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Who We Are
Delaware Humanities is Delaware’s independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1973, Delaware Humanities provides educational and cultural opportunities to Delawareans through original programming and grants for non-profit organizations. Delaware Humanities helps Delawareans gain a deeper understanding of human identity, intellectual achievement, diverse cultures, and our shared heritage.
Our Role In Delaware
Delaware Humanities provides educational and arts outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.
Delaware Voice Column From DHC Chair Dr. Susan WestApril 17, 2017
Read Dr. West’s article asking Congress to support NEH funding in the new budget. Also included are links to additional support for NEH/NEA/CPB.
In Memoriam: Delaware Humanities Speaker Joel GlazierJuly 11, 2017
Delaware Humanities both mourns and celebrates the life of Delaware Humanities Council board member and Speaker’s Bureau lecturer Joel F. Glazier, who died in Wilmington on Friday, July 7.
How We MetAugust 3, 2017
Stella and Zehra, our teen interns for the summer, recount the story of how they met. Be sure to check back over the next six weeks for future installments.
Delaware Humanities Council posts filledAugust 8, 2017
The Delaware Humanities Council elected Board officials and approved three new members at the June board meeting. In early August, Governor John Carney re-appointed three board members as well.
HumaniTeens: Cultural vs. Genetic HeritageAugust 10, 2017
In this installment of HumaniTeens, Stella and Zehra relate taking ancestral DNA tests, their results, and what this meant to each of them.
HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers MarketAugust 18, 2017
Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.