Our creative energy has been booming here at Indiana Humanities, so we have decided to start a new tradition. Every Friday, we will highlight our favorite humanities finds. You’ll be connected to links we love, programs we admire, events to look forward to, folks to follow and awesome work in the public humanities!
Explore our team’s “Friday Faves” to stay in the know.
Kristen, director of communications and development, suggests checking out:
- Scientists should defend, not defund, the humanities: A “science guy” explains why we need the humanities and why we’re better off supporting a wide variety of subjects and interests at colleges (except, maybe sports)!
- Indy Reads Spelling Bee: “I love this event for many reasons: “1. I’m a nerd. 2. It raises money for a great nonprofit. 3. It’s fun!” Mark your calendar for October 28 and join us as we support our friends at Indy Reads!
Leah, director of programs and community engagement, suggests learning more about:
- The Public Collection: This new public humanities + public art project is garnering national attention. Nine installations across the city share free books, raise awareness of literacy and celebrate the pleasure of reading.
- Books@Work: “I have long been obsessed with Books@Work, which brings professor-led literature seminars to workplaces and community settings to build confidence, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity!” The site also features a must-read blog for literature lovers and public humanists.
Jacqueline, communications manager and program associate, cannot wait to attend:
- 20th Annual Public Conversation – New Dreams for Indy: After 20 years, Spirit & Place Festival is launching another public conversation. Hear from emerging local leaders (young artists, entrepreneurs, religious leaders and others) on what they envision for the future of Indianapolis. Learn about the role the arts, humanities and religion will play in our progress forward. Mark your calendar for November 15 – reserve your spot early!
- The NEH’s 50th Anniversary Social Media Event: At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, take to Twitter to share why you love the humanities in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the NEH.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.