The North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium (NEPH) fosters public projects  animated by humanistic inquiry in support of art, culture, history, and education  for a more democratic society.  Linking eleven diverse institutions across the region (Bard Graduate Center, Brown, ColumbiaCUNY Grad Center, Harvard, Lehigh, Rutgers—Newark, University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts University and Yale), the consortium provides opportunities for faculty, students, professionals, and community members to build partnerships and enhance the relationship between liberal arts and the public through public humanities practices such as historic preservation, oral history, material culture, curation and exhibition, documentary work, digital humanities, public art, cultural heritage, and more.