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

Alabama History Day is the state affiliate contest of National History Day, a history competition that engages middle school and high school students in robust and creative historical research. Congrats to all our 2022 Alabama History Day participants!

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Democracy and the Informed Citizen

Humanities and the Future of Journalism in Rural Alabama is an initiative exploring connections between democracy and an informed citizenry administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Humanities and Healthcare

Since 2012, Alabama Humanities Alliance has partnered with hospitals, veterans centers, and community organizations in Alabama to offer the Humanities and Healthcare program.

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Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship

This annual competition for $1,000 scholarships is open to all K-8 educators in public and private Alabama schools. The 2021 scholarship application deadline was August 28, 2021.

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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.

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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 the AHA and Dr. Martha Bouyer. Applications are now closed for July 10-30, 2022.

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SUPER Teacher

The aim of SUPER Teacher is to increase participants’ subject knowledge and, in turn, their confidence, enthusiasm, and effectiveness as educators.

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The Alabama River in Monroe County, Alabama.


Water doesn’t just shape our landscape; it also shapes our lives. Learn how through Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.

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Why It Matters: Black Alabamians and the Vote

A 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. And we’ll look at where the electoral process is headed in Alabama — and how the humanities can play a vital role in its future.

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