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Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day

The 2014 Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day will take place March 10-11 in Washington, DC.  Click here for registration and hotel information.

Held in Washington, D.C. each spring, Humanities Advocacy Day was established by the National Humanities Alliance in 2000 to increase public support for the humanities.  As part of this event, participants receive detailed issues briefs and background material on the current status of federal humanities funding in preparation for Congressional Hill visits coordinated by the NHA staff.  Each year, advocates travel to Capitol Hill as part of state delegations to urge Congress to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and other key humanities programs.  New and returning advocates also have the opportunity to take part in focused advocacy training sessions as part of pre-meeting activities.  Timed to coincide with the Congressional appropriations process, the event provides a unique opportunity for more than 100 individuals representing a diverse range of organizations and institutions from across the country to speak with a unified voice to Congress and other key stakeholders.  Over the last twelve years, the Alliance has helped train, inform, and engage nearly one thousand individuals through this event, including many first-time advocates to Capitol Hill.  
The first Annual Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance was convened by the organization's founders in 1981. Since 2007, the NHA Annual Meeting has been timed to coincide with the Alliance's Humanities Advocacy Day  in order to broaden opportunities for NHA member participation and networking for both events.  Now held each spring in Washington, DC, the NHA Annual Meeting serves as a unique opportunity for NHA members and other leaders from around the country to connect, assess the state of the humanities, discuss current policy issues, and explore various strategies to promote the humanities.  The event includes a business meeting (for NHA member representatives), panel presentations, a keynote address, policy briefings, and a Capitol Hill reception.  Participants and speakers regularly include: scholarly society representatives, higher education leaders, college and university faculty, teachers, students, independent scholars, state humanities council representatives, federal agency officials and program staff, Members of Congress and their staff; and others concerned with the humanities.  Note: Prior to 2007 the NHA Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies.  

Previous Events

2013 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day • March 17-19
  Washington, DC • Event Details
   
2012 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day • March 19-20
  Washington, DC • Event Details
   
2011 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day • March 7-8
  Washington, DC • Event Details
   
2010 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day • March 8-9 
  Washington, DC • Event Details
   
2009 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day • March 10-11 
  Washington, DC • Event Details
   
2008 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day • March 3-4
  Washington, DC • Event Details
   
2007 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day • March 26-27
  Washington, DC • Event Details
   
2006 Humanities Advocacy Day • March 1-2
  Washington, DC 
   
  Annual Meeting • May 13
  Philadelphia, PA
   
2005 Humanities Advocacy Day • April 6-7
  Washington, DC
   
  Annual Meeting • May 7
  Washington, DC
   
2004  Humanities Advocacy Day • March 15-16
   Washington, DC
   
  Annual Meeting • May 6-7
  Washington, DC
   
2003 Humanities Advocacy Day • February 24-25
  Washington, DC 
   
  Annual Meeting • May 8-9
  Philadelphia, PA
   
2002 Humanities Advocacy Day • March 21-22
  Washington, DC
   
  Annual Meeting • May 2-3
  Philadelphia, PA
   
2001 Humanities Advocacy Day • March 26-27
  Washington, DC
   
  Annual Meeting • May 3
  Philadelphia, PA
   
2000 Humanities Advocacy Day • March 27-28
  Washington, DC
   
  Annual Meeting • May 4
  Washington, DC
   
1999 Annual Meeting • April 30
  Philadelphia, PA
   
1998 Annual Meeting • April 30
  Philadelphia, PA
   
1997 Annual Meeting • May 2
  Philadelphia, PA
   
1996 Annual Meeting • April 26
  Washington, DC
   
1995 Annual Meeting • April 28
  New York, NY
   
1994 Annual Meeting • April 27
  Philadelphia, PA
   
1993 Annual Meeting • April 21
  Williamsburg, VA
   
1992 Annual Meeting • April 29
  Chicago, IL
   
1991 Annual Meeting • April 24
  Arlington, VA
   
1990 Annual Meeting • April 25
  New York, NY
   
1989 Annual Meeting •April 5
  Arlington, VA
   
1988 Annual Meeting • April 13
  New York, NY
   
1987 Annual Meeting • April 22
  Washington, DC
   
1986 Annual Meeting • April 9
  New York , NY
   
1985 Annual Meeting • April 17
  New York, NY
   
1984 Annual Meeting • April 11
  New York, NY
   
1982 Annual Meeting • December 13
  New York, NY
   
1981 Annual Meeting • March
  Washington, DC