What do our current agricultural practices say about us both individually and collectively? How do we understand the social needs and demands of our local agricultural economy, the natural constraints of ecology, and the political imperatives of democracy?

Bill Gates recently called Steven Pinker’s "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" the most inspiring book he’s ever read. We asked Dr. Pinker what books have most inspired him. Here’s what he shared...

How does a state with the motto “Live Free or Die” and a celebrated legacy of abolitionism confront and understand its participation in slavery, segregation, and the neglect of African-American history?

How did women serve in World War II? Why do many people believe that the veterans of this war had an easy homecoming? How is the experience of war passed from generation to generation?

James Wright, author of Enduring Vietnam, An American Generation and Its War, will present a talk on the culture of pre-war America, the force the War exerted on social trends and political life, and the stories of the men and women who served, on September 12.

New Hampshire Humanities is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of our New Hampshire Humanities High School Book Awards, awarded annually to high school juniors who have demonstrated genuine curiosity about history, literature, languages, or philosophy and who hope to deepen that knowledge in college.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to New Hampshire Humanities to support their Connections adult literacy program.

My name is Terry Farish and I recently returned to the Connections desk at New Hampshire Humanities after my friend and colleague Susan Bartlett moved forward from this position. I was formerly the Connections Coordinator and in the four years since I left, New Hampshire Humanities has taken on a new look and name, and it’s a pleasure to see programs pictured gorgeously on the website.

Congratulations to Catherine Stewart, winner of the 30 Pages in 30 Days playwriting competition, supported by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant. Through this project, aspiring playwrights were challenged to write original, one-act plays focusing on one of the complex social issues facing our communities today.

By Benjamin Nugent, Director, Mountainview Low-Residency MFA, SNHU 

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