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Welcome to the January 2015 edition of the North Carolina Humanities Council's E-Newsletter! With the Council's move to Charlotte, new grant proposals offered, a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition launching in February, and a slew of Road Scholars programs across the state, the Council has exciting new changes and opportunities occurring in the New Year!


2015 Caldwell Nominations

The Council would like to invite the public to nominate candidates for consideration for the annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the humanities. Nominations are welcomed for distinguished individuals who, by their achievements and contributions, strengthen the educational, cultural, and civic life of North Carolina through the humanities. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, February 20. Read more.

Now Accepting Grant Proposals Examining the Experience of War

Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War is a special initiative launched by the Council in helping Americans understand the experiences of service members and in assisting veterans as they return to civilian life. The Council encourages proposals that have clear potential to involve North Carolina’s veterans. Standing Together projects can receive up to $5,000 in funding. Learn more.


Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

  Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition presented by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the Smithsonian Institution, and rural communities statewide, begins a year-long tour throughout North Carolina in February 2015.

The six Hometown Teams host sites include:

  1. Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Mount Airy (Feb 28 - Apr 11, 2015)
  2. Wake Forest Historical Museum
Wake Forest (Apr 16 – May 31)
  3. Waterworks Visual Arts Center
Salisbury (Jun 4 – July 19)
  4. Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
Harkers Island (Jul 25 – Sept 6)
  5. Transylvania County Library
Brevard (Sept 10 – Oct 24)
  6. Iredell County Public Library
Statesville (Oct 29 – Dec 12)

Road Scholar Spotlight of the Week

Mary Wayne Watson

Mary is a humanities and social sciences professor at Nash Community College. One of Mary's programs with the Council, The Sandhills: The Comforts of Tradition and Ritual, is about a tiny Scottish Settlement on the banks of the Lumbee River, which is the ancestral home of poet John Charles McNeill and historian Gerald Johnson. Her program will focus on traditions associated with the “old country” still seen in the region. This program will be held at The Oaks at Whitaker Glen Retirement Community in Raleigh on January 30th. Read more here.

January 23, 2015

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