Documenting the Value of the Humanities in Communities

We have developed a survey to document the impact of COVID-related programming for humanities organizations and educators. We will be working with project directors to implement the survey and encourage others to use it as well. For more information and access to digital survey templates, contact Emily McDonald, manager of community research, at

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We have launched a survey for educational and cultural institutions to share the challenges they are facing and how they are continuing to serve students and communities. In addition to all of the educators who have pivoted to virtual learning environments, we have seen new humanities programming that connects people even as they are physically isolated, scholars who are contributing to public discourse about the pandemic, and humanities centers and archives that have mobilized to preserve artifacts and stories of this moment. We are using these stories to support our advocacy on Capitol Hill and to support efforts to promote the value of the humanities in communities and on campuses.

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As we document COVID-19 humanities programming based at higher ed institutions, we are sharing them so that the broader community can learn from these examples.

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