After a wonderful holiday break, we’re back with the 2016 edition of “Friday Faves.”
Keira, president and CEO:
- Jennifer Delgadillo of Sky Blue Window speaks with Editor in Chief of Eñe magazine, Karla Romero in Ñ is for Latino Indy.
- Fantastic images of the fashion of the future. Washington Post shares a great article on “How people a century ago imagined we’d dress today.” Read it now.
Kristen, director of communications and development
- I know we talk about this a lot, but never fear humanities degree-holder or -seeker, your degree is valuable! Read these 5 reasons your humanities degree might even help you get a job in a STEM field.
- 2016 has arrived, and in case you need a reminder – it’s the year of Indiana’s Bicentennial. Throughout the year, Indiana Historical Society will produce a weekly “Bicentennial Minute” narrated by Jane Pauley to help you celebrate and learn about our history. Here’s the first episode.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
If you love Twitter and Hoosier history as much as I do, then you must follow Ray Boomhower (@RayBoomhower). Ray, the senior director of the Indiana Historical Society Press, shares all kinds of great Hoosier lore and lately, lots of incredible historic maps from the I.H.S. collection, like this Lincoln Boyhood map from 1934.
For historic coiffure enthusiasts (as well as those interested in how digital projects can make the humanities fun and accessible), I present without further comment: Design your own 18th century Marie Antoinette-style wig.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- Interested in some fun historic facts to celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial? Sign up to receive the “Hoosier History Highlights” in your inbox (weekly!)
- I am quite a nerd when it comes to personality tests. I just find them fascinating! Here’s a look at the Myer Briggs types of 101 famous authors.
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- H-Midwest, a new network on the H-Net Humanities and Social Science Online website, recently launched with an opening roundtable on “Why Midwestern Studies?” Check it out.
- Curling, a sport especially popular in Canada and Scandinavia, is one of my favorites for winter viewing. Here’s a casual fan’s guide to curling.
Eric Wiete, public history intern:
- Monday, Jan. 11 is the Indiana Veterans’ Legislative Day at the state capitol. Veterans are invited to tour the capital building, meet with legislators, and learn about upcoming legislation. Interested veterans can find information here and click here to register.
- Are you an Indiana history nerd? Join us and our friends at Sun King Brewing for a night of Indiana trivia on Monday, Jan 11 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your friends and snag some prizes! Learn more here.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.