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News

Read our latest announcements and take a deeper dive into topics that bring together experiences and reflections from across the state.

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Programs

We make connections happen! Explore our unique programs that spotlight contemporary issues and extraordinary individuals who contribute to the rich fabric of Wisconsin.

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Grants

We offer grant opportunities throughout the year to support locally-initiated public humanities programs that promote reflection, dialogue, and civic participation. Learn about projects we’ve funded and how to apply.

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Podcast

Human Powered is a podcast series produced by Wisconsin Humanities. Each episode tells the story of a community where imagination and relationships have changed the landscape.

Happenings

Talking Spirits Virtual Cemetery Tours

Enjoy theatrical vignettes performed in the beautiful cemetery. Learn about Wisconsinites of the past and hear stories from the 1918 Pandemic. Take the virtual tour anytime until December 31, 2020.

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Major Grant Applications Due Dec. 15

All applications must be submitted electronically through our online portal. Whether you are writing your first grant application or you are an experienced grant writer, we've outlined four steps to get you started.

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Small-group conversations about immigration

Wisconsin Humanities and Local Voices Network (LVN) is hosting virtual conversations about what immigration means to each of us, and to our communities. Anyone can help to organize a conversation.

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Humanities During the Pandemic

Public libraries offer so many opportunities for people to engage with history, culture, and ideas—on bookshelves, in community spaces, and even at home.

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