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Soul of the City Narrates What’s Going On in Washington, D.C. with a recording of “What’s Going On-2014” and a Digital Humanities Project inspired by Marvin Gaye.


Soul of the City is a youth leadership development program of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., that uses the city of Washington and its unique neighborhoods and culture as a classroom. As a part of the city’s Summer Youth Employment program based at the Department of Human Services, sixteen young people developed a digital humanities project. This year marks what would have been the 75th Birthday of Washington, D.C. native Marvin Gaye. It was his life, music and politics

HATFestDC Recap: 1,400 Residents Celebrate Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival


HATFestDC Returns October 4, 2014   (Washington, DC) – The Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival took place August 2-3 at Gateway DC on St. Elizabeths East Campus. This creative display of Washington was co-planned by The Humanities Council of Washington, DC and THEARC. The Batala Drummers and Dancers opened the festival with a processional to the main stage, followed by performances from Cecily Bumbray, Aaron Abernathy, Wes Felton, Reesa Renee and Father’s Children on Saturday. Sunday was a gospel showcase

Deadline Extended: Who’s a Washingtonian? Grant Proposals Due September 5th


Who’s a Washingtonian? Grants are designed for programs that bring two different demographics of Washingtonians together on a humanities related project. The Humanities Council will award eight $5,000 Who’s a Washingtonian? grant awards this fall Grant Deadlines Final Application due September 5th Board Review October 4th Notification to Applicants October 9th Grant Cycle is from November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015 Grant Application and Grant Workshop Webinar Access Grant application portal can be accessed at Grant Workshop Webinar can be

RSVP for House History Day 2014 August 23rd!


This year’s DC Community Heritage Project House History Workshop will guide community historians, of any skill or knowledge level, through the DC Public Library Washingtonian Division’s collection. Participants will learn how to research the history of their own home or any other historical property through sessions on: DC Maps - Led by historian and editor of the H-DC listserv Matthew Gilmore Historic Building Permit Database - Led by historian, author, and tour leader, Brian Kraft. Photo Archives - Led by Photo Librarian at the DCPL