Current News Items

Following is a listing of current and recent DHF news items. Access details of any item by clicking on the link provided.

  • All DHF newsletters are now permanently archived. Catch up on what we have been doing by clicking here.


Click here to see our complete Calendar. Following is a date-order listing of current and upcoming DHF dates, including DHF events and deadlines. Access details of any item by clicking on the title link.

Archived News Items

    • On February 2, 2012, author Stephanie Coontz, presented a program entitled Mad Men, Working Girls, and Desperate Housewives at The University and Whist Club. Her newest book, A Strange Stirring, was available for purchase and Stephanie  graciously signed this and other books.
    • Our 2011 Annual Lecture was held on Thursday, October 6, 2011.
    • We held a wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Deerfield Fine Wines and Tastings. Thank you to everyone who came out to support DHF’s efforts to provide humanities programming to all Delawareans!
    • DHF’s Hard at Work Book Discussion Series came to Wilmington, with discussions on February 27, March 20 and April 10, 2011 at Union City Grille.
    • National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach came to Delaware on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 to deliver a lecture on Civility in America.
    • 2009 Annual Lecture with Dr. Carole Marks, author of Moses, the Monster and Miss Anne – final anniversary event
    • Anniversary celebration capped off by two-day symposium, inspired by “Places,” on September 18-19, 2009 in Sussex County
    • Interpreting Dreams, our summer books and authors series
    • Two day symposium in Kent County – Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2009
    • Grant writing workshop, April 17, 2009
    • Humanities Salon, Stanton, Delaware, December 6, 2008
    • Smithsonian’s Between Fences toured Delaware
    • 35th Anniversary – Celebration Dinner and Picturing Delaware Symposium
    • DHF Chairman Kim Burdick receives Ordre des Palmes academiques honor from French government
    • Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, presents lecture in Dover
    • DHF-sponsored film, A Dream Deferred, recounts Wilmington’s response to King assassination
    • 2007 Literature and Medicine Reading and Discussion Groups
    • DHF Launches Literature and Medicine Program in 2007
    • Revolutionary Weekend, September / October 2006