From a Philadelphia Folklore Project grant using folk arts to create a sense of place. Photo courtesy: Joan May Cordova.
PHC's state-wide speakers bureau crisscrosses the Commonwealth to engage community members in discussions that enrich their understanding of the human experience.
PHC grants support learning and discovery through public projects that involve humanities experts and feature a strong discussion component. Grants support projects centered in history, the arts, literature and other humanities fields.
Humanities on the Road
Produced by PHC, Humanities on the Road is an arts and culture-themed television show that takes a fascinating look at artists, scholars and storytellers from across the state. Featuring talent from PHC's speakers bureau, the series is available on PHC's YouTube page.
Teen Reading Lounge
Crafted for teens ages 12-18, PHC's Teen Reading Lounge focuses on literature genres of growing interest to young adults. Through discussion and interactive workshops, TRL is designed to promote the joy of reading outside of the classroom and to give teens an opportunity to discuss big ideas important to them.
Special American Civil War Initiatives
Making Sense of the American Civil War
Making Sense of the American Civil War is a reading and discussion program commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War and Emancipation. The program features a series of scholar-led conversations exploring different facets of the Civil War experience— informed by reading words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present.
Pennsylvania Civil War 150
Tag teaming with the PA Civil War 150 Road Show are six public libraries who each offer their own unique take on the Civil War experience. Presented in partnership with PHC, the participating libraries are found in Adams, Berks, Blair, Centre, Lehigh and Northampton Counties.