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
1979 Concha Meléndez View Details
1980 Lidio Cruz Monclova El libro en la cultura puertorriqueña View Details
1981 Margot Arce de Vázquez Lo idílico en El Quijote: La historia de Marcela y Grisóstomo View Details
1982 Francisco Arriví Voluntad de ser puertorriqueño en mi poesía, teatro y ensayo View Details
1983 José A. Balseiro Puerto Rico en mi obra View Details
1984 Enrique A. Laguerre Puerto Rico más allá de su historia visible View Details
1985 Isabel Gutiérrez del Arroyo Don Juan Alejo de Arizmendi: Primer Obispo puertorriqueño View Details
1986 Jaime Benítez La crisis en la civilización contemporánea View Details
1987 María Teresa Babín Artistas de la supervivencia cultural en Puerto Rico View Details
1989 Arturo Morales Carrión (póstumo) Las Humanidades en el currículo View Details
1990 Ricardo Alegría Apuntes en torno a mi contribución en defensa, fomento y enriquecimiento de la cultura puertorriqueña View Details
1991 Manuel Álvarez Nazario | Josefína de Álvarez La lengua como signo raigal de la puertorriqueñidad | La literatura como signo raigal de la puertorriqueñidad View Details
1992 Ismael Rodríguez Bou Episodios de mi vida como educador View Details
1993 Manuel Méndez Ballester El ser puertorriqueño y su lengua (a la luz de la filosofía de Heidegger) View Details
1994 Francisco Lluch Mora Cuatro instancias en la poesía de Luis Cartaña View Details
1996 Luis Rafael Sánchez ¿Por qué escribe usted? View Details
1997 José Ferrer Canales Hostos y Giner View Details
1998 Luis E. González Vales Al servicio de Clío. El oficio de Historiador Oficial de Puerto Rico View Details
1999 Aida R. Caro Costas Breve historia del adoquín sanjuanero View Details
2000 Luis M. Díaz Soler Un estudiante ante su disciplina View Details
2001 Mercedes López Baralt Mestizo, me lo llamo yo a boca llena: Sobre la textualidad de la hibrides en los comentarios reales del Inca Garcilaso View Details
2002 Laura Gallego Evocación de José Antonio Dávila View Details
2003 Arturo Echavarría | Luce López Baralt El canon literario | La alabanza a Dios que nos enseñó el lenguaje de los pájaros View Details
2004 Fernando Picó Raíces históricas de la violencia en Puerto Rico View Details
2005 Osiris Delgado El concepto de la vanguardia-falsedad y autenticidad en las artes plásticas View Details
2006 Antonio Martorell Humanidad es… View Details
2007 Luis Nieves Falcón El asedio de la humanidad en Puerto Rico: La represión política View Details
2008 Ana Helvia Quintero Abriendo posibilidades View Details
2009 Ángel G. Quintero Rivera El humanismo ecológico y la sociología del trabajo y la cultura View Details
2010 Thomas Marvel y Lucilla Fuller Una arquitectura para Puerto Rico/Anticipando una planificación integral y justa View Details
2011 María de los Ángeles Castro y Gervasio García Power contra Meléndez Bruna: la lucha por la España de todos View Details
2012 Gonzalo Córdova Mi ruta hacia las humanidades View Details
2013 Flavia Lugo Vivir las humanidades View Details
2014 Arturo V. Dávila Rodríguez José Pablo Morales Miranda: El humanismo en los Valles del Toa View Details
2015 Teodoro Vidal En proceso… View Details
2016 Arcadio Díaz Sobre los finales View 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