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June 18, 2016

Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Islamic Family Experience

A unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. The Neighbor2Neighbor Series is part of Humanities Tennessee's Conversations Bureau program and is presented in partnership with the Faith & Culture Center, the Muslim Women & Council, and the Nashville International Center for Empowerment, with generous support from the Nissan Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

May 27, 2016

Family Diversity: Past, Present, and Future

What do we envision when we hear “American family?” How is the definition of ‘family’ changing and why? Whether nuclear, step, foster, extended, transnational, adoptive, or informal, American families are more diverse than ever. The structures of families are changing. Families, now more than ever, are influenced by other social and cultural shifts, such as the rise of single parent households, divorce, opting for cohabitation over marriage, and same-sex marriage. Each of these new definitions of family is rooted in broader economic and social changes that are underway in the U.S. and around the world.


 

May 23, 2016

"Leading the Charge: The Ongoing Legacy of Anthony and Douglass"

"Leading the Charge: The Ongoing Legacy of Anthony and Douglass" is a free community symposium that features the speeches of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass with an interactive panel discussion to follow.

May 19, 2016

Writing with Scissors: The American Scrapbook in History

Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks ��" the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African-American janitors to farmwomen, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their readings. In scrapbooks, 19th-century readers spoke back to the media; they treasured what mattered to them. African Americans and women's rights activists collected, concentrated, and critiqued accounts from a press that they did not control to create "unwritten histories" in books they wrote with scissors. Whether scrapbook makers pasted their clippings into blank books, sermon collections, or the pre-gummed scrapbook that Mark Twain invented, they claimed ownership of their reading. They created their own democratic archives.



 

April 20, 2016

Journey to the West in Wisconsin

"Journey to the West" is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century. The novel is an extended account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Xuanzang who traveled to the "Western Regions" to obtain sacred texts and returned after many trials and much suffering. The book is the selected feature for the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities's annual program that deeply explores a classic humanities world text.

March 5, 2016

Reno Chamber Orchestra: Pre-Concert Talk and Concert featuring pianist Derek Han

A pre-concert talk will begin at 6:45 p.m. and end at 7:10 p.m. Moderated by RCO Associate Executive Director Chris Morrison and featuring Music Director Theodore Kuchar and the concert’s guest artist, the conversation is non-technical, designed for a general audience, and typically includes a question-and-answer segment for audience participation. The talk and program notes provide information on the music to be performed, the composers, and the historical and cultural background of the music.

March 2, 2016 to March 4, 2016

Oxford Conference for the Book Returns for 23rd Year

The 2016 Oxford Conference for the Book will be the 23nd annual event to celebrate books, reading, and writing, while also examining the practical concerns on which the literary arts and the humanities depend, including the process of finding publication, writing methods, and the state of publishing.

December 4, 2015

Medical History, Digital Humanities, and Data Analysis: Exploring the Impact of the Russian Flu 1889-1890

Faculty members and students from Virginia Tech will present the preliminary results of their research from the “Tracking the Russian Flu in U.S. and German Medical and Popular Reports, 1889-1893” project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities-German Research Foundation Bilateral Digital Humanities Program. 

October 28, 2015

Indian Country Remembers: Treaty Rights in 1950s and 1960s

Indian Country Remembers: Treaty Rights in 1950s and 1960s -  Wisconsin-Public Presentation and Fourm at the McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

September 25, 2015 to September 26, 2015

50th Anniversary of NEH-- Democracy and the Humanities

Two-day Symposium at Loyola University Maryland commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities

September 19, 2015

Atlanta's Living History: Uncovering Atlanta's History Through Archival Research"

As part of Emory University's 100 year celebration of its move to Atlanta, the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) will host a panel of humanities scholars who will explore MARBL materials and their relationship to the surrounding area through an exercise in archival research.

March 25, 2015 to March 27, 2015

Oxford Conference for the Book Returns for 22nd Year

The 2015 Oxford Conference for the Book will be the 22nd annual event to celebrate books, reading, and writing, while also examining the practical concerns on which the literary arts and the humanities depend, including the process of finding publication, writing methods, and the state of publishing. The conference convenes fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, students, librarians, and literacy advocates for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and social events celebrating the written word.

November 14, 2014 to November 15, 2014

A Fire Never Extinguished - How the Civil War Continues to Shape Civic and Cultural Life in America

The Civil War casts a long shadow in the United States. As Robert Penn Warren put it in his classic 1961 book, The Legacy of the Civil War, “many clear and objective facts about America are best understood in reference to the Civil War.”

October 26, 2014

Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract

Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today.

October 23, 2014

Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract

Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today.

October 19, 2014

Created Equal: Conversations on the American Contract

Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today.

September 13, 2014 to October 24, 2014

Journey Stories

Journey stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – and are a central element of our personal heritage.

September 11, 2014

Created Equal: Conversations on the American Social Contract

Mass Humanities celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a film-and-discussion program that takes on urgent questions about the American social contract today.

May 26, 2014

Gray County Korean War Veterans Oral History Project

Public event to share the results of a yearlong oral history project to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Gray County's Korean War veterans.

May 18, 2014

Mozart's 'Vesperae Solennes de Confessore' and Schubert's 'Mass in A flat Major'

The Philadelphia Singers has been the mid-Atlantic region's premier chorus for over forty years, garnering national acclaim for artistic excellence.

May 13, 2014

Now What? – A Conversation on Equality and Education

This is the first installment of Now What? a five-part series of off-the-cuff conversations with some of the country's most interesting thinkers talking about today's front-page issues.

March 26, 2014 to March 28, 2014

21st Oxford Conference for the Book

The annual conference, which convenes fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, students and literacy advocates for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops and social events celebrating the written word, takes place on the University of Mississippi campus and at various off-campus venues in Oxford, MS.

March 19, 2014 to March 21, 2014

AMERICAN CIVIL WARS - The Entangled Histories of the United States, Latin America, and Europe in the 1860s

This conference will bring together leading specialists of various areas to reinterpret the quintessentially American conflict between North and South as part of an international web of war, imperialism, revolution, and emancipation that enveloped the Atlantic world in the 1860s.

March 12, 2014

Created Equal: The Abolitionists & Slavery by Another Name

The Abolitionists brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.

February 9, 2014

Fourteenth Annual Frederick Douglass Community Read-a-Thon

This event is being held in celebration of African American History Month and honors Douglass as one of the great men of the 19th century, an early advocate for African American civil rights and the rights of women

February 5, 2014

National Youth Summit: Freedom Summer

Students across the country will join together for a virtual National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer and civic engagement

October 30, 2013 to October 30, 2014

Marshall Field and Selfridge

Beyond breaking new ground in retail, both Field and Selfridge inspired social change. For example, their popularized slogan "give the lady what she wants" helped women gain the freedom to shop and socialize without their husbands. Moreover, their "Bargain Basement" de-stratified economic classes in retail, providing high-quality merchandise at an affordable price.

November 17, 2012

Constitutionally Speaking -The Conversation Continues: How Does the Constitution Keep Up with the Times?

Nine constitutional scholars and authors share their perspectives in 15-minute TED-x style talks.

November 11, 2012

Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day: Healing through the Humanities

Veterans, their families, and the community are invited to just listen or to tell their stories through visual art, performance, and the written word.