he Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities (FPH for its acronym in Spanish) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities and dedicated to promoting the values of the humanities through its own initiatives. Since its creation in 1977, the FPH has contributed to the island’s cultural and humanistic development by subsidizing organizations, communities, museums, universities and individuals undertaking projects that reflect the diversity of the Puerto Rican experience, its heritage, traditions and history. In its 40 years, The FPH has produced more than 155 documentaries, 18 television programs, more than 240 publications and 243 posters and countless works of research, exhibitions and multiple public programs that contribute to the understanding and dissemination of the Puerto Rican humanistic experience in all its forms.
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NEWS, EVENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
This section contains news, events and recommendations that the FPH considers of interest to our visitors.
Three great Puerto Rican artists join their talents to the benefits of the Endowment and the humanistic work of our…
After three years as Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities, I must inform you that reasons…
Vega Baja from its shingled rooftops and the clouds is a bilingual illustrated guide to the historic buildings of Vega…
Outstanding Humanists is a production of Sistema TV/Channel 40, the Ana G. Méndez University System Channel, sponsored by the Endowment….
Sabana Grande, Architectural Cultural Route, is a publication of the Dr. Manuel Quevedo Báez Cultural Center sponsored by the Endowment….
Puerto Rico Cinema: A Visual Anthropology. The creative team of Zaranda Productions developed a documentary about the seventh art that…
What are the humanities?
“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
-National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended
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Award to humanists with significant contributions to the humanities.
The FPH has a collection of cultural products resulting from our sponsorship.
Information, resources and educational materials for educators.
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