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:
- Color brings new life to our archives. Check out these “Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color” via Business Insider.
- Take a fascinating look at the dreams of the future from those in our past. View “What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like” via The Washington Post.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- Do you know someone in your community who should be a Torchbearer for the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay? Nominate someone by Dec. 31 for consideration! View the nomination form.
- Did you miss TEDx? Read about one of the speakers for the Keep it Simple-themed event and see pictures, here.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
My love of Perú and creative placemaking strategies combine in Amazoniaqui, a guerrilla art project that reminds urban Peruvians of their connections to the jungle in astounding, beautiful ways.
- Perhaps I’m extra attuned to Lewis & Clark Expedition news since I played Meriwether Lewis in my school’s fourth grade production of The Burly Crew. Two recent thought-provoking articles to recommend: from Buzzfeed, an article that explores the myth vs. reality of Sacajawea, noting how strange it is for someone we know so little about to become such an icon of American culture. This scholarly article, in its way, also pokes at the Lewis & Clark myth by re-examining the historical sources to find evidence of a romantic relationship between the two.
Jacqueline, communications manager and program associate:
- Invite your neighbors to gather around your table on Sunday, Nov. 8 for City Suppers! When you host your dinner, snap a few photos of your evening and send your pictures and a blog post about your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Harrison Center for the Arts will send the first 60 people to respond a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant. Plus, you’ll be provided with an ALL-IN conversation card deck – perfect to get to know your neighbors! Sign up here.
- How do you express emotion? A Portuguese designer wanted to find out and then turn those feelings into color! Check out the emotional matrix he created by recording emotions every hour for 300 days.
Nancy, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- Technology is constantly changing and improving. Take a moment to reflect on how far we have come! Browse the first website.
- Catch up with Dan Wakefield and learn about his latest books and his life today in Broad Ripple. View his website.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.