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.
Kristen, director of communications and development:
- What if teens could vote? Some youngsters are leading the way in San Francisco, and are using statistics from a recent referendum in Scotland that showed youth didn’t just vote like their parents did.
- Check out the lineup and start saving the date for Spirit & Place’s 20th festival. The theme is DREAM and features a conversation with New York Times journalist David Brooks. Learn more.
- “I’m excited about the upcoming film Suffragette, staring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep.” Check out the trailer.
Keira, president and CEO:
- The Indy Literary Pub Crawl: Beer and Books? Yes! One of our most creative collaborative partners, Indy Reads, is hosting its annual Literary Pub Crawl. Only one more day to get your ticket.
- Why do more U.S. women study abroad than men?: Women outnumber men 57% to 42% in college today. Is that the reason why so many more women than men study abroad? The Washington Post explores this fascinating topic.
Leah, director of programs and community engagement:
- “Um, library + indoor gardens. Enough said.” Read about it here.
- Art This House: Love this creative idea from Staten Island that combines historic preservation, place-making and contemporary art. “Art This House” invited artists to paint temporary murals on the sides of historic houses. In the words of the project director, it’s about “[doing] something differently, so the public will participate and get a sense of the lengths that you need to take to get funding to preserve the house, and at the same time make a statement of our mission of celebrating centuries of everyday American life.”
Jacqueline, communications manager and program associate:
- Who was on Shakespeare’s bookshelf?: Curious about modern book formats or the cost of paper? This infographic dives into the things you often never consider when exploring Shakespeare’s work.
- See the grammar behind literature’s most famous last lines: Notable lines + sentence diagrams? Yes, please!
Nancy, director of grants and Novel Conversations:
- Like The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies on Facebook and stay connected to interesting events and information!
- Check out Indiana Memory. This is the state’s portal to digitized primary sources in libraries, archives, museums and other repositories.
Any humanities highlights from your week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.