My Ohio with poet and educator David Baker

Poet and educator David Baker has lived in Ohio for more than thirty years, and his poetry springs directly out of his life and experiences here. These poems illuminate our villages and farms—from Lake Erie to the Ohio River—our big-city gardens, small-town neighborhoods, and family life. David is also one of the country’s leading eco-poets, devoted to the natural world—the … Read More

Ohio Humanities to Award $1.3 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Ohio Nonprofits

Emergency relief grants available to nonprofit organizations with a public humanities mission affected by the COVID-19 pandemic With support from Congress through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program, Ohio Humanities will award over $1 million in direct support to public humanities … Read More

Ohio Humanities Receives $1 Million in State Funding

Ohio Humanities announced that it will receive $1 million in state CARES funding allocated in Ohio House Bill (HB) 110, the state’s biennial budget for 2022-2023, to provide relief grants for cultural organizations and programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Honoring Stories through Narrative Medicine

In this talk, Akron Children’s Hospital Narrative Medicine Coordinator Nicole Robinson introduces us to the emerging field of narrative medicine and how it provides a path for all to engage in the human experience of illness, health, and healing. We look at the ways that stories, through close reading and reflective writing, have the ability to deepen our understanding of, … Read More

Ohio Humanities hiring Executive & Grants Support Coordinator

Ohio Humanities is seeking a passionate and detail-oriented entry level professional to support our grantmaking process and executive leadership team. Starting your career at Ohio Humanities is a great way to grow a career in the humanities sector and non-profit leadership. This position will interact with members of the public, funded partners and internal and external stakeholders. Competitive salary and … Read More

Visual Art, Clinical Mastery, and the Challenge of Uncertainty in Medicine

How a clinician performs in uncertainty has the potential to include them in medicine’s best moments, or its deep entanglement with unwellness. It has the potential to make or break a patient’s life. In this talk, artist and educator Alexa Miller identifies uncertainty as a profound lever for transformation in, and the unexpected ways in which uncertainty can be harnessed … Read More

Ohio Humanities Names Rebecca Brown Asmo as New Executive Director

After national search, Brown Asmo brings strong fundraising and advocacy background to organization’s helm Ohio Humanities announced today the appointment of Rebecca Brown Asmo as the organization’s newest Executive Director. Brown Asmo comes to Ohio Humanities with a breadth of experience in the nonprofit sector, including a decade as Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central … Read More

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), by Pat Williamsen

Lawrence Ferlinghetti died this week. He is no longer at his bookstore, will never again nurture a young writer, will never write again himself. The news of his death is strangely upsetting. After all, I never met the man and visited his bookstore only once. As a small tribute to Mr. Ferlinghetti, we’re reposting a little essay I wrote in … Read More

Black American Tree Project Launches New Website

The Black American Tree Project (BATP), a joint collaboration of Public Allies Cincinnati and Starfire, has received a 12-month, $20,000 grant to further develop the project and expand its reach in Ohio.  The Ohio Humanities grant has allowed the BATP founders to build a website (www.theblackamericantreeproject.org) so that more Ohioans can book the experience for their group, and access additional … Read More