What Our 2022 Humanities Montana Grant Helped to Support

Our organization was awarded a $3,750 grant for our 2022 symposia series by Humanities MT and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Funding from this grant, helped to support five unique community events (a 2-part series in Spring & a 3-part series in Fall), each of which invited though-provoking discussion and questions about the complex terrain of “being human together”:

Archive pages with audio and video recordings, photos, and resources from each event can be accessed by clicking on the applicable links above. 

Here is a snapshot of how we these funds were used for our 2022 philosophy symposia series.



We are so grateful to Humanities MT & the National Endowment for the Humanities for their support of our organization.  Thank you for all that you do for the humanities and helping to create opportunities for people to learn from and with one another! Marisa Diaz-Waian, Director of Merlin CCC


About Humanities Montana & NEH

Humanities Montana is an independent, nonprofit affiliate organization of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that provides support for educational and cultural public programs throughout the state. 

As a humanities organization, they believe in the capacity of history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and more to stimulate reflection, create knowledge, resolve problems, and inspire delight.  They provide and support numerous public programs that encourage critical thinking, examine civic issues and other issues of concern, and deepen our understanding of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.  Their mission is to enrich the lives of all Montanans by fostering inquiry and stimulating civil and informed conversations about the human experience. 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965 and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.  NEH promotes promoting excellence in the humanities and awards grants to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.  NEH grants have the aim of:

  • strengthening teaching and learning in schools and colleges
  • facilitating research and original scholarship
  • providing opportunities for lifelong learning
  • preserving and providing access to cultural and educational resources
  • strengthening the institutional base of the humanities

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