Humanities Texas is currently seeking nominations for our board of directors. Directors are selected for knowledge of or involvement in the humanities. In electing individuals to serve, Humanities Texas strives for geographical and ethnic representation and for balance between the academic and public spheres.

Click here for information on how to nominate yourself or someone else.

Do you know of an outstanding humanities teacher in your community? Until December 12th, Humanities Texas will accept nominations for the 2012 Outstanding Teaching Awards. Nominees must be full-time teachers in Texas public or private schools who teach such humanities subjects as English, language arts, foreign languages, history, or social studies. Teachers of art, drama, and music are eligible if they emphasize the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Only teachers of Texas history courses are eligible for the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award.

For more information on nomination procedures, including a downloadable version of 2012 nomination form, visit the Outstanding Teaching Awards page on our website.

From left to right: HTx Executive Director Michael L. Gillette, Coordinator of Educational Programs Liz James, State Senator Kirk Watson, award winner Melanie Schulze, Austin High School Principal Dr. Lucio Calzada, and AISD Superintendent Meria Carstarphen at a September 2010 award presentation.