Author Archives: Agatha Tomasik

What are the humanities and why is HumanitiesDC important?

Humanities Lens

What are the humanities? According to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (as amended), the term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, “the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the

Grants Available for Good Stories & Ideas!

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HumanitiesDC functions as a “quiet catalyst,” spearheading bold new ventures and then putting them in the hands of capable stewards – supporting small, community-based projects that capture the stories and ideas that make Washington, DC a unique and special city. Currently, we have three grants applications live. Check out our events calendar for upcoming webinars and in-person workshops! The DC Community Heritage Project Grant In partnership with the Historic Preservation Office, the DC Community Heritage Project Grant Program will support

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