NHA is an advocacy organization supported by more than eighty members, including: professional associations; scholarly societies; higher education associations; library and museum associations; historical societies; humanities research centers; state humanities councils; scholarly publishers.
Privately incorporated and governed by a distinguished board of trustees from academic, professional, and public life, the Center was planned under the auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and began operation in 1978. It provides a national focus for the best work in the liberal arts, drawing attention to the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every area of humanistic investigation. By encouraging excellence in scholarship, the Center seeks to insure the continuing strength of the liberal arts and to affirm the importance of the humanities in American life.
DHQ publishes a wide range of peer-reviewed materials, including:
-Editorials and provocative opinion pieces
-Experiments in interactive media
-Reviews of books, web sites, new media art installations, digital humanities systems and tools.