Rhode Island Council for the Humanities hosts its annual Celebration of the Humanities each fall to celebrates the people and projects that make Rhode Island a vital place to live and recognizes the work of extraordinary members of Rhode Island’s public humanities community. Proceeds from the event support culture, history, education, and civic engagement in our state.
Call for Nominations:
Nominate Rhode Island leaders who have put the humanities into action to inspire us all! The Council is now accepting nominations for the following awards:
TOM ROBERTS PRIZE FOR CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN THE HUMANITIES
Recognizes an individual or organization whose work blends the wisdom and methods of the humanities in inventive, original, and imaginative ways with topics, disciplines, and formats not ordinarily associated with traditional humanities education.
INNOVATION IN THE HUMANITIES AWARD
Recognizes the innovative implementation of the humanities within an organization or a collaborative partnership between organizations to achieve a shared vision.
PUBLIC HUMANITIES SCHOLAR AWARD
Recognizes outstanding public humanities work in teaching and scholarship that advances the civic and cultural life of Rhode Island.
Nominations must be submitted via this form by Monday, May 10th at 5:00pm EST.
Awards will be presented at the Council’s Celebration of the Humanities event in fall 2021. The date and location are still being determined.
See below for a list of past recipients. Click here to submit your nomination.
Please contact Rachael Jeffers with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-273-2250.
Note: The Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities is nominated and selected by the Council’s board of directors. This award will also be presented at the Celebration of the Humanities event.
Sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 Celebration of the Humanities coming soon.
Watch the first ever virtual Celebration which took place Thursday, October 15, 2020. This year’s program has reached over 650 people and counting, celebrating this year’s honorees and offering opportunities to explore fascinating humanities projects that address societal problems and progress.
(A note to viewers: skip to minute mark 22:21 to get straight to the Celebration program.)
Thanks to our generous 2020 Celebration sponsors!