January 27, 2017
Friday Faves: Jan. 27

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

It’s Friday and you know what that means . . . we’re sharing our favorite humanities finds of the week! Have a few you want to share? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communication and development:

  • I’m super excited about the idea of this new linguistics museum in D.C. Not entirely sure what one will do at a linguistics museum, but with a name like Planet Word, and free admittance, I’m game to give it a try.
  • Have you ever wanted to pick up the phone and talk to someone who’s no longer alive? After devastating natural disasters in Japan, thousands of people have made a pilgrimage to do just that–even though the phone is disconnected.

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications and community relations manager:

  • Get physical at the Met! MetLiveArts has commissioned The Museum Workout. An early morning group journey through the museum, complete with disco music and instructors donning sequined dresses and tennis shoes. I am SO into it.
  • 2016 was a big year for Indianapolis. 28.2 million visitors, $4.9 billion in economic impact and 77,800 jobs. There’s a lot to boast about. Watch this video and then share your excitement on social media by tagging #loveindy.

George Hanlin, director of grants:

  • Now that the federal government officially recognizes the people of Indiana as Hoosiers, I thought it would be a good time to share this map of state nicknames from 1884. And if you’re one of those who think “Indianan” sounds more dignified than “Hoosier,” well . . . at least we’re not suckers, pukes, or corn crackers.

  • From the New York Times comes a touching story of a photo album, a determined researcher, and tales of one family’s journey from the tobacco fields of North Carolina to the dance halls of Harlem.

Bronwen Fetters, executive assistant and program associate:

Leah Nahmias, director of programs:

Photo via CityLab
Photo via CityLab
Photo via Visit Indy
Photo via Visit Indy
Photo via The Telegraph
Photo via The Telegraph
Photo via Slate
Photo via Slate
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