September 21, 2016

National Humanities Medal

The National Humanities Medal, inaugurated in 1997, honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities and broadened our citizens’ engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects. Up to 12 medals can be awarded each year.

The National Endowment for the Humanities joined NYU Washington, DC in welcoming the six honorees of the 2015 National Humanities Medal at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center for a panel discussion.

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National Endowment for the Humanities


Meet the Honorees

William D. Adams

William D. Adams

Elaine Pagel

Elaine Pagel

Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow

Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese

Terry Gross

Terry Gross

Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson