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Schenectady Votes For Women Reading & Discussion Group


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votes for women2017 marks the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, and this fall, Humanities New York is exploring the subject with a reading and discussion group.

Union College Professor Andrea Foroughi will leads the group through six evenings of book discussion. The book selections include history, biography, and fiction, and provide a window into this chapter of American social progress and a springboard into ongoing discussions of women’s history. Continue reading

#NY4Suffrage Celebrates New York Suffrage Centennial


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suffrage photoHumanities New York has announced the launch of “#NY4Suffrage: Selfies, Stories & Suffragists Live” a campaign to connect New Yorkers to the diverse people, places, and ideas that started in their own backyards and sparked a national movement for women’s right to vote.

November 6, 2017 marks the centennial of women securing the right to vote in New York State.  To commemorate this transformative moment in American democracy Humanities New York is featuring the legacy of women’s suffrage in communities statewide with a social media campaign starting Centennial Weekend, July 29-30, 2017 through Election Day, November 7, 2017. Continue reading

Grant Opportunities Workshop Planned For Corning July 13th


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Grant WorkshopHumanities New York, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes are co-presenting a free workshop on July 13, 2017 featuring an information session, activity, and  time for networking and Q&A.

Each organization will give a brief overview of the funding opportunities that they administer and their application processes.

The second half of the workshop will be an interactive grant-writing seminar. The presenters will give tips on how to prepare a competitive application, and participants will work in groups to develop a proposal idea. Continue reading

Adirondack Grants Workshop in Lake Placid April 5th


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On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Humanities New York, the Adirondack Foundation, and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will co-present a free workshop featuring an information session, activity, and ample time for networking and Q&A.

Each organization will give a brief overview of the funding opportunities that they administer and their application processes. The second half of the workshop will be an interactive grant-writing seminar. Continue reading

A Schenectady World War I Reading and Discussion Group


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As the centennial of World War I begins, Schenectady County Historical Society and Humanities NY will host a World War I Reading and Discussion Group entitled “Our World Remade.” Texts will include historical accounts; novels; poetry; government documents; news accounts; journals and letters from soldiers, nurses, politicians, pacifists, and other eye-witnesses to the tragic and transformative events of The Great War. Continue reading

Council for the Humanities Rebrands as Humanities New York


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humanities-new-yorkTo celebrate their 40th anniversary, the New York Council for the Humanities is updating their brand, look, and name, and are now known as “Humanities New York.”

A new website contains links to programs, grants, and events – which have been changing to keep up with changing communities. The site also features some of the luminaries whose work they have supported through 40 years of leadership in the public humanities. Continue reading