Honoring Black Stories

by Rebecca Brown Asmo When I joined Ohio Humanities as Executive Director in 2021, I began working with our team to identify untold and under-told stories that would encourage meaningful discourse among Ohioans. I was soon introduced to the story of the Lincoln School Marchers and the important role that Hillsboro, Ohio, played in the movement to desegregate America’s schools … Read More

Senator Stephanie Kunze honored as 2021 Ohio Humanities Hero

Award highlights Kunze’s work on Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, COVID relief Ohio Humanities honored State Senator Stephanie Kunze today with the inaugural Humanities Hero award, presented annually for outstanding effort to promote the public humanities in Ohio. The award recognizes Senator Kunze for her leadership on the Ohio Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and in securing relief funding for cultural institutions … Read More

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