Annual Fall Conference

Exploring a Humanities Subject in Depth

Annual Fall Conference

Each November since 1974, the Vermont Humanities Council has explored a humanities topic in depth at its fall conference. Over about a day and a half, conference goers explore a humanities topic through a variety of lectures with experts in their field. Scholars and attendees discuss topics with one another and share in camaraderie.

Democracy is a We cartoon

Fall Conference 2020: Democracy 20/20

Join us online, and then in person, at our 47th annual Fall Conference as we take a clear-eyed look at the theory and practice of democracy. We’ll pay special attention to the current state of civic engagement in the United States. How can we work to bring people together when we are so divided? Learn more about Democracy 20/20.

Conference image from This Is What Democracy Looks Like: A Graphic Guide to Governance by The Center for Cartoon Studies, drawings by Dan Nott ’18, Kevin Czap. Read the comic online at

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