May 20, 2016
Friday Faves: May 20

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

In need of a Friday afternoon reading break? Peruse our Friday Faves below.

Leah, director of programs and community engagement:

  • Hat tip to our board member Sarah Skwire, who posted this wonderful story about astronomers using clues in an ancient poem by the Greek poet Sappho to determine when and where it was written. This is the kind of STEM + humanities cross-pollination I can really get behind!
  • New favorite thing on the internet: Sovietskiye Reaktsii, a Twitter account that wryly, hilariously meme-ifies Soviet propaganda posters with internet slang.
  • Attention Anglophiles: My British friend Max posted this incredible tour of the British Isles in accents (turn your sound on!). Max’s friend, a miffed Midlander who noticed his home region was absent on the tour, posted this delightful poem, “From the Midlands,” written and performed by poet Toby Campion.

Kristen, director of communications and development:

Nancy Conner, current director of grants and Novel Conversations:

  • For the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Indiana Humanities helped to fund a series of original essays by scholars, titled Hoosier Voices Now.
  • Read the story behind Morgan’s Raid (by historian George Geib, a former IH board member) or learn about the Civil War Arsenal that is now on the grounds of Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis.

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:

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

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

Photo via Clive Thomspon
Photo via Clive Thomspon
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Photo via New York Times
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