Sept. 3 Update - Cancellation of in person conference

September, 3, 2021 Update:

The 2021 National Humanities Conference scheduled to be held in Detroit, Michigan has been cancelled. We had high hopes of being able to meet in person this year, but as COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise due to the Delta variant, we have decided to cancel this year’s in-person conference. 

We would like to offer our deep gratitude to Michigan Humanities and the members of the program committee for their efforts over the last two years. We were looking forward to exploring Detroit’s rich and instructive history at the conference. 

Given the lack of adequate time between now and November, we will not be able to offer a full virtual conference this year. Instead, we will offer a condensed virtual program that will include:

    1. The NHC virtual programming already scheduled for November 3rd and 4th; and
    2. A limited number of sessions focused on particular themes to be held virtually on November 12th.

Registration will launch with the revamped program reflecting these changes in the coming weeks. We hope you will join us. 

Not having a 2021 National Humanities Conference in Detroit is a real loss to our communities. We look forward to seeing you in person in Los Angeles in 2022.

Best regards,

Stephen Kidd
Executive Director
National Humanities Alliance

Phoebe Stein
Federation of State Humanities Councils