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General Grant Program

Event Dates: August 24, 2013

Event Dates: June 7, 2013 - September 15, 2013

"The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" features 80 influential works, and will explore the work's relationship to regional art forms and major societals shifts during Cloar's 20th century career. The exhibit is on view at the Brooks Museum through September 15, 2013 and is partially supported by Humanities TN.  Visit the museum's website for more information.

Event Dates: July 18, 2013

Join Dr. Edward Curtis IV, professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, as he discusses "Muslims in American Since 1776" on July 18 at 6:00 pm.  The event is hosted by the Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, and partially supported by a grant from Humanities TN.

Event Dates: May 19, 2013

The East Tennessee History Center is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through May 19th, 2013. Sponsored by the War of 1812 Commission and partially funded by Humanities Tennessee, the exhibition features artifacts, maps, and an indepth exploration of the significant role of Tennessee and its people in this important chapter in history. Visit easttnhistory.org for a calendar of related events.

Event Dates: May 31, 2013 - June 1, 2013

Matthew Shenoda reads from his work on May 31st, 8:00 pm at Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike.  He will lead a writing workshop, Poetry & Travel, on June 1st, 10:00am at the Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Avenue.

The Global Education Center is sponsoring these free, public programs featuring Egyptian Coptic poet, Matthew Shenoda, who is on faculty at Columbia College in Chicago and will read from his latest work, Season of Lotus, Season of Bone. The project is partially funded by Humanities Tennessee.

Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone: a Journey with Matthew Shenoda

Global Education Center
Nashville

The sponsor will present Coptic Egyptian poet Michael Shenoda for a public reading of his award winning poetry and to conduct a workshop for writers interested in using travel experiences to create original poetry. Both events are free and open to the public. Mr. Shenoda's appearance is part of the sponsor's year-long theme about artists of the modern Muslim world. The events will occur in early 2013.

The sponsor will present Coptic Egyptian poet Michael Shenoda for a public reading of his award winning poetry and to conduct a workshop for writers interested in using travel experiences to create original poetry.  Both events are free and open to the public.  Mr. Shenoda's appearance is part of the sponsor's year-long theme about artists of the modern Muslim world.  The events will occur in early 2013.

Smoky Mountain Book Festival

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
Townsend
$1275.00

The Smoky Mountain Book Festival was a free event that featured the authors of literary works set in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding region. The two-day event included author readings, Q&As, panel discussions, and book signings. The grant supported publicity and author travel.

The Smoky Mountain Book Festival was a free event that featured the authors of literary works set in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding region. The two-day event included author readings, Q&As, panel discussions, and book signings.  The grant supported publicity and author travel.

The Civil War at Home: Families Divided, Battles Waged, and Communities Occupied in East Tennessee

East Tennessee Historical Society
Knoxville

The project will provide, in the summers of 2012-13, learning opportunities for history teachers to gain content knowledge of East Tennessee in the Civil War era, and to visits local history sites that tell that story. The project combines 2 day-long institutes (2012) and a five-day institute (2013).

The project will provide, in the summers of 2012-13, learning opportunities for history teachers to gain content knowledge of East Tennessee in the Civil War era, and to visits local history sites that tell that story. The project combines 2 day-long institutes (2012) and a five-day institute (2013).

Slaves and Slaveholders: The Washingtons of Wessyngton

Tennessee State Museum Foundation
Nashville

The project will produce a curatorial package for an exhibition about slavery in Tennessee, focusing on the Washingtons, a former slave-owning family from Robertson County with some of the most complete, surviving accounts.  Funds will go for honoraria for four scholars to create the interpretive themes, artifact list, primary and supporting resources, graphics, and primary label text.

The project will produce a curatorial package for an exhibition about slavery in Tennessee, focusing on the Washingtons, a former slave-owning family from Robertson County with some of the most complete, surviving accounts.  Funds will go for honoraria for four scholars to create the interpretive themes, artifact list, primary and supporting resources, graphics, and primary label text.

Emissaries of Peace: Timberlake in the Overhills, 1762-2012

Fort Loudoun Association
Vonore

The project commemorated the 250th anniversary of Henry Timberlake's visit to the Overhill Cherokee Nation in 1762. Timberlake's maps and memoirs provide excellent glimpses into 18th century Cherokee life and the interactions between the Cherokee and English populace. The program featured Cherokee-led tours of their Little Tennessee River Vally homeland, living history interpretation and cartography demonstrations. Humanities Tennessee supported the honoraria and travel of scholars for a series of lecture discussions over the two-day event.

The project commemorated the 250th anniversary of Henry Timberlake's visit to the Overhill Cherokee Nation in 1762. Timberlake's maps and memoirs provide excellent glimpses into 18th century Cherokee life and the interactions between the Cherokee and English populace. The program featured Cherokee-led tours of their Little Tennessee River Vally homeland, living history interpretation and cartography demonstrations. Humanities Tennessee supported the honoraria and travel of scholars for a series of lecture discussions over the two-day event.

Blount Mansion Digital Docent

Blount Mansion Association
Knoxville

This project is a collaboration between the Blount Mansion Association and the University of Tennessee to initiate a mobile app digital tour, "The Blount Mansion Digital Docent." The app will offer museum visitors a broader historical context via digital technology as they tour the house and grounds, and include greater depth in the persoectives of the Blounts, Native Americans, slaves, and local Knoxvillians of the era.

This project is a collaboration between the Blount Mansion Association and the University of Tennessee to initiate a mobile app digital tour, "The Blount Mansion Digital Docent."  The app will offer museum visitors a broader historical context via digital technology as they tour the house and grounds, and include greater depth in the persoectives of the Blounts, Native Americans, slaves, and local Knoxvillians of the era.

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