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NEH/Maryland Humanities Visit Day

Room 1102, Francis Scott Key Hall, University of Maryland College Park
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

A unique opportunity to hear from and meet with program officers from National Endowment for the Humanities and Maryland Humanities. Get the latest information about funding opportunities in your interest areas and receive personalized feedback on your ideas.


Special Guests from NEH and Maryland Humanities (in alpha order)

  • Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for NEH, and Director of the Office of Digital Humanities, NEH
  • Marilyn Hatza, Program Officer, Grants and Strategic Partnerships, Maryland Humanities
  • Deborah Hurtt, Senior Program Officer, Division of Education Programs, NEH
  • Claudia Kinkela, Senior Program Officer, Division of Research, NEH
  • David Weinstein, Senior Program Officer, Division of Public Programs, NEH


  • 10 am to 11:30 am: Open meeting for faculty, students and staff
  • 1 pm to 3 pm: One-on-one sessions, sign up ahead of time, email: arichers@umd.edu

Program Descriptions

Maryland Humanities Grants and Strategic Partnerships
Grants support public programming with the humanities at its heart --innovative programs that spark dialogue, strive to engage new audiences, and stimulate the thoughtful exchange of ideas. Programs can include lectures, new media projects, reading and discussion programs, seminars, interpretive exhibits, local and living histories, spoken word programs, etc.

NEH Division of Education Programs
The Division supports humanities education through primarily curriculum development and professional development opportunities. Reading and discussion programs and also creative, integrative, collaborative curricular projects between the humanities and other fields. 

NEH Division of Public Programs
The division supports a wide range of public humanities programming that reaches large and diverse public audiences and make use of a variety of formats—historic sites, television and radio productions, exhibitions, podcasts, short videos, websites, mobile apps, etc.

NEH Division of Research
The Division supports research that advances knowledge and understanding of the humanities. Through twelve annual funding opportunities, awards are made to scholars working on research projects of significance to specific humanities fields and to the humanities as a whole.

NEH Office of Digital Humanities
The Office offers grant programs that address how digital technology has changed our world. This would include projects that explore how to harness new technology for humanities research as well as those that study digital culture from a humanistic perspective.