FRIENDS OF THE ENDOWMENT

The Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Council Conducted Projects, Resources and Services offers a series of programs to enrich the curriculum and the teaching of the humanities in Puerto Rico. Our objective is to highlight the value to society of understanding and interpreting the human experience.

The Friends of the Endowment program is intended to distribute more effectively the cultural products that are produced through the Office of Projects and, simultaneously, create a support network that establishes a source of funding for the development of humanities projects.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Endowment, please contact the Endowment.

HUMANIST OF THE YEAR

The Endowment grants the Humanist of the Year award to individuals who have distinguished themselves, through their work, their teaching and other activities, by making significant contributions to the dissemination of the humanities. The selection of the Humanist of the Year takes place annually and the winner is recognized publicly in a ceremony in which he or she presents a lecture. This discourse is published and becomes part of the institution’s cultural resources.

Lectures given by the Endowment’s Humanists of the Year:

Year
Humanist
Conference Title
Link
1979Concha MeléndezView Details
1980Lidio Cruz MonclovaEl libro en la cultura puertorriqueñaView Details
1981Margot Arce de VázquezLo idílico en El Quijote: La historia de Marcela y GrisóstomoView Details
1982Francisco ArrivíVoluntad de ser puertorriqueño en mi poesía, teatro y ensayoView Details
1983José A. BalseiroPuerto Rico en mi obraView Details
1984Enrique A. LaguerrePuerto Rico más allá de su historia visibleView Details
1985Isabel Gutiérrez del ArroyoDon Juan Alejo de Arizmendi: Primer Obispo puertorriqueñoView Details
1986Jaime BenítezLa crisis en la civilización contemporáneaView Details
1987María Teresa BabínArtistas de la supervivencia cultural en Puerto RicoView Details
1989Arturo Morales Carrión (póstumo)Las Humanidades en el currículoView Details
1990Ricardo AlegríaApuntes en torno a mi contribución en defensa, fomento y enriquecimiento de la cultura puertorriqueñaView Details
1991Manuel Álvarez Nazario | Josefína de ÁlvarezLa lengua como signo raigal de la puertorriqueñidad | La literatura como signo raigal de la puertorriqueñidadView Details
1992Ismael Rodríguez BouEpisodios de mi vida como educadorView Details
1993Manuel Méndez BallesterEl ser puertorriqueño y su lengua (a la luz de la filosofía de Heidegger)View Details
1994Francisco Lluch MoraCuatro instancias en la poesía de Luis CartañaView Details
1996Luis Rafael Sánchez¿Por qué escribe usted?View Details
1997José Ferrer CanalesHostos y GinerView Details
1998Luis E. González ValesAl servicio de Clío. El oficio de Historiador Oficial de Puerto RicoView Details
1999Aida R. Caro CostasBreve historia del adoquín sanjuaneroView Details
2000Luis M. Díaz SolerUn estudiante ante su disciplinaView Details
2001Mercedes López BaraltMestizo, me lo llamo yo a boca llena: Sobre la textualidad de la hibrides en los comentarios reales del Inca GarcilasoView Details
2002Laura GallegoEvocación de José Antonio DávilaView Details
2003Arturo Echavarría | Luce López BaraltEl canon literario | La alabanza a Dios que nos enseñó el lenguaje de los pájarosView Details
2004Fernando PicóRaíces históricas de la violencia en Puerto RicoView Details
2005Osiris DelgadoEl concepto de la vanguardia-falsedad y autenticidad en las artes plásticasView Details
2006Antonio MartorellHumanidad es…View Details
2007Luis Nieves FalcónEl asedio de la humanidad en Puerto Rico: La represión políticaView Details
2008Ana Helvia QuinteroAbriendo posibilidadesView Details
2009Ángel G. Quintero RiveraEl humanismo ecológico y la sociología del trabajo y la culturaView Details
2010Thomas Marvel y Lucilla FullerUna arquitectura para Puerto Rico/Anticipando una planificación integral y justaView Details
2011María de los Ángeles Castro y Gervasio GarcíaPower contra Meléndez Bruna: la lucha por la España de todosView Details
2012Gonzalo CórdovaMi ruta hacia las humanidadesView Details
2013Flavia LugoVivir las humanidadesView Details
2014Arturo V. Dávila RodríguezJosé Pablo Morales Miranda: El humanismo en los Valles del ToaView Details
2015Teodoro VidalEn proceso…View Details
2016Arcadio DíazSobre los finalesView Details

SPEAKERS BUREAU

This program is aimed at promoting knowledge of the humanities in the public schools and the community in Puerto Rico by sponsoring lectures on humanities topics. These lectures are presented by humanities experts with excellent academic preparation and experience in their respective fields of study.

The Lecturers Program is divided into two parts:

  • Conferences coordinated through the Endowment – The FPH has a speakers bureau of humanists who offer talks about a variety of topics in the schools, the community, municipal offices, cultural centers, etc.
  • Conferences through the University Dialogues Program – Several universities in Puerto Rico have an agreement with the FPH to offer conferences in the public and private schools of their surrounding communities. The schools interested in having speakers contact the universities directly and they coordinate the conferences offered by the professors from their institutions.

The FPH’s services can be requested by filling out the appropriate form and sending it to our institution.

REGIONAL CENTERS

The Endowment has a network of institutions around the Island that serves as a link with our offices in San Juan. The Regional Centers are cultural entities located in various communities around the Island that receive and make available to the public the Endowment’s wide variety of resources. The Centers are in charge of creating a variety of humanities projects in the regions they serve. Among other resources, they rely on a representative sample of the audiovisual collection to offer on loan to the public they serve. Forms and general information about the programs and services offered by the Endowment can be obtained by contacting the Centers.

Barceloneta

Director: Ignacio Cruz Báez

Centro Cultural de Barceloneta 57 Calle Georgetti, Barceloneta, PR 00617
787-846-4199

Corozal

Directora: Frances Marrero

Centro Histórico Turístico del Cibuco Bo. Cibuco St #818, Km 2.5, Corozal, PR
787-859-8079

Ponce

Director: Néstor Murray Chiesa

Casa Paoli, Inc.
Calle Mayor #14, Ponce, PR 00731
787-840-4115

Rincón

Director: Carlos A. González

Centro Cultural de Rincón
Bo Ensenada, Carr. 413 Km 0.2, Rincón, PR
787-823-5120

San Germán

Director: Arturo Márquez

Museo y Casa de Estudios Alfredo Ramírez de Arrellano y Rosell
PO Box 1836, San Germán, PR 00683
787-892-8870

San Juan

Director: Doreen Colón

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Avenida De Diego 299, Santurce, PR 00909
787-977-6277

Vega Baja

Director: 787-855-1364

Museo Casa Alonso
Calle Betances #34, Vega Baja, PR 00963
787-855-1364

Vieques

Director: 787-741-8651

Centro Cultural Yaureibo
471 Calle Magnolia, Vieques, PR 00765
787-741-8651