2018 National Humanities Conference in New Orleans


Along with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is organizing the 2018 National Humanities Conference (NHC) in New Orleans, LA. LEH partners and constituents are encouraged to register and attend! Click here for detailed conference information.

Significant registration discounts are available for students and educators!


This year, the annual Capps Lecture will feature a conversation between award-winning American novelist and associate professor at Tulane University Jesmyn Ward, and American writer, editor and professor at the University of Mississippi Kiese Laymon.

The Capp’s Lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Register to Attend the Capp’s Lecture!


Other notable speakers include the newly confirmed National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede, Richard Campanella , geographer and author of more than ten books and 200 articles on the geography, history, and culture of New Orleans, and Michael White, jazz clarinetist, composer, historian, musical educator and National Heritage Fellowship award winner, the highest honor awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts for folk and traditional arts.

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