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North Carolina Humanities Council's E-Newsletter

Welcome to the end of July edition of the North Carolina Humanities Council's E-Newsletter! We hope that you have been enjoying our bi-monthly newsletters as a way to keep up with humanities happenings and to receive news on the Council's involvement across North Carolina. 

Humanities Council Alum Receives Teaching Award

Dr. Anne Firor Scott, a W.K. Boyd Professor of History Emerita at Duke University, and the 1994 recipient of the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, which is the highest honor given by the North Carolina Humanities Council, is one of the 10 winners that was honored with the 2013 National Humanities Medal awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation presented by President Barack Obama. Dr. Scott is honored as a historian for pioneering the study of southern women through groundbreaking research spanning ideology, race, and class. Congratulations!

Read Dr. Scott's biography here and more on the National Humanities Medal here.


Humanities for Our Future: Envisioning the Heart of Humanities Education


The Council is excited to announce our partnership with Wake Forest University for a panel discussion on Humanities for Our Future: Envisioning the Heart of Humanities Education. The 5 panelists, which will include the Council's Executive Director, Paula Watkins, will discuss the future of humanities education. The program will take place on Thursday, September 11, followed by a free dinner at the Annenberg Forum in Carswll Hall on the Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus. Read more about the event and register here.


Spotlight on Road Scholars


Dr. David LaVere

Melinda Ratchford, Ed.D.

Dr. David LaVere is a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a frequent writer for Our State magazine, and author of 5 books. Dr. LaVere has 4 programs with the Council on the topics of American Indians and North Carolina geography. His newest program is titled: "Geography and North Carolna's Tuscarora War, 1711-1715". Read more here.


Tamra Wilson

Tamra Wilson is a fiction writer and an essayist that has spent most of her career writing and editing. Wilson's programs with the Council include: "Southern Selves: The Child as Storyteller," "What Makes a Southern Story Southern?," and her newest program, "Sarah McGuirk, Orphan Train Rider," where she explores the resettlement of children from crowded Eastern cities to rural areas in the US from 1853-1929.  Click here to schedule a program in your region.


July 31, 2014  

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  • FINAL CALL: 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 tomorrow, 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.
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