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 will include sessions on:

  • Recruiting undergraduates to the humanities
  • Defending humanities departments facing consolidation or elimination
  • Promoting publicly engaged humanities work on campus
  • Documenting the impact of campus and community-based programs
  • Advocating for federal funding on Capitol Hill

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.


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 kwahls[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.


When will I receive instructions on how to join the Virtual Conference?

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



Registration is now open! Early bird registration closes on February 11th. Registration closes on March 7th. 

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Explore the preliminary schedule. All times are listed in Eastern.



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Gold Level Sponsors

American Council of Learned Societies
American Historical Association
Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Association of University Presses
Fordham University
Latin American Studies Association
Montclair State University
Vanderbilt University

Silver Level Sponsors

American Anthropological Association
American Association of Colleges and Universities
American Institute for Conservation
American Philosophical 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 and Sciences - Syracuse University
Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry - University of Arizona 
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
German Studies Association
Modern Language Association
National Humanities Center
North Carolina State University
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Oregon Humanities Center - University of Oregon
Organization of American Historians
The Society of Biblical Literature
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities
UC Riverside
UCI School of Humanities
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities
Yale University


Kassandra Wahlstrom