National Humanities Alliance

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Executive Director

Stephen Kidd


Founded in 1981, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is an advocacy coalition dedicated to advancing humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs. NHA is supported by approximately 200 national, state, and local member organizations, including: scholarly and professional associations; higher education associations; organizations of museums, libraries, historical societies and state humanities councils; university-based and independent humanities research centers; and colleges and universities. It is the only organization that brings together the US humanities community as a whole.

What we do:

Cultivate support for humanities funding in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government;

Advocate for policies that advance humanities research, programming, preservation, and teaching;

Convene our members, government officials, and policy experts to develop policy initiatives; and

Promote engagement with and appreciation for the humanities among the general public.

Based in Washington, D.C., the Alliance is a 501(c)(4) non-profit association and is strictly nonpartisan. Membership in the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is open to 501(c)(3) organizations that are involved in the humanities.