Wrap up April with our favorite finds of the week.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
A Roman Legion (of volunteers) is cleaning up the dirty Tiber riverfront and installing an incredible temporary artwork, featuring figures from Roman history, that doubles as a graffiti clean-up scheme. Stupendous!
Our friend Modupe Labode, who teaches African American Studies and Museum Studies at IUPUI, guest blogged for us as part of the Next Indiana Bookshelf series. She writes about the poetry of Etheridge Knight, one of the authors featured on the Bookshelf, and how his work resonates for Indiana’s present and future.
Adam Davidson (brilliant founder of the Planet Money podcast) traces the economic ups and downs of Worcester, Massachusetts and the American middle class through the different lines of his family tree.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- A rare glimpse at the pages of Salvador Dali’s diary. Check out the colors, doodles, numbers and more.
- A little humor! Read the abridged summaries of these classic novels – comic style.
Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:
- Head to the state parks on Sunday, May 1 to celebrate FREE admission day. DYK you could also “check out” state park passes at Indiana libraries?
- Don’t forget to vote on May 3 and take your ID. Learn more about Indiana voter laws, see provisional ballots and more.
- Participate in the Andrew Luck Book Club!
- The first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories was published in 1930. I’m pretty sure I have read all of the nancy Drew mysteries at least twice!
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- An in-depth discussion of Thomas Kuhn and the structure of scientific revolutions.
- Here’s a primer on American political conventions.
Do you have any humanities highlights from this week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.