2021 Governor’s Humanities Awards


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Awards for Excellence in the Public Humanities

The Governor’s Humanities Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the public humanities, consequently transforming lives and strengthening Montana’s communities.

Leaders in the public humanities engage the general public in reflecting on diverse cultures, traditions, and histories, and the humanities’ influence on the current conditions of life. Past awards have recognized the achievements of historians, novelists, tribal elders, philosophers, librarians, teachers, and other cultural leaders.

Awardees demonstrate:

Excellence and achievement in the public humanities
Ongoing contributions to Montana’s cultural community
Significant efforts worthy of statewide recognition

The nomination process is closed. Round two applications are currently being collected. Come back soon to meet the 2021 Governor’s Humanities Awards honorees!