April 7, 2017
Friday Faves: April 7

Connect to links we love, programs we admire, events to look forward to, folks to follow and great work in the public humanities.

We’re talking S-Town, Henry VIII and more in our favorite humanities finds of the week. Read on!

Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:

  • Many of us at Indiana Humanities have been sucked into S-Town this week. Highly recommend you binge listen to this series—full of colorful and sometimes inappropriate language, I must warn you. I won’t soon forget the characters in this real-life drama.

 

George Hanlin, director of grants:

  • An Indianapolis nonprofit called Big Car Collaborative understands the value that the arts bring to communities. That’s why it has started a program to help artists buy houses in its own neighborhood—and why it has put safeguards in place to ensure that they’re able to stay. Fast Company has the story.

  • This week marks the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I, and I was fortunate to attend a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial marking the occasion. The state of Indiana has formed a World War I Centennial Committee that’s working with communities across the state to commemorate the Hoosiers who served, and you can learn more about the efforts at the committee’s website. Meanwhile, if you’ve never been to the war memorial (which was built in the 1920s in honor of Indiana’s WWI veterans), make an effort to visit. It’s one of the state’s most beautiful (and underappreciated) spaces.

 

Leah Nahmias, director of programs:

 

Bronwen Fetters, executive assistant and program associate:

  • Since the world can always use more Gilbert Blythe (SWOON), I was pleased this week when Netflix released a trailer for the Anne of Green Gables miniseries that’s set to air on May 12. I’m excited but doubtful that the new rendering will even come close to the perfection of the 1985 CBC version. 

  • Ever since I watched The Six Wives of Henry VIII on PBS a few weeks ago, I’ve had a giant girl-crush on historian Lucy Worsley. Here’s a great article about her that ran in The Guardian this week. 

 

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO:

  • This week marked the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. I was grateful to find this searchable Gold Star honor roll book that lists by county every Hoosier who died in the war. 

 

Claire Mauschbaugh, communications and event associate:

 

Have a few you want to share? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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