Humanities Council Director Announces Retirement

Ken Sullivan, executive director of the West Virginia Humanities Council, announced his retirement at the organization’s summer board meeting on July 20 in Clarksburg. Sullivan has led the Humanities Council since February 1997.

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Humanities Council Fellowships

Since 1978, the Humanities Council has offered fellowships to encourage and support in-depth research and writing within a humanities discipline.

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2017 Activities Report

In the last year, the West Virginia Humanities Council awarded 48 grants and 9 fellowships, and supported more than 300 programs and events in 49 counties.

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Announcing Our 2017-2018 Folklife Master Artists & Apprentices

We proudly announce our first class of master artist and apprentice pairs in the West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. The program offers up to a $3,000 stipend to West Virginia master traditional artists or tradition bearers working with qualified apprentices on a year-long in-depth apprenticeship in their cultural expression or traditional art form.

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2018 McCreight Lecture in the Humanities

Jill Lepore, Harvard University Professor of American History and staff writer at The New Yorker, will present the McCreight Lecture in October.

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Recent donors

Our work in 2017 was made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts, and many other organizations and individuals.

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This Week in West Virginia History is an ongoing collaboration between e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia and West Virginia Public Radio. Tune in or visit wvpublic.org to hear This Week in West Virginia History.

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Please support the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, our headquarters. The property serves as an active programming venue, and is itself an important community landmark.

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The West Virginia Humanities Council serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. Formed in 1974 at the invitation of the National Endowment for the Humanities, it is the principal organization promoting the humanities in West Virginia.

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