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.

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

Dear friends,

Recent news about the possible elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities has—on a positive note—reignited a national conversation about how a strong, vibrant democracy requires informed, engaged citizens. 

It’s no surprise that a young girl who fell in love with New Hampshire and its deep cultural history at an early age would grow up to become one of the most steadfast supporters of New Hampshire Humanities.

No mistake was made at the pivotal moment of the very first Academy Awards. In 1927, “Wings,” a silent movie set during the First World War, won Best Picture for its dramatic rendering of the American soldiers’ experience in what was then called “The Great War” (as nobody expected another).

Portsmouth, Milford, Canaan, and many other NH towns have been home to natives of Africa and African Americans for centuries, but their stories have often been left out of official histories.

What is the most practical subject to study for economic success? It may well be philosophy! On graduate school entrance exams, philosophy students outperform other humanities students, and even most STEM students, in combined verbal and quantitative scores. Philosophy students excel in high-tech professions.

Twenty-nine outstanding new programs are now available for booking at your library, town hall, church, or other organization. Here are a few of our newest Humanities to Go programs:


Was Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator” and “wise leader” as portrayed by his private secretaries and biographers John Milton Hay and John Nikolay?

What are the ethical responsibilities when one’s conscience conflicts with political/legal directives?