We’re highlighting our favorite finds of the week (and surprisingly, we are spanning more than #MarchMadness).
Keira, president and CEO:
- Donald Davidson recaps the tradition of “Kissing the Bricks” on the IMS blog.
- This story combines two of my favorite things – literature and food. A literary guide to Indy’s eats!
- Handwriting Expert Makes New Shakespeare Discoveries – read it all in the Wall Street Journal.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- What if we paid people to vote? Or fined them if they didn’t? Here’s a look at strategies that could increase our dismal voter turnout.
- Head over to the beautiful Indiana Landmarks Center on March 23 to see “Frank’s Home” a play about Frank Lloyd Wright featuring the wonderfully talented John Thomas.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
- The Howard Society Historical Society recently conducted an oral history project with Kokomo community members about divisions surrounding Ryan White’s HIV diagnosis. It’s an excellent example of how public humanities projects can not only document the past but also promote healthy conversations in the present that surface tensions and lead to healing.
Over on the Indiana Historical Society blog, in honor of Women’s History Month, learn the story of how Hoosiers organized to advocate for support of the Equal Rights Amendment. Indiana was the last state to ratify the ERA before it ultimately failed.
Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:
- This former BYU professor has read every Pulitzer award-winning novel. See his beautiful bookshelf and maybe get inspired to step up your own reading game!
- I don’t know about you, but I am finally getting back on track after losing an hour of sleep earlier this week! Read more about the strange and “surprising” history of Day Light Saving Time.
Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- It may be the nice weather that reminds me how much I enjoy train travel. I’ve ridden 5 of these trains.
- “I have a funny accent because I speak more than one language.”
Do you have any humanities highlights from this week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.