Every Friday, we highlight 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.
Kristen, director of communications and development, wants you to check out:
- How to Get a Job of the Future with a Liberal Arts Degree, from Fast Company: It’s yet another argument for getting a liberal arts degree – but it’s also how to get a job once you have that degree in hand. Get an internship (or two or three), travel. Take a coding class over the summer. Your liberal arts degree will help you get a job, but just like any job-seeker, you need to be well-rounded.
- #NEHTurns50: Lots of love for the humanities filled up our feed on Tuesday in celebration of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ 50th Anniversary! Why do you love the humanities? BONUS! Check out Cultural Capital: 50 Years Of Investment In U.S. Arts And Humanities on All Things Considered. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the NEH and NEA, NEH Chairman William Adams and NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu discuss the past, present and future.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement, enjoyed these reads:
- Stop Googling. Let’s talk.: This article alerts us to the insidious ways technology disconnects us. The author observes, “We’ve gotten used to being connected all the time, but we have found ways around conversation — at least from conversation that is open-ended and spontaneous, in which we play with ideas and allow ourselves to be fully present and vulnerable. But it is in this type of conversation — where we learn to make eye contact, to become aware of another person’s posture and tone, to comfort one another and respectfully challenge one another — that empathy and intimacy flourish. In these conversations, we learn who we are.”
- 10 Perfect Literary Quotes to Welcome Fall : This great list allows us to get a bit poetic about the changing of the seasons, reminiscing on the best quotes including Anne Shirley’s timeless observation, ““I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
Jacqueline, communications manager and program associate, had to share:
The Map Of Literary Genres Every Book Nerd Needs: I am HUGE fan infographics. This beautiful map details many genres of literature. From romance to mystery, there is a location for every good read.
- These VCs Bet $100 Million on Ideas with a Liberal Arts Twist: Social insight plays a huge role in XFund’s selection of investment opportunities. This article walks through the apparent importance of the “team building” skills that come along with a liberal arts degree.
Nancy, director of grants and Novel Conversations, suggests checking out:
- An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe: The Grandfather of American Science Fiction and Horror: Join the folks at the Lanier Mansion for an evening of suspense, as you explore Poe’s short yet creative life. Plus, this project is one of our Humanities Initiative Grants!
- Six Hispanic Literary Grants: Explore facts about these sonnet masters of the Spanish Golden age and nobel alureates of the 20th Century! You’ll find lessons plans, interactive timelines and more!
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.