March 4, 2016
Friday Faves: March 4

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

From wildlife to book clubs, we’re highlighting our favorite finds of the week.

Keira, president and CEO:

Kristen, director of communications and development:

Leah, director of programs and community engagement:

  • I just discovered the Muse feature on the New York Times, which has illustrators create beautiful drawings of discovery, adventure or escape. Venture to the Cahokia Mounds (a long-standing source of fascination for me), or follow Lewis & Clark on their Voyage of Discovery!
  • Medievalists and scientists are helping each other in all kinds of surprising ways; here are 15 examples. I’m BLOWN AWAY that a 10th century medical text has a remedy for a drug-resistant strain of MRSA! There are also cathedrals, lasers, illuminated manuscripts and densitometers, fractals and Islamic design.

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:

Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:

Eric Wiete, public history intern:

  • “Fallujah: A Story of War, Hope & Healing” will debut at the Long Beach Opera on March 18. Fallujah is the first opera on the Iraq war experience and is based off the real stories of USMC Sergeant (ret) Christian Ellis. The event will also be live-streamed at Fallujah Live Stream.

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

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