We’re highlighting our favorite finds of the week. Check out a few of the links we don’t want you to miss:
Keira, president and CEO:
- Let’s combine artistry and chemistry! Check out this Washington Post article on the examination of the old practices of photography. Read the story here.
Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:
- The thing about the Hamilton musical is, you don’t just like it. You get obsessed. Here’s one example of a recent obsession I love: artist Kyle Ragsdale’s mixed media art inspired by the soundtrack.
- John Green answered 50 questions from SnapChat in 4 minutes – about everything from yes, Hamilton, to his upcoming book – spoiler alert: it takes place in Indy! I love the way he’s always engaging his super fans.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
- Elsewhere on the IH blog, I had fun sharing some of the process behind our Next Indiana Campfires project, as well as giving a sneak peek of some of the incredible adventures we’ve planned. See you on the trail soon!
- This is an example of what my grad school professor Ray would call the “responsive museum”: German museums are training Syrian and Iraqi refugees to give Arabic-language tours of their collections for other refugees. All involved make connections between the cultures of their new and old homes.
- I loved learning about how humanities scholars and sound engineers are tracing the “acoustic fingerprints” of lost eras by recreating historic soundscapes. I also learned how ancient and medieval churches were built to create slap echo, or as the ancients called it, the sound of angels’ wings.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- I am so touched by this story. Authors, libraries and communities unite to rebuild a little girl’s personal library after a fire. It’s amazing how much hope is found inside the pages of a novel!
- Love books? Love social media? You’ll get a giggle out of this. Learn how to “bookstagram” like pro.
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- I have always loved this story. It may sound like technology, but it also has to do with oral history, folklore and the culture of programming. And here’s the translation!
Do you have any humanities highlights from this week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.