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PROGRAM: Before Your Time Podcast Series

Vermont

Statewide, VT – [podcast] Before Your Time is presented by the Vermont Historical Society and the Vermont Humanities Council, and edited and distributed by VTDigger. Every episode, the cast goes inside the stacks at the Vermont Historical Society to look at an object from its permanent collection that reveals something unique about the state. (Public).

#HumCitizen: Democracy and the Informed Citizen

Vermont

Statewide, VT – [talks, podcast, camps, symposium, professional development] A multi-faceted approach to reach a variety of audiences with the theme of “Informed Citizen.” The council will host public talks through their First Wednesdays program, reading and discussion series, a week-long summer camp for middle-school students, podcasts, and a symposium about the future of journalism. (Public, Students, Educators)

PROGRAM: First Wednesdays

Vermont

Statewide, VT [discussion, presentation/lecture] – An eclectic lecture series that offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month October through May. Topics vary, are timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun. The new roster of talks for 2018-2019 will be announced in September 2018.(Public)

GRANT: General Information

Vermont

The Vermont Humanities Council offers a variety of grant opportunities. Visit the council’s website to learn more about the types of grants offered, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. (Public)

PROGRAM: Vermont Public Radio (VPR) Commentaries on the Humanities

Vermont

Ongoing – [statewide] Commentaries on Vermont Public Radio (VPR) examining current and past events from a humanities perspective. (Radio)

PROGRAM: Humanities Camp

Vermont

Summer 2017 – [statewide] An exciting summer literacy program for middle school students. (Workshop)

PROGRAM: Reading Frederick Douglass

Vermont

Statewide, VT – [reading and discussion] Public participatory readings of Frederick Douglass’s Independence Day speech. on the signing of the Declaration of Independence remains emotionally powerful and thought-provoking. (Public, All)

PROGRAM: Annual Fall Conference

Vermont

Burlington, VT – [award] An annual conference exploring a humanities topic. The 2018 theme is “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History.” (Public)

PROGRAM: Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award

Vermont

Burlington, VT – [award] Recognizing a Vermont educator who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities. (Public)

PROGRAM: Vermont Reads

Vermont

Statewide, VT – [reading and discussion] Vermont Reads is a statewide community program in which the council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes. The 2018 book is Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson. (Public)

PROGRAM: Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau

Vermont

Ongoing – [resource] Bringing humanities lectures and presentations to communities across the state. (Presentation & Lecture)

PROGRAM: Voices

Vermont

Ongoing – [statewide] A professional development program for Adult Education and Literacy staff. (Workshop)

PROGRAM: Read with Me

Vermont

Ongoing – [statewide] Free program of engaging and interactive workshops for parents and guardians of children ages 0-6. (Reading & Discussion, Workshop)

PROGRAM: Never Too Early

Vermont

Ongoing – [statewide] Free professional development opportunities for childcare providers. (Workshop)

PROGRAM: Literature and Medicine

Vermont

Ongoing – [statewide] Healthcare workers use literature to illuminate issues central to caring for people – well, sick or dying. (Reading & Discussion)

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