2017 National Humanities Conference

November 02, 2017 at 8am - November 05, 2017

The 2017 National Humanities Conference, co-hosted with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, is the second in a series of three joint national meetings that will bring the humanities community together as whole to consider how, by leveraging our strengths, we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.  


Panel Overview

This plenary panel will explore the role of the humanities in addressing three contemporary challenges: gene editing, climate change, and migrant/refugee crises. Each of the panelists is actively engaged in work to address one of these challenges and will reflect on the crucial role the humanities plays in their efforts. In addition, the panel as a whole will work towards developing broader claims about the importance of the humanities to addressing these social, cultural, and scientific challenges.


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Event Details


Registration is now open!

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Conference Hotel - room block full
Hyatt Regency Boston


1 Ave de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111


Overflow Hotel 
The Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel


90 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02108 

Reserve Today!

The Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel is located just 0.4 miles from the conference hotel and rooms currently available at the group rate of $319 + 14.45% tax or a single/double room. The group rate is available until October 13th or until the room block sells out.

Please contact Ashley Cherry at acherry@statehumanities.org to be placed on the waitlist for the Hyatt Regency Boston or to cancel your room before October 25th.



Click here to view a preliminary schedule.


Dine Around


What better way to meet new people, interact with colleagues or continue conversation sparked at the conference than through food, drink, and exploration? This conference will welcome the first-ever NHC “dine around”!

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Thank you to our conference sponsor!




Thank you to our Capps Lecture sponsors!



Thank you to the friends of the conference!