On Tuesday, the White House released its budget request for 2018. And as expected, it calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and other vital cultural programs. The administration is requesting $42 million for the NEH: an amount that represents the expenses required to shut down the agency and to honor preexisting […]
May 19, 2017 – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities will honor Judge Judith C. Savage, Len Cabral, the Little Compton Historical Society, and Valerie Tutson at the 2017 Celebration of the Humanities. Judge Judith C. Savage, former RI Superior Court Judge and Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Roger Williams University School of Law, will […]
May 15, 2017 – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes nine new members to its Board of Directors including Christina Bevilacqua, C. Alexander Chiulli, Esq., Elaine B. Fain, MD, Michael R. Fein, PhD, Jessica Kowal, Kenneth C. Newman, Julie Nora, PhD, Jonathan Stevens, and David Syroney, Esq., CTFA. The new members bring expertise […]
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is looking for a part-time Administrative Coordinator to join our team in early July 2017!
$146,132 IN GRANTS AWARDED TO 16 HUMANITIES INITIATIVES Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and grantees gathered Thursday to celebrate the role of humanities in civic life PROVIDENCE, RI — Thirty representatives from civic and cultural organizations around Rhode Island gathered at the Tiverton Public Library Thursday as the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities […]
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – On a beautiful spring afternoon, hundreds of Rhode Islanders poured into McVinney Auditorium in Providence for the 15th annual Reading Across Rhode Island program with Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Honorary Co-Chair Judge Judith Colenback Savage opened the event commenting that this […]
Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Rhode Island has a long history of leading the way when it comes to taking a stand for the value of the arts and humanities in the civic life of our nation. Last week this tradition continued under the leadership of Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) who brought forward a Special Order […]
Submit your nominations to honor the work of extraordinary members of the public humanities community! The Council invites YOU to submit nominations for the 2017 Celebration of the Humanities awards, to be presented in October 2017. The 2017 Celebration will focus on how the humanities bring us together through stories that make connections not widen differences, […]
Reading Across Rhode Island, now in its 15th year, is an engaging, state-wide community read program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. On April 8, 2017 Bryan Stevenson, author of the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island selection Just Mercy, will give a keynote lecture about the value of proximity […]
In the final installment of the Pulitzer in RI series, Pulitzer-Prize winning science journalist and professor Dan Fagin joined us for a taping of “Story in the Public Square.” He and co-hosts Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, and G. Wayne Miller, reporter at the Providence Journal, discussed the role of journalism in the 21st century and the need to develop stories that engage with audiences–readers, listeners, tweeters–as citizens.
“Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11:00 am and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 pm. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET and Sundays at 1:30 am and 12:30 pm ET on SiriusXM’s popular “POTUS: Politics of the United States” show on Channel 124.