Charlottesville, VA – [think & drink, community conversation] Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. These conversations are facilitated by experts in related fields and are free to the public. (General)
Guam – [performance, talk] An intertribal Guam dance company dedicated to preserving the indigenous Chamoru culture, the unique island environment, and cross-cultural sharing and exchange. Tour will feature two free community performances and talk events and goes from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14.
Statewide, NMI – [award] An annual program held in conjunction with the Office of the Governor that recognizes outstanding contributions to the humanities by individuals and organizations. (Community Members)
Statewide – In recognition of the importance of the humanities both in helping Americans to understand the experiences of service members and in assisting veterans as they return to civilian life, the council has partnered with the Smithsonian Institute to bring the acclaimed “100 Faces of War” exhibit to Florid in 2018-19. Venues are still being selected. Apply today! (Traveling Exhibit)
Every October in conjunctions with Arts and Humanities Month, the council honors outstanding humanities instructors at state institutions for higher learning with the Humanities Educators Award. Each nominees receives a cash award and is asked to prepare and deliver a public lecture on a humanities subject during the months of October or November. (Award, Lecture)
Jackson, MS – The Cora Norman Lecture was established by the council to honor its founding executive director. Dr. Ibram X Kendi, professor of history and international relations at American University in Washington, DC presents this year’s lecture, which is free and open to the public. (Lecture)
Statewide – To commemorate 50 years since the escalation of US involvement in the Vietnam War, the Kansas Humanities Council is launching a multidimensional, statewise oral history project in partnership with the Library of Congress. $1,500 available for local partner organizations. (Grant Opportunity, Oral History)
Manchester, NH – [lecture, dinner] New Hampshire Humanities’ only fundraiser which supports hundreds of free public programs that bring residents together to explore essential questions of meaning and value. Renowned author and scientist, Dr. Steven Pinker, will present the keynote address at this year’s New Hampshire Humanities’ annual dinner. (General Audience)
Sept. 10-14, 2017 – [multiple locations] New Hampshire Humanities and New Hampshire Public Television presents five preview screenings of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Nowick’s documentary, The Vietnam War, along with facilitated conversations.
Oct. 2017 – [Portland] A two-day workshop training attendees on how to lead conversations about vital issues and ideas across different beliefs and backgrounds. (Workshop)
Aug. 2017 – [Jackson] Third annual book festival on the state capitol featuring 150 authors who will discuss their works, along with a number of other events. (Festival)
Ongoing – [Little Rock] The council explores issues of race as the 16th anniversary of the Little Rock Central Highschool crisis approaches. Programs include a conversation series, film screenings, panels, and a student workshop and history tour. (Varies)
Ongoing – [statewide] Georgia Humanities is partnering with Emory Center for Digital Scholarship to provide grants up to $2,000 for nonprofits and other organizations to develop and promote walking/driving tour mobile apps. (Grant Opportunity)
Oct. 2, 2017 – [Birmingham] Join Alabama Humanities Foundation as they transform its annual awards event into the Alabama Colloquium that will recognize and induct an inaugural class of fellows. The Colloquium will be moderated by NPR’s Michel Martin. (Award Ceremony)