It’s that time again! Peruse our favorite links of the week.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- Next week, THE event to go to this summer hits Mass Ave. That’s right, our historic bar crawl. Tickets are SOLD OUT for Wednesday night, but join us on Tuesday night for this year’s Cold War themed event called “Duck & Cover.” Can’t make it? Follow along on social media at #historicbarcrawl.
- The Elkhart Jazz Festival is offering a two-day student workshop. In one of the sessions, supported with a grant from Indiana Humanities, noted jazz historian John Hasse will teach students about the development of the genre and its heritage (the public is invited too). Hasse’s session is Thursday, June 23, at 1:15 p.m. Learn more.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications and community relations manager:
- Goosebumps. For 16 days, residents of Northern Italy will be able to walk on water. Artist Christo has connected two small islands and a mainland with a walkway of yellow-orange fabric. The work entitled, “The Floating Piers” is definitely a site to see.
- Travel back in time and explore 170,000 photographs of America in the 1930s and 40s.
George Hanlin, soon-to-be director of grants:
- In a week that’s been dominated by heartbreaking news, it was nice to read this New York Times article demonstrating the fundamental goodness of human beings.
- This year we’re not just celebrating Indiana’s bicentennial—we’re also celebrating the centennial of our Indiana State Parks! To honor Indiana’s 100th birthday in 1916, Carl Lieber, Juliet Strauss, and others helped establish the state parks system, and in recognition of this milestone anniversary, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is hosting dozens of activities. You can learn more on the DNR’s website.
Bronwen Fetters, executive assistant and program associate:
- Period dress, pub crawls and dramatic readings, oh my! Yesterday was Bloomsday. If you’re not familiar with the Joycean holiday, here’s a nice description of its origin, history, and celebratory practices.
- If you are a book-lover but don’t already know about outofprintclothing.com, you should check it out. Lately, it has been one of my favorite places to order gifts for my literature-loving friends and family members…and admittedly for myself too! They have mugs, apparel, tote bags, coasters, etc., and their selection is wonderful and varied. I mean, who could resist these Edgar Allan Poe-ka dot socks?!
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- Check out this Statehood Timeline (H-MIDWEST).
- A new project is giving slave burial grounds in the United States something they’ve long been deprived of: visibility. The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans (NBDEA) is a collaboration between the Periwinkle Initiative and Fordham University, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the 1772 Foundation. It intends “to establish a process of official documentation for burials and burial grounds of enslaved Americans in the United States,” as the NBDEA site states.
Do you have any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.