It’s the first Friday in December and we are highlighting our favorite humanities finds! Explore our team’s “Friday Faves” to stay in the know.
Keira, president and CEO:
- 46 holiday cookie recipes from all over the world. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this read.
- Excited to see you are able to order Mapping Indiana at the Indiana Historical Society’s Author Fair tomorrow! It’s a 13×17, 320-page, hand-stitched piece of art. Our former intern, Amber, is involved with this project!
- Rabbi Sandy Sasso, our board member, spoke at a forum entitled “Is Faith Under Attack?” last night. Read more here.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- Technology can bring the demise of societies, but I love that this new technology could help us discover some long lost lands: “The future of archaeology is not digging anything up?”
- I’m sure you’ve heard the 99 percent news, but have you read the Zuckerberg/Chan letter to their daughter yet? It’s a beautiful example of what we all wish for our children, and our children’s children. Read the letter.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
I’m learning a lot by reading this blog about African American suburbia in Indianapolis, part of a course at IUPUI on the same topic.
- English is a uniquely bizarre language (ask anyone who’s had to learn it as a non-native speaker). I loved this essay about all its weirdest quirks.
I’m looking forward to the launch of the IUPUI School Liberal Arts new “History Talks” series, kicking off next Thursday with Professor Jim Madison talking “Two Hundred Years of Hoosiers” at Indiana Landmarks. Event details here.
Jacqueline, communications manager and program associate:
- Wow! Read this fascinating article on the power of storytelling in Iceland. The country has “more books published and more books read per person than anywhere else in the world, according to a BBC report.”
- Check out these 10 vintage photos of Indianapolis via Indy Star.
Nancy, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- Learn about Indy Literary Arts. The group includes businesses, libraries, non-profits and more working together to develop public awareness of the literary community & events in central Indiana.
- When I set my clocks, I like to use the Official Time of the United States, as provided by the U.S. Naval Observatory: USNO Master Clock.
Eric, public history intern:
- Save the date for Connor Prairie’s “Coffee and Doughnuts 19th Century Style” program on Jan. 16. You’ll help roast green coffee beans at the hearth, process your own fresh java, and bake the perfect complement of breads and doughnuts.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.