NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day 2023

March 19, 2023 at 5:00pm - March 21, 2023

Join us in Washington D.C. to advocate for the humanities!

This annual 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 meetings with House and Senate offices to make a persuasive case for federal funding for the humanities.

Sunday, March 19th

Join us for a reception Sunday evening to connect with fellow conference participants after 2 years of virtual meetings. 

Monday, March 20th

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. We are excited to be back in person after 2 years of virtual programming. 

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Tuesday, March 21st

On Humanities Advocacy Day, state-based delegations will visit Members of Congress and their staff. Together, we will advocate for increased FY 2024 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).

Before we meet in D.C., participants will be introduced to their advocacy group via email and receive advocacy training resources and profiles of the Members of Congress whose offices they will visit. During the NHA Annual Meeting on March 20, we will offer training on Capitol Hill advocacy and all advocates will have time to meet with their groups to discuss strategy and logistics for the following day.

Learn more about Humanities Advocacy Day

Convene - NHA Annual Meeting Space

The 2023 NHA Annual Meeting will take place at Convene, 1201 Wilson Blvd 30th floor, Arlington, VA 22209. Convene at 1201 Wilson Boulevard is located in the tallest tower in the Metropolitan D.C. area with unique views of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia skylines. We will be utilizing both the 29th and 30th floors for our meetings. Convene is located just across the street from the Rosslyn metro stop and is less than 5 miles from the Ronald Regan National Airport. 

Le Méridien Arlington - Hotel

We have secured a hotel room block at Le Méridien Arlington hotel, which is just a 3-minute walk away from our event space at Convene. The Sunday night welcome reception will take place at Le Méridien.

Humanities Advocacy Day

On the morning of Tuesday, March 21st we will have busses to take advocates to the Hill. Additionally, we will have a local waystation on the Hill all day on Tuesday so that advocates can stop by during the day. 


Event Details


Registration for this event has closed. The last day to cancel and still receive a refund was March 3rd. 


Le Méridien Arlington
1121 19th Street North
Arlington, VA 22209

Our room block at Le Méridien Arlington is full. Other close-by hotel options include the Hyatt Centric Arlington and the Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Rosslyn.

The Sunday night welcome reception will take place at Le Méridien hotel. We will have buses from Le Merdian to Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning for Humanities Advocacy Day.  


Sponsorship Information

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

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Thank you to our generous sponsors who help make this event possible!

Lead Partner


Gold Level Sponsors 

American Council of Learned Societies

American Historical Association

Association of American Universities

Association of University Presses

Arizona State University - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities

College of Arts & Sciences, University of North Dakota

Cornell University

Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences


University of Delaware

Vanderbilt University

Silver Level Sponsors

American Anthropological Association

American Folklore Society

American Institute for Conservation

American Philosophical Association

American Political Science Association

American Society of Overseas Research

American Sociological Association

Boston University

Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)

Federation of State Humanities Councils

George Mason University

Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas

Latin American Studies Association

Middle East Studies Association of North America

Modern Language Association

Montclair State University

National Humanities Center

North Carolina State University

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Ohio State University's Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme

Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon

Organization of American Historians

San Jose State University, College of Humanities & the Arts

San Diego State University, College of Arts and Letters

Society of Biblical Literature

Syracuse University 

University of Arizona, Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry

University of California Irvine, School of Humanities

University of California, Riverside

University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

University of Pittsburgh, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research

Virginia Humanities

The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities

Washington and Lee University

Wayne State University


Kassandra Wahlstrom