We’re wrapping up a busy and exciting week here at the Meredith Nicholson House. Check out a few of the topics we could not stop chatting about this week in our “Friday Faves.”
Keira, president and CEO:
- A wonderful article: “The Late, Great Alan Rickman Reads Shakespeare, Proust, & Hardy.”
- We’re looking forward to the Art & Soul 2016 Kickoff Celebration this Saturday (Jan. 30) at 12:15 pm at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Learn more here.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- A new campaign from Ford Foundation encourages us to have a public (and social) conversation about inequality using #InequalityIs. Check it out and add your voice.
- Our Humanities Initiative Grant deadline is Feb. 1! Apply for up to $2,000 for a humanities program in your community. Learn more.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
The Anglo-Saxon Rainbow: more than you ever wanted to know about how early medieval glassmakers brightened up the Dark Ages.
How cool is it that Emory University offers a class focused on the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Case Project? Students investigate unresolved crimes committed against African Americans during the civil rights era, in the process applying a number of humanities methods to real world problems. They recently helped find the grave of a man killed in 1948 for attempting to vote.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- We attended Visit Indy’s Annual Meeting yesterday! Some incredible statistics on the state of tourism in the Circle City (27.4 million visitors. 75,000 jobs.) Read more about the record-breaking numbers and continue the #loveindy buzz here.
- First we had authors, NOW we have 202 fictional characters! Discover the Myers-Briggs types of your favorite literary stars.
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- Confused by the 2016 Presidential Elections? Here’s some help: MIT OpenCourseWare’s course in U.S. National Elections, complete with lecture notes.
- NPR.org has a regular series, Three Books, offering one theme, three great reads.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.