February 5, 2016
Friday Faves: Feb. 5

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

Interested in what we discuss by the water cooler? Peruse our “Friday Faves” below.

Keira, president and CEO:

Kristen, director of communications and development:

  • Harriet Tubman’s hymnal. A custom-made hat for Michael Jackson. Signs from the #BlackLivesMatter movement. These are just a few of things you will be able to see on display at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening later this fall. Get a sneak peek.
  • This makes me happy: From now until Feb. 15 McDonald’s is replacing toys in Happy Meals with books (Spanish language books in some locations!).

Leah, director of programs and community engagement:

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:

Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:

  • Volunteers can help to tag & transcribe images & documents in the National Archives via Citizen Archivist.
  • A unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. View Visual Complexity.

Eric Wiete, graduate public history intern:

  • Terminal Lance: The White Donkey was released this week. It sold out within 36 hours! It’s a graphic novel about the war in Iraq, written and drawn by a Marine veteran. I just got my copy yesterday and haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but it supposed to be a realistic (and critical) look at life in the military, overseas deployments, combat, and the transition to civilian life. Here’s an interview with the creator from a popular veteran blog.

Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Photo via Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Photo via Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Photo via The Washington Post and New York Public Library
Photo via The Washington Post and New York Public Library
Photo via Indiana University
Photo via Indiana University
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Photo via Mashable
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