May 13, 2016
Friday Faves: May 13

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

Start a good conversation this weekend with some great links in our “Friday Faves.”

Keira, president and CEO:

Leah, director of programs and community engagement:

Kristen, director of communications and development:

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:

  • “Invisible Stories” come alive when you click these blank Instagram posts.
  • “Libraries are exceptional buildings and reference points in cities since they’re usually distinguished by their architectural quality.” Check out these graphic posters of libraries reduced to the most basic of geometric shapes.

Nancy Conner, current director of grants and Novel Conversations:

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

  • The Indianapolis Business Journal reports on a study by BioCrossroads, an Indiana life sciences business development group, indicating that Indiana is doing a poor job of retaining college graduates with degrees in science, engineering, and information technology. The competition for talent is real, and Hoosiers have to step up our game in order to make state a desirable place to live. The humanities play an important role in improving quality of life, and this is a case where organizations such as Indiana Humanities can team with our more technical counterparts to achieve a common goal of attracting and retaining the best and brightest.

  • Think you’re a hoarder? Check out this Italian family that’s been holding onto 600 years’ worth of paperwork. Their collection spans thousands of square feet and is a historian’s dream come true.

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

Photo via National Geographic
Photo via National Geographic
Photo via Daily Journal
Photo via Daily Journal
Photo via Butler University
Photo via Butler University
Photo via New York Times
Photo via New York Times
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