October 21, 2016
Friday Faves: Oct. 21

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

What are your humanities highlights from the week? Read our team’s favorite finds below!

Bronwen Fetters, executive assistant and program associate:

  • We know that writers throughout the ages have been inspired by the writers who they read, knew and studied. I like this infographic that shows the ten most influential poets in history and their scope of influence—even though all ten of them are men! So it goes…
  • Hermione. Jo March. Violet Baudelaire. LOVE this blog post from the New York Public Library that lists some of the best brainy girls in children’s literature.

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications and community relations manager:

Leah Nahmias, director of programs:

George Hanlin, director of grants:

  • In this season of political discontent, we’ve seen just how important it is to foster respectful dialogue about important issues—and how quickly we can go off the rails when we listen only to ourselves and belittle those we don’t agree with. Former Indiana senator Richard Lugar has ideas around how we can address this, and author John Krull shares them in an essay he wrote for NUVO.
  • As Jacqueline mentioned, this summer and fall we’ve featured the poems of Mary Oliver on many of our Next Indiana Campfires.  I’m eager to read a new collection of her essays, which NPR touts as “a kind of sporadic spiritual autobiography.”

Keira Amstutz, president and CEO:

Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:

  • Have you ever wondered why museums and other historic sites don’t let you take photos? Here’s an interesting read on five reasons behind the bans.
  • I love that libraries, like the New York Public Library, still have human “search engines.” The CityLab article also includes fun questions over the years which have been included in sort of a “hall of fame” of inquiries

Want to share a few of your favorite links? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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