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North Carolina Humanities Council's E-Newsletter

John Fletcher

Welcome to the July edition of the North Carolina Humanities Council's E-Newsletter! Photos from RiddleFest 2014 are available for viewing on the Council's website. This year's celebration focused on railroad and work songs of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Click here to see the photos!

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Humanities Council Alum Receives Teaching Award

Former Humanities Council trustee and professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Dr. Peter Caulfield, received the Distinguished Teaching Award for his 30 years as an exemplary educator and for his creation of 'Writing Across the Curriculum.' Dr. Caulfield also facilitates the Council's Literature and Medicine program at the Charles Georgia VA Medical Center in Asheville.The program guides literary discussions amongst health professionals in order to connect science and lived experience between the patients and the health care professionals. Read more about Dr. Caulfield and his work here.

Spotlight on New Road Scholars

 Maryrose Carroll

Melinda Ratchford, Ed.D.

Maryrose Carroll is the newest Road Scholar on the Council circuit with nearly 30 years of attention and research placed on the subject of American Sculptures. Her program, "Public Sculpture in North Carolina," will look at the public response to installed art, how it is defined, defiled and amplified in the community. Read more here.

Michael C. Hardy 

Michael C. Hardy, an interpreter and a writer, has a lifelong passion for America's Civil War, particularly North Carolina's role in the war effort.The programs that Hardy discusses with the Council are:  "Civil War Charlotte: Last Capital of the Confederacy" and Grandfather Mountain: The Old Man of the Blue Ridge." Click here for Hardy's contact information to schedule a program in your area.

Council Trustee & Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Bathanti Releases Memoir Series

Former North Carolina Poet Laureate and current Council trustee, Joseph Bathanti, has a new memoir published, "Half of What I Say is Meaningless." The essays will feature stories about North Carolina, Bathanti's family, ancestry, and spirituality. Click here for a biography and more details about the work. 

July 15, 2014  

In This Issue:


  • The United States Senate voted to confirm William "Bro" Adams as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). With his PhD in the humanities, 3 years of service in the Army, and work experience in higher education, which includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Council is thrilled to have Bro Adams on board as the new chair. Congratulations! #NEHBroAdams
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  • Nominations for Board of Trustees members are welcomed by the Council through self-nomination or from a North Carolinian who supports the work of the Humanities Council. Nominations must be received by August 1, and the election term will begin on November 1, 2014. If you would like more information on the role or have an interest in applying, click here.
  • Read the biographies of our current Council Trustees here.

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