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National Humanities Medal

National Humanities Medal
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Obverse of the medal
Awarded forfor exceptional contributions in the humanities
LocationWashington, D.C.
CountryUnited States
Presented byPresident of the United States
First awarded1963
Website[www.nsf.gov]
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Ribbon of the medal
Stephen H. Balch receives the National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush

The National Humanities Medal is an American award that annually recognizes several individuals, groups, or institutions for work that has "deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans' access to important resources in the humanities."[1]

The annual Charles Frankel Prize in the Humanities was established in 1988 and succeeded by the National Humanities Medal in 1997. The token is a bronze medal designed by a 1995 Frankel Prize winner, David Macaulay.[1]

Medals are conferred once annually, usually by the U.S. President, to as many as twelve living candidates and existing organizations nominated early in the calendar year. The President selects the winners in consultation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.[2]

NEH asks that nominators consult the list of previous winners and consider the National Medal of Arts to recognize contributions in "the creative or performing arts".[2]

Recipients

Medalists are listed by year, then alphabetically.[3]

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997

Charles Frankel Prize

1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989

References

  1. ^ a b "Awards and Honors". About NEH: Awards. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Retrieved January 23, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "National Humanities Medals Nominations". NEH. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Winners of the National Humanities Medal and the Charles Frankel Prize". NEH. Retrieved January 23, 2009.
  4. ^ Choudhury, Uttara (February 13, 2012). "Amartya Sen to receive US Humanities Medal from Obama". First Post.