Welcome to PHC, Pennsylvania's only statewide organization dedicated to the humanities. Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians are engaged by our interactive teen book discussions, speakers bureau, arts and culture TV show with PCN-TV, grant funded projects and other public programs.

News & Highlights

PHC to host the 2014 National Humanities Conference Oct. 30 – Nov. 2

Themed "Leadership in a Time of Change". Humanities leaders from around the country will facilitate and foster conversations about how the humanities, the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors, and humanities councils can lead, navigate and make change an opportunity for renewal and growth. Learn more.

Teen Reading Lounge Expands Across Pennsylvania

Teen Reading Lounge will launch this fall in fifteen libraries in Northwestern and Central Pennsylvania. The program will continue in eight libraries in Northeastern PA and the Lehigh Valley. A second project with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will launch next spring. TRL is featured in the current issue of Young Adult Library Services. Read more.

PHC in Action!

Changing the Narrative is Key Lesson of Chester-DC Peer Exchange

In a recent arts and humanities peer exchange, members of the proposed Chester Cultural Corridor project team were inspired by the creative economy in two Washington, DC neighborhoods. The peer exchange is featured on the German Marshall Fund of the United States Blog. Learn more.

Apply for a Commonwealth Speaker today!

PHC's Commonwealth Speakers program is accepting applications from organizations interested in bringing a humanities expert to their community. Explore the Commonwealth Speaker catalog and to view guidelines and download an application form. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Searching for the Life of Harriet Hemings
Saturday, October 11

The Pow-Wow Principle: Pennsylvania German Folk Healing
Saturday, October 11

Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema
Thursday, October 16

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