Obermann Director Teresa Mangum joined hundreds of humanities faculty members, center directors, and leaders of professional organizations like the Modern Language Association and the American Historical Association in Washington, DC. As part of the annual NHA Advocacy Day, they shared the educational, social, and economic benefits of the arts and humanities.
The NHA especially encourages support for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The NEH funds cultural activities in towns across the state of Iowa as well as scholarship and teaching at colleges and universities. In the last four years, faculty and staff members at the University of Iowa have been awarded 13 of the 38 grants offered by the NEH. Between 2015-18, those awards totaled nearly $646,000.
To learn more about the NHA and how you can support the humanities, visit https://www.nhalliance.org/. The NHA Humanities for All site features over 1,500 publicly engaged scholarly projects, including the Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy. And the Study the Humanities: Make the Case Toolkit offers great ideas for recruiting new majors (and impressing their parents).