Publication Date

March 31, 2015

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

On March 16-17, 2015, AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman and Programs Manager Emily Swafford participated in Humanities Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They joined educators and non-profit professionals from across the country to educate members of Congress about the value of humanities research, education, programming, and preservation.

They also received an update on opportunities and challenges facing federal funding for the humanities at the National Humanities Alliance annual meeting. The AHA is excited to be a sponsor of this event, organized by the NHA, as part of our advocacy efforts.

Twitter was especially active during the annual meeting, as attendees reported from conversations surrounding the state of the humanities in the U.S. Humanists from across the country listened in via the hash tag #NHA15. For those who were unable to attend or follow Twitter, we’ve compiled the highlights:

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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