PA Humanities Discovery Project

With the help of Drexel University, we’re on a mission to map, network, and celebrate the wonderfully rich humanities landscape with a project called the PA Humanities Discovery Project. Across the state people are building community, making space for new voices, sharing stories, uplifting culture, educating, solving problems creatively — what we call the tools of the humanities (even if many wouldn’t use that word). Their work has been especially critical during the pandemic, keeping us connected and inspired, while encouraging resilience and recovery.

Through the PA Humanities Discovery Project, we’re telling the first-ever story of the humanities across Pennsylvania and building a more inclusive and connected community for sharing, learning, and advocacy.

Quick Facts

  • 541 people took the survey in 2022, exceeding our goal of 500

  • Participants are diverse and reflect the demography and geography of the state

  • 8 focus groups, 4 virtual and 4 in-person, held in 2023

  • Results will be released in 2023-2024

I administer a creative nonfiction writing program -- I run the inspiration machine.

Project Participant

For questions about the PA Humanities Discovery Project, please contact Nick Crosson:

The PA Humanities Discovery Project is a joint effort of PA Humanities and Drexel University. Funding comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, and individual donors.

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