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 awesome work in the public humanities. Explore our team’s “Friday Faves” to stay in the know.
Keira, president and CEO:
- “A new chapter in the world’s oldest story” via The Washington Post: Fascinating in light of the concern over the destruction of antiquities in the Middle East.
- In an intimate conversation, President Obama and an author he admires, Marilynne Robinson, discuss writing, religion, Midwestern values, and more. View the convo.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- Here’s a great map of 200 Indiana authors and where they’re from.
- Didn’t score a ticket for TEDxIndianapolis on Oct. 20? Watch the livestream here.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
- GIF IT UP 2015: This fun project encourages you to take old public domain photos from digitized archival collections and turn ‘em into gifs — the more creative, the better! A few delights so far: fluttery engravings of butterflies, sparkle rocking horse magic pony rides and exploding WWII propaganda posters.
- Whoa, someone figured out how to put 170,000 digitized New Deal photographs from the Works Progress Administration into an easily searchable map! Set aside some to geek out on the Photogrammar website created by Yale University with NEH funding. You might be surprised which Indiana county is best represented in the collection. View the map.
Jacqueline, communications manager and program associate:
- 20 Handwriting Instagram Accounts: After taking a look at these beautiful shots of work, I was immediately inspired. There is something so special about the blend of design and the written word.
- “Artist-Designed Miniature Libraries Make Literacy Open, Free and Beautiful” via Good: More love for the Circle City’s Public Collection!
Nancy, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- In 2016, the Indiana State Parks will celebrate their Centennial. Learn more.
- Venture out on the National Scenic Byway in rural southern Indiana: Take a day and explore Indiana’s Historic Pathways. You’ll find countryside, memorable historic districts and a greater understanding of Indiana’s past.
An Indiana Humanities team favorite:
- The Depauw Prindle Institute sent over some awesome swag. Check out these fun stickers pictured on the right.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.