PUBLIC HUMANITIES IN THE GARDEN STATE

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF CONNECTIONS

In 2022, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities will celebrate its 50th anniversary. You’re invited to join us as we reflect on the work of the Council throughout the past five decades. Our anniversary campaign will provide opportunities to reflect on and celebrate the history of the Council to better inform how to harness the power of the public humanities to strengthen our present and future society.

FIVE DECADES OF IMPACT

Founded originally as the New Jersey Committee for the Humanities in 1972, the work of NJCH has reached millions of citizens in the Garden State. In addition to the impact of the thousands of public humanities programming that have been hosted around the state over the past five decades, NJCH has a long history of providing grant funding and program support and resources for organizations committed to lifelong learning and civic engagement.

STANLEY N. KATZ PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE PUBLIC HUMANITIES

Founded in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Council, the Stanley N. Katz Prize will be awarded annually beginning in 2022. The award will recognize an organization whose work has had a significant impact on their community, has successfully incorporated humanistic scholarship and methods, and has demonstrated innovative approaches to a topic or question of importance to New Jersey communities.

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