Press Releases

Paula Watkins Joins the North Carolina Humanities Council as Executive Director

Paula Watkins has joined the North Carolina Humanities Council as executive director. Prior to being at the North Carolina Humanities Council, she served as Assistant Director and South Carolina Book Festival Director at The Humanities Council SC.

“Paula is a creative and inspirational communicator, and someone who understands the culture of the humanities and our mission in the life our state," says Cynthia Brodhead, chair of the trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Kevin Duffus to Receive the 2013 Harlan Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has chosen Kevin Duffus of Raleigh to receive the 2013 Harlan Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities.

North Carolina Humanities Council Grants $44,952 in Funding Statewide

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $44,952 in grants for projects in the humanities. All funded programs are free and open to the public.

Projects supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council are vital to its commitment to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life. Through grants and public programs, the Humanities Council facilitates the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

Sally Dalton Robinson and Russell M. Robinson II to Receive the 2013 John T. Caldwell Award for the Humanities

The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, have chosen North Carolinians Sally Dalton Robinson and Russell M. Robinson II as the recipients of the 2013 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor.

Lynn Wright-Kernodle Honored with Endowed Scholarship

The North Carolina Humanities Council has established an endowed scholarship for North Carolina public school educators to participate in the Teachers Institute professional development seminars. Named for the director of this program, the Lynn Wright-Kernodle Teachers Institute Endowed Scholarship honors Wright-Kernodle for her work with teachers. The scholarship insures support in perpetuity for a public educator  to attend the annual week-long Teachers Institute summer seminar as well one weekend seminar during the academic year.

Brodhead, Schramm Assume Chair, Vice Chair Roles, Costley A New Trustee

The North Carolina Humanities Council has elected Cynthia (Cindy) Brodhead as 2012-2014 Chair and Richard Schramm as 2012-2014 Vice-Chair. Mark Costley was elected to serve as a trustee and assumed his role on the board on October 1.

Betty Ray McCain to Receive the John T. Caldwell Award for the Humanities

The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council have chosen North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Allen Campbell Theater at Barton College in Wilson, NC. The event is free and open to the public.

Humanities Council Invests $57,486 in Grants Statewide

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $57,486 in grants for projects in the humanities. All funded programs are free and open to the public.  

Projects supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council are vital to its commitment to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life. Through grants and public programs, the Humanities Council facilitates the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

Humanities Council Announces Journey Stories Statewide Exhibition

GREENSBORO, NC (April 27, 2012) – Journey Stories, a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition presented by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the Smithsonian Institution, and rural communities statewide, begins a year-long tour throughout North Carolina in June 2012.

Humanities Council Invests $57,486 in Cultural Projects Statewide

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $57,486 in grants for projects in the humanities. All funded programs are free and open to the public.  

The Durham Library Foundation will receive $9,916 for Bull City Soul Revival, a collaboration of musicians and scholars to showcase the history of Soul in Durham. This month-long community project debuts March 27, 2012. It includes a display of artifacts,