Exploring Southern Literature

Nearly 15 years ago, Humanities Tennessee launched Chapter16.org, an online literary publication created in response to disappearing book coverage in print and online media across the state. Since that time,…

Now Accepting Grant Applications

Later this spring, Humanities Tennessee will award a total of $100,000 to support public humanities projects across the state. The first step in the process is to request access to…

Public Humanities Programs: What’s Next?

Since June 2021, we have featured eight blog stories about the impact of the SHARP grant funding in communities throughout Tennessee. The nearly one million dollars awarded to 91 organizations…

Cultural Sector Pandemic Recovery

When Congress passed the American Rescue Plan in March 2021, the goal was imbedded in the name. For Tennessee cultural organizations, having to close the doors for nearly two years…

Supporting Jobs in the Humanities

Are you familiar with Loren Eiseley’s starfish story? The one in which an older man comes upon a small child throwing starfish that have been washed up by the tide…

Spotlight: Literary Work Across Tennessee

An important aspect of Humanities Tennessee’s mission is to support and strengthen our state’s cultural infrastructure. In addition to the literary programs we present, including the Southern Festival of Books…

Our Environment and the Humanities: Hill’s Island

In 2021, TennGreen Land Conservancy gifted Hill’s Island to the Cumberland River Compact (The Compact) to steward this 20-acre parcel of land, located in The Compact’s namesake watershed. From the…

Humanities: Everywhere for Everyone

Autumn in Tennessee is the time of year to be outside. For organizations doing humanities projects and programs, it’s also a time to think outside. The pandemic prompted many of…

Humanities Tennessee Announces New Board Leadership

The Board of Directors of Humanities Tennessee announces the election of Mary Pom Claiborne of Knoxville as Chair and James McKissic of Chattanooga as Vice Chair. Both will serve two-year…