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Here's how to nominate someone for a Hands on Humanities Award

Published: Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 5:15am
Updated: Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 9:03am
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Arizona Humanities
Brenda Thomson is executive director of Arizona Humanities.

The nomination deadline for Arizona Humanities’ Hands on Humanities Awards is rapidly approaching.

Since 1990, awards celebrating the humanities in a variety of ways including academic scholarship, community engagement, student or young professional leadership and K-12 education have been bestowed.

Speaking as part of the 2022 virtual awards ceremony, Arizona State University Dean of Humanities Jeffrey Cohen said, “The humanities have never been more important. [They] allow us to dream how the world can be better because of practical problem-solving skills we need in a world that’s full of crises to try to build things better, to try to imagine things better to find a way forward together.”  

Nominations are open at visiting The deadline is now March 31, previously extending it from March 17.

Categories include:

  • Humanities public scholar.
  • Friend of the humanities.
  • Humanities rising star.
  • K-12 humanities educator.

The K-12 Humanities Educator Award recipient will also receive $1,000.

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