NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day 2022

March 14, 2022 at 11:00am - March 15, 2022

Join us to virtually advocate for the humanities!

This year’s virtual event will provide opportunities to connect with a growing number of humanities advocates from around the country. During our Annual Meeting, we will explore approaches to year-round advocacy on college campuses and in local communities while also preparing for Capitol Hill visits. On Humanities Advocacy Day, we will hold virtual meetings with House and Senate offices to make a persuasive case for federal funding for the humanities.

Monday, March 14th

The Annual Meeting brings together faculty, administrators, and representatives from scholarly societies, museums, archives and other humanities organizations to build their capacity to advocate for the humanities. Programming begins at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The full program can be found to the right.

Accessing the Virtual Event

All sessions will be hosted on our secure event website. The link to access the virtual event can be found in your registration confirmation email. The subject line is Registration Confirmation for the NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy DayIf you encounter any trouble accessing the event please reach out to Kassie at [email protected]


Recordings of sessions will be available an hour after the session ends and remain on the virtual event site for 30 days. We ask that you do not share these recordings with those who have not registered for the conference.

Monday March 14, 11:00 a.m. ET

Shelly C. Lowe, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will
discuss her goals and vision for the NEH with Jim Grossman, president of
the National Humanities Alliance and executive director of the American
Historical Association.

Lowe is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Ganado, Arizona. From 2015 to 2021 she served as a member of the National Council on the Humanities, the 26-member advisory body to NEH, an appointment she received from President Obama. Lowe’s career in higher education has included roles as Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program, Assistant Dean in the Yale College Dean’s Office, and Director of the Native American Cultural Center at Yale University. Prior to these positions, she spent six years as the Graduate Education Program Facilitator for the American Indian Studies Programs at the University of Arizona.

Lowe has served in a variety of leadership roles nationally, most recently as a member of the University of Arizona Alumni Association Governing Board and of the Challenge Leadership Group for the MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship. She has served on the board of the National Indian Education Association and as a trustee on the board for the National Museum of the American Indian.

Lowe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Arts in American Indian Studies, and has completed doctoral coursework in Higher Education from the University of Arizona.

This session is generously sponsored by The Phi Beta Kappa Society. Phi
Beta Kappa Society Secretary/CEO Fred Lawrence will offer a welcome.

Tuesday, March 15th

On Humanities Advocacy Day, state-based delegations will meet with Members of Congress and their staff.

Together, we will advocate for increased FY 2023 funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Education’s international education programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays). 

During the NHA Annual Metting, we will offer training on Capitol Hill advocacy. New and seasoned advocates are welcome!

Learn more about Humanities Advocacy Day

What is the registration rate? 

We have worked to keep costs low to ensure as much participation as possible. Registration will be $125 with an early bird rate of $100. Early bird registration closes on February 11th. Registration closes on March 7th. 


I do not have the funds for the registration fees, what should I do?

Recognizing that institutional support for conferences has been eliminated at many institutions and that many members of the humanities community lack access to institutional funding, we will offer a limited number of grants to defray conference registration costs on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to apply, please fill out this form. If you are planning to submit a request for support, do not register for the conference until you complete your application and hear back from us.


How do I access the Virtual Conference?

Your registration confirmation email will contain a personalized link to join the virtual event. 


What will I need in order to participate in the online conference?

A computer, tablet, or smartphone that has a camera, microphone, and internet access (preferably high speed). The web interface will work best on a computer or tablet.


Will sessions be recorded?

Yes. Plenary and concurrent sessions will be recorded and made available for 30 days after the conference. Networking events and congressional meetings will not be recorded. We are recording plenary and concurrent sessions to better provide access to participants in a wide range of time zones and with dependent care challenges, among other commitments. We recognize that some attendees may be concerned about privacy issues, which is why we are requiring login access and prohibiting individual downloads of recordings.


I need accommodations to participate actively in the conference. Will you provide accommodations?

All live sessions and recordings will feature closed captioning. If you need other accommodations, please contact us at [email protected] by March 7 so that we are able to do our best to accommodate you. 


Is there a deadline to cancel and receive a full refund?

The deadline to cancel to receive a full refund is March 7, 2022. Any cancellations after March 7 will not be refunded.


How do I modify my registration?

If you need to make any changes or cancel your registration, please contact Kassie Wahlstrom at [email protected] before March 7th.



Registration is now closed.



Explore the Program

All times are listed in Eastern.



Help us mobilize advocates and increase support for the humanities in Congress! 


Lead Sponsor


Gold Level Sponsors

American Council of Learned Societies
American Historical Association
Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Association of University Presses
Association of American Universities
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College
Cuyahoga Community College
Fordham University
Latin American Studies Association
Montclair State University
University of California, Riverside
Vanderbilt University
Wayne State University

Silver Level Sponsors

American Anthropological Association
American Association of Colleges and Universities
American Institute for Conservation
American Philosophical Association
American Political Science Association
American Society of Overseas Research
American Sociological Association
Association for Documentary Editing
Association of Research Libraries
Boston University
CAA - College Art Association
College of Arts & Letters San Diego State
College of Arts and Sciences - Syracuse University
Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry - U of Arizona
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
German Studies Association
Institute of Arts and Humanities, University of California San Diego
Maryland Institute College of Art
Middle East Studies Association of North America
Modern Language Association
National Humanities Center
North Carolina State University
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Northeastern Humanities Center
Oregon Humanities Center
Organization of American Historians
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
The Society of Biblical Literature
The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities
University of Arkansas
University of California Irvine, School of Humanities
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities
Virginia Humanities
Yale University


Kassandra Wahlstrom