Programs:Public Humanities Scholars
A plaster relief by Augustine Jaegers. An example of New Deal post office art, a topic explored in a Public Humanities Scholars project by Centre County Historical Society on the Great Depression. Photo courtesy of National Archives.
After seven years of providing humanities programming in north central Pennsylvania, Public Humanities Scholars is closing as of 2011. Thank you to Pennsylvania State University's Institute for the Arts and Humanities for this rewarding collaboration.
Public Humanities Scholars is a partnership between PHC and the Pennsylvania State University's Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The program aims to bring great humanities programs to central Pennsylvania. To do that, nonprofit organizations are matched with Penn State scholars so that they can plan and present high-quality projects in their communities.
Public Humanities Scholars is a resource for community groups and cultural institutions such as public libraries, senior centers, historical societies/sites, arts organizations, museums, schools and parks that want to conduct a humanities project, but need help finding the right scholar. It also is a resource for scholars from Penn State's University Park, Altoona and Dubois campuses who would like to work with community groups.
How to Apply
Applications are no longer being accepted for Public Humanities Scholars.