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Examining the Impact of Public Humanities Organizations, a 50th Anniversary Event
May 18 @ 10:00 am
Join us for an interactive conversation about how public humanities have affected New Jerseyans over the past fifty years.
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities has been helping grantees and program partners harness the power of the public humanities for fifty years. Over the past five decades, NJCH:
- Administered millions of dollars in grant funding as the nonprofit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Helped hundreds of New Jersey communities bring meaningful projects to their audiences, fostering an informed and empathetic citizenry.
- Ensured access to interesting and thought-provoking discussions and presentations for tens of millions of New Jerseyans.
Join us for a dialogue about the history of the Council and how its present and future work will continue to shape our state featuring five organizations who represent the breadth and depth of NJCH’s grantees. Later in the program, NJCH will introduce the new Stanley N. Katz Prize for Excellence in Public Humanities, which will be awarded for the first time this year in honor of our 50th anniversary.
This program will be hosted by Alexis J. Pedrick, Director of Public Engagement at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia and current chair of NJCH’s Grants Committee. Alexis’s work focuses on making the history of science engaging and exciting for public audiences. She has a master of arts in humanities from Arcadia University, focusing on history, philosophy, and religion. She is known around Philadelphia for her lively talks and tours and also serves as co-host of the Science History Institute’s podcast, Distillations.