June 3, 2016
Friday Faves: June 3

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

We’re kicking off the first weekend of June with some fantastic highlights. We recommend reading this outdoors!

Keira, president and CEO:

Kristen, director of communications and development:

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications and community relations manager:

George Hanlin, soon-to-be director of grants:

  • When my classmates and I recited Shakespeare’s sonnet 18 for Ms. Baldwin’s English class, our pronunciation was far from proper as we compared thee to a summer’s day in our twangy Hoosier accent. But come to find out, even the most genteel speakers of today don’t say it the way the great bard would have. In this video hear how English pronunciation has evolved and how Shakespeare’s plays would have sounded to theatergoers 400 years ago.
  • My first inclination was to hit the delete button when I opened an email touting the “recent launch of a cutting edge digital historical collection that makes more than forty years of documentary studies on the culture, people and landscape of Maine available to the general public.” (Maine, eh?) But I checked it out, and the Salt Story Archive is an impressive collection of images, videos, and articles that serves as a good example of what others can do to preserve and present their own community’s stories.

Bronwen Fetters, executive assistant and program associate:

Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:

Claire Mauschbaugh, communications intern:

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

Photo via The Player's Tribune
Photo via The Player's Tribune
Photo via Wall Street Journal
Photo via Wall Street Journal
Photo via Huffington Post
Photo via Huffington Post
Photo via The New York Times
Photo via The New York Times
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