Humanities Councils

The Great Books Foundation is partnering with many state humanities councils to develop Talking Service programs in communities across the country. The councils that are sponsoring Talking Service identify host sites for the programs in their states. The host sites then schedule a series of discussion programs, recruit participants, and find or train discussion leaders. Typically, the programs consist of four to six 90-minute sessions spread over two to three months.

If you are on the staff of a state humanities council that is not yet part of the growing Talking Service network and are interested in finding out how your council can participate, please contact Louise Galpine via email at

The following state humanities councils have sponsored Talking Service:

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