Here’s a sampling of the programs available to bring to your community through our Humanities to Go speakers bureau:


Evolving English: From Beowulf & Chaucer to Texts & Tweets

Author Eric Liu explored "Citizen Power" in a public talk at the Currier Museum of Art in April in the William W. Treat Lecture presented by Constitutionally Speaking in partnership with the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education and New Hampshire Humanities. Liu’s enthusiastic audience included Justice David Souter (above right), who thanked Liu for his informative and uplifting talk.

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, in partnership with The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, presents "Sowing Seeds of Democracy: Integrating Civics In Elementary School and Beyond," featuring national experts and New Hampshire educators with practical and useful ideas for engaging our youngest citizens and integrating civics into the classroom.

With support from a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, The Fells Estate & Historic Gardens in Newbury presents a series about one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history, Abraham Lincoln.

Humanities to Go presenter Bob Cottrell brought along his beloved Chinook dog "Tug" when giving his talk, "Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog." Sadly, Tug passed away in April, but will be remembered by the thousands who enjoyed his antics at winter carnivals, Chinook events, and New Hampshire Humanities programs. Bob will continue to present "Harnessing History" in honor of Tug and all the great Chinooks of New Hampshire.

Read the Spring 2017 edition of HUMANITIES, the National Endowment for the Humanities’ magazine, for an interview with our executive director, Debbie Watrous. Read the full article HERE.

Photo by John Benford Photography





Supported by a New Hampshire Humanities grant, a collaboration between 13 historical societies, museums, and libraries will present "Over There, Over Here: WWI and Life in New Hampshire Communities," which includes more than 25 events taking place between May and November 2017.

Two-day teacher workshop:
June 29-30, 9am-3:30 pm daily, Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene

Many of the projects you read about in our monthly Calendar are projects funded through the New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grants program, which support your efforts to share knowledge and spark conversations about topics that interest your community.

HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts), a student-led philosophical initiative founded by students at Souhegan High School and guided by Chris Brooks, director of the Ethics Forum there, hosted its 8th student conference on March 16 at the University of New Hampshire for a day of challenging Socratic discussions led by their peers.