Learn to Learn

The Alabama Humanities Alliance fosters learning, understanding, and appreciation of our people, communities and cultures through seminars, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, documentary films, and more. We enrich the lives of Alabamians with humanities-centered programming tailored to address specific community needs. Check out our programs, and find your AHA moments.

Alabama History Day: 3.8.24

Alabama History Day is the state contest of National History Day, a history competition that engages middle school and high school students in robust and creative historical research. Prepare now for Alabama History Day 2024: March 8, 2024, in Montgomery!

Learn More

Democracy and the Informed Citizen

Listen to AHA’s new podcast exploring community journalism in rural Alabama. And discover how citizen-produced newspapers can help build community, preserve history, and sustain our very democracy.

Learn More

Grantee Events

Learn More

Healing History

Learn how the past affects the present.
Share our stories with each other.
Don’t avoid the tough parts.
Heal. Grow. Together.

Learn More

Humanities and the Future of Journalism in Rural Alabama

Through this initiative, we're exploring connections between democracy, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Because when citizens know their towns and their neighbors better, communities can thrive.

Learn More

Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship

Funded through the W. Edgar Welden Fund for Education, AHA's Jenice Riley Scholarships support K-8 Alabama educators helping students engage with history and civics. The 2024 Riley Scholarships application period opens in early '24.

Learn More

Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

Have stories. Will travel. (Or Zoom!) Alabama’s most illuminating and engaging scholars are here to educate and entertain, thanks to AHA’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

Learn More

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibits

Did you know AHA brings Smithsonian traveling exhibits to Alabama? In 2021-2022, we brought Water/Ways to communities statewide. In 2023-2024, we're bringing Crossroads home, highlighting change in rural America over the past century.

Learn More

Stony the Road

"Stony the Road We Trod...Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy" is a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for K-12 schoolteachers, presented by AHA and Dr. Martha Bouyer. Stony most recently took place in July 2022.

Learn More

SUPER Teacher

The aim of SUPER Teacher is to increase participants’ subject knowledge and, in turn, their confidence, enthusiasm, and effectiveness as educators. See below for our 2023 workshops!

Learn More

Why It Matters: Black Alabamians and the Vote

A podcast series exploring Black Alabamians’ fight for full participation in the electoral process, including the right to vote. We’ll examine what that right secured...and what it didn’t. We’ll also look at where the electoral process is headed in Alabama — and how the humanities can play a vital role in its future.

Learn More