Join a nationwide alliance of colleges, universities, scholarly societies, museums, libraries, and state humanities councils dedicated to making the case for the value of the humanities.

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Become a Member

Membership Benefits

Many members are active participants in NHA’s advocacy efforts, and NHA provides them with the expertise and resources to expand their advocacy capacity.



Policy Updates

  • Regular updates about humanities policy and alerts on breaking news in Washington

  • NHA-authored blog posts, columns, and newsletters

  • Conference calls with Washington policymakers

Building Advocacy Capacity

  • Advocacy Toolkit for your website

  • Assistance in building high-impact advocacy opportunities at conferences or on-campus

  • Consultations on tailored advocacy campaigns and raising visibility of humanities work

Annual Events

  • 10% discount on the Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy

  • 10% discount on the National Humanities Conference

Membership Dues

Our members' dues allow us to: cultivate support for federal funding for the humanities; promote the value of studying the humanities; and make the case for the public value of the humanities.


Dues for institutions, such as colleges, universities, and museums, that do not have individual members are determined by the category of institution as follows:


Research Universities:


Colleges and Master's Universities:


Museums, Archives, Historical Societies:



Membership Organizations:

Dues for membership organizations, such as scholarly societies or associations of higher education institutions, start at $1,000 and are calculated by taking .3% of (Line 18 (Total Expenses) from the IRS Form 990 minus Line 13 (Grants Given)). In calculating dues, consideration is given to organizations where members are not all humanists.


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Please contact Kassandra Wahlstrom at (202) 296-4994 x160 or [email protected] with questions about membership.