Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians with ideas that change lives and transform communities. Oregon Humanities programs, events, grants, and publications encourage Oregonians to learn about and discuss social, cultural, and public issues.
- Conversation Project offers Oregon nonprofits free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.
- Humanity in Perspective (HIP) is a college-level humanities course offered in Portland. HIP provides economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals the opportunity to study the humanities with the guidance of Reed College professors.
- Idea Lab is a summer institute for Oregon teens and teachers who use the humanities to consider the pursuit of happiness and how it shapes our culture.
- Oregon Humanities magazine is a triannual publication devoted to exploring important and timely topics from a variety of perspectives and to stimulating reflection and public conversation.
- Public Program Grants provide financial support for nonprofit organizations across Oregon to conceive and implement public humanities programs.
- Think & Drink is a happy-hour conversation series that brings Portlanders together to discuss provocative ideas.
Oregon Humanities also convenes reading and discussion groups, hosts panel presentations on topics of public relevance and concern, and partners with community organizations on special projects.