersey’s diverse community.

Our Work

Humanities Lab

Launching in spring 2023, this pilot program will help organizations learn about, experiment, and get started with with new program ideas.

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Sponsorships support events, programs, and opportunities that help institutions serving the people of New Jersey explore the public humanities in our lives.

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Our programs, grants, resources, and convenings foster appreciation for the public humanities in every district in the state.

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Featured Event

Open Book, Open Mind event with Colson Whitehead

Open Book / Open Mind: Colson Whitehead, Crook Manifesto

First Congregational Church of Montclair – Sanctuary
September 23, 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 23, 4 p.m. Colson Whitehead, “Crook Manifesto.” In conversation with Kate Tuttle of People magazine. Co-sponsored by Suceed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival at The First Congregational Church of Montclair.


NJCH and the Center for Cooperative Media Launch New “South Jersey Community Reporters” Initiative

Selected participants will receive funding and mentorship to strengthen local news and community resilience in Black communities across South Jersey The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) and the […]

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Resource Roundup August 2023

The Resource Roundup is a monthly email newsletter for the NJ Humanities community with helpful information, including notifications of funding, professional development events, meetings, and conferences from both NJCH and […]

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Leaders from Tech, Higher Education, and Art Talk Creativity in the Age of ChatGPT October 3

Free panel discussion Tuesday, October 3, 6:00-7:30 pm at Princeton Public Library On October 3, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and Princeton Public Library […]

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July Community History Update: Beyond the Program 

The Community History Program is often just the launching point for organizations that want to do community-based history work. Many organizations receive funding to continue their work after the program’s end, expanding the scope, detail, or impact of their original work.

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NJCH Announces Commissions for “Visualizing Democracy: Contemporary Conversations”

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities has announced two project commissions within its Visualizing Democracy: Contemporary Conversations initiative. Each commission is for $5,000. The commissions follow a request for proposals […]


Through a competitive application process, we award Incubation Grants and Action Grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 to further the impact of the public humanities in New Jersey. Our COVID-19 grantmaking in 2020 and 2021 also helped pandemic-affected organizations recover and reimagine their work at a critical moment.


NJCH recently announced $272,408 in grant funding to 22 organizations across the state for Spring 2023, with a focus on amplifying under-told stories.

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NJCH recently announced $402,514 in grant funding to 33 organizations across the state for Spring 2022, capping off a banner grant cycle which saw the largest-ever response to an NJCH call for applications.

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Grantee Spotlight

Lawnside Historical Society

Lawnside, NJ

The Lawnside Historical Society’s 2022 Underground Railroad Youth Day Camp was a first-of-its-kind experience for both the dozen-plus children who attended and the state of New Jersey, teaching the often untold history of the Underground Railroad.

Whitesbog Preservation Trust

Browns Mills, NJ

"This decades-long, award-winning project has been especially important in the past year as we collected critical video histories from community members to share as videos and in interpretation, tours and exhibits in the village."

Sponsors & Partners

Mellon Foundation
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Dodge Foundation
NJ Historical Commission
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