It’s Friday and we are highlighting our favorite humanities finds! Connect to links we love, programs we admire, events to look forward to, folks to follow and great work in the public humanities. Explore our team’s “Friday Faves” to stay in the know.
Keira, president and CEO:
- An interesting read: “How Suffragists Used Cookbooks As A Recipe For Subversion” via NPR.
- What’s the largest immigrant group in your state today? In 1900? View Pew Research Center’s interactive map.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
Art museums aren’t necessarily known for being innovative – but maybe it’s about time they “reinvent” themselves. Here’s a look at some ideas in The New York Times.
We’re all Serial nerds over here at Indiana Humanities, so it’s exciting to think about how many more people will have access to Season 2 (and get introduced – or re-listen to – Season 1 on Nov. 24)!
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
- Infinite Ulysses is an experiment in “participatory literature” carried out with digital humanities tools. You can read James Joyce’s powerful book, read annotations and interpretations left by other readers and leave your own comments and questions.
- As we enjoy our time at the annual state humanities councils conference, here’s a shout out to three council programs from across the country that I admire big time: Oregon’s Conversation Project, Washington’s Think & Drink, and Massachusetts’ Reading Frederick Douglass.
Jacqueline, communications manager and program associate:
- I loved reading “The Andrew Luck Book Club” via the Wall Street Journal. Our quarterback truly knows the power of the written word.
- Emma Straub, author of The Vactioners, said “I think anytime you get out of your normal routine, our eyes are a bit more open…” Check out this great list of quotes from authors that get their inspiration from travel.
Nancy, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
The Center for the Study of History and Memory offers oral history resources & is coordinating the Indiana University Bicentennial Oral History Project.
The African American Landmarks Committee helps to find, document and celebrate places significant to Indiana’s African American heritage. Learn more.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.