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RESOURCE: The Mississippi Encyclopedia

Mississippi

Statewide, AL – [online] The online version of The Mississippi Encyclopedia is a partnership between the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Humanities Council. The encyclopedia is a wide variety of experiences and perspectives of the diversity of the state, its people, and the dramatic ways all of these facets of life have changed over time. (Public)

PROGRAM: Water/Ways

Mississippi

Select locations, MS – [traveling exhibit] On May 31, the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit Water/Ways will open in Mississippi and will be on display in six communities around the state through May 2019. While on display, this exhibit will offer weekly programming that examines the role of water in all aspects of society. (Public)

PROGRAM: Ideas on Tap Podcast

Mississippi

Statewide, MS – [podcast] Ideas on Tap podcast is a series of regular humanities-based community discussions about important contemporary issues from the Mississippi Humanities Council. Each program includes a panel discussion featuring knowledgeable participants who present a wide spectrum of opinions on the topic, as well as a chance for audience members to share their thoughts and responses. (Public)

#HumCitizen: Journalism & Democracy

Mississippi

Statewide, MS – [summit, panels, workshops, presentation, summer camp, festival, podcasts, other] The Mississippi Humanities Council will address the theme of “Journalism and Democracy” through an array of public programs on the importance of journalism in creating informed, engaged citizens, and with a variety of partners. (Public, K-12, Students)

PROGRAM: Humanities Educators Award

Mississippi

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)

PROGRAM: Mississippi Book Festival

Mississippi

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)

GRANT: MS Regular Grants

Mississippi

Sept. 15, 2017 – [deadline] Regular Grants are awarded to organizations seeking to plan and sponsor large-scale humanities activities for the benefit of Mississippians (funding between $2,001 and $7,500 available). Grants are awarded twice a year following the May 1st and Sept. 15th application deadlines. (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: Racial Equality Grants

Mississippi

Ongoing – [statewide] These grants support projects that explore the racial and ethnic history of Mississippi and foster dialogue about the continuing legacy of racism (funding up to $7,500 available). (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: Oral History Grants

Mississippi

Ongoing – [statewide] These grants support the Mississippi Oral History Project by providing funding to organizations seeking to conduct oral history projects (funding up to $7,500 available). (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: MS Minigrants

Mississippi

Ongoing – [statewide] Minigrants are awarded to organizations seeking to plan and sponsor humanities activities for the benefit of Mississippians (funding up to $2,000 available). Grant applications are accepted year-round. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Speaker’s Bureau

Mississippi

Ongoing – [statewide] A series of presentations given by historians, writers, and storytellers that can be booked by nonprofit organizations across the state at no charge. (Presentation/Lecture)

PROGRAM: Public Humanities Awards

Mississippi

February – [Jackson, MS] These awards honor individuals who make outstanding contributions to the public humanities in Mississippi. (Award)

PROGRAM: Prison-to-College Pipeline

Mississippi

Ongoing – [statewide] A college-level course for prisoners who hold high school diplomas or GEDs. (Workshop)

PROGRAM: Prison Writes Initiative

Mississippi

Ongoing – [statewide] A literature and writing course for prison inmates. (Workshop)

PROGRAM: Prime Time Family Reading Time

Mississippi

Ongoing – [statewide] A literacy program that encourages families and children to develop reading and critical thinking skills. (Reading & Discussion)

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