The John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s highest honor, has been presented annually since its inauguration in 1990. Named for its first recipient, the late Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, from 1959-1975 the chancellor of North Carolina State University and a founding member of the North Carolina Humanities Council, the award pays tribute to individuals whose life and work illuminate one or more of the multiple dimensions of human life where the humanities come into play: civic, personal, intellectual, and moral.
Save the Date for the 2017 Caldwell Lecture featuring Tom Earnhardt, producer, writer, and host of UNC-TV’s “Exploring North Carolina.” Earnhardt’s lecture, titled “The Humanities and Nature: An Intimate Relationship,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at the conference center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The event is free and open to the public, but the council requests registration due to space limitations.
The event will also honor Bland Simpson as the 2017 Caldwell Laureate in an awards ceremony.