New Hampshire Humanities is thrilled to welcome Jane Berlin Pauley to our staff in the position of Director of Development.

Jane brings a wealth of experience to her new post. She previously served as the Holderness Fund Manager at Holderness School. Prior to that she was Annual Fund Manager at Concord Hospital Trust, and served as District Director for US Representative Paul Hodes during his two terms in Congress.

New Hampshire Humanities has received a $30,000 grant from the Pulitzer Foundation for a project that will explore the editorial cartoon with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Signe Wilkinson and Joel Pett, and humanities scholars Jytte Klausen and Victor Navasky. Both have written extensively on the subject of artistic freedom, First Amendment rights, and censorship.

New Hampshire's own Ken Burns has been chosen by the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.

New Hampshire Humanities is the recipient of a $350,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant, which must be matched by $1,050,000 in non-federal contributions, will support the long-range development of New Hampshire Humanities’ popular speakers bureau, Humanities to Go.

Forty adventurers and lovers of the humanities recently gathered at the Ravine Lodge at the base of Mount Moosilauke for a guided hike along a popular 7 mile loop – up the Gorge Brook Trail and down Carriage and Snapper trails.

Children’s literature is full of heroes. And for good reason: young children live in the imaginative world of who they will become, taking example from the strongest model at hand. But what role does the hero play for adult learners, especially those who are challenged by immigration, poverty or incarceration? Do the heroic subjects of children’s literature convey meaningful messages for these readers, as well?