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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'The Humanities is Fully Half of our Human Existence'
    March 16, 2017

    So what about us as humans? It is our nature to ask that question, and so the humanities exist.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Humanities and Education Go Hand in Hand'
    March 14, 2017

    Angela Ostrander, supervisor of the Faith Public/School Library, explains why the humanities are important from the perspective of a librarian/SDHC program coordinator.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: NEH Recognizes SDHC as 'Exemplary" During Site Visit
    March 10, 2017

    NEH representatives visited South Dakota to conclude a five-year review process that included site visit interviews with more than 40 people.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Award-Winning Vietnam Era Author to Appear at Festival
    March 7, 2017

    An award-winning author who is recognized by many as the voice of the Vietnam generation has joined the lineup for the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood and Rapid City.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Spreading Enlightenment to All Corners of the State
    March 3, 2017

    My parents introduced me to the humanities well before I was aware that there was such a thing. They didn’t set out to do it. It just happened.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers One Book 2017 Features Unforgettable Illustrator
    February 8, 2017

    The 2017 Young Readers One Book selection is Tales from Deckawoo Drive, a bind-in of three books in a series written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: 2017 One Book SD Combines Food, Family
    February 7, 2017

    Food and family intertwine in the 2017 One Book South Dakota selection, Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Awards $49K in Statewide Grants
    December 15, 2016

    The South Dakota Humanities Council Board of Directors has awarded $49,000 in major grant funding to organizations around the state. Major grant applications must involve humanities professionals and…

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Chiesman Center Awarded Major Grant for Conversation series
    December 15, 2016

    The Chiesman Center for Democracy in Rapid City was awarded $15,000 at the South Dakota Humanities Council  November board meeting to hold “Race, Civility and Community Conversations” in South Dakota,…

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: SDHC Awarded $100K for Young Readers Initiative
    December 14, 2016

    The South Dakota Humanities Council has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant to advance a Young Readers Initiative that has already provided more than 11,000 books to elementary students around the…

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