New August issue of The Broad Side

Technology and AI in the Humanities and much more

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2022-2023 West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Participants

Seven apprenticeship pairs from across the Mountain State have been studying and practicing traditions including soul food cooking, fiddle repair, and mushroom foraging.

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To continue our mission of promoting a vigorous program in the humanities statewide during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Humanities Council developed original online programming.

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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.


Cory Doctorow: McCreight Lecture in the Humanities, October 19, University of Charleston

2022 Activities Report

In 2022, the West Virginia Humanities Council delivered grants and programs directly to 41 counties and digital programming in all 55 counties.

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West Virginia Folklife Collection receives award from American Folklore Society

WV Folklife Collection at WVU Libraries receives the society’s Brenda McCallum Prize

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West Virginia National Cemeteries Project

A new initiative honoring the service of men and women interred in Grafton and Pruntytown

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CARES grants helped ensure staff retention and program delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exploring the imaginary landscape of West Virginia through the lens of genre fiction and folklore

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Visit to hear This Week in West Virginia History, a collaboration between e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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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