to build understnading through public humanities
About Michigan Humanities
The study of the humanities offers a deeper understanding of ourselves and others by confronting us with the questions, values and meanings of the human experience. From an academic perspective, that includes the study of ethics, history, literature, philosophy, art history and criticism, film studies, linguistics, jurisprudence, languages, comparative religion and the history of science.
As one of 56 state (and territories) humanities councils in the country, Michigan Humanities was founded in 1974 as a result of federal legislation. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Michigan Humanities also actively seeks grants, sponsorships and individual donations to further support cultural programming for Michigan communities.
To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.
For all people of Michigan to experience and understand the importance of humanities to enrich lives.
Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
Discovery and Understanding