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October 30, 2013

An education in the humanities is perceived as having no value in the real world. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

The public radio show Planet Money recently produced a feature on the highest and lowest paying majors from a four-year university. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the top ten majors were in the sciences, primarily engineering and energy-related fields. A 22 year old with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering can expect a starting salary in the neighborhood of $120,000.

October 30, 2013

What’s the right way to celebrate a major anniversary? For the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, the 25th annual event called for even more celebration than usual. 

October 30, 2013

Missed the Southern Festival of Books this year? You can watch the sessions recorded at the Southern Festival of Books by BookTV now! Other recorded sessions will become available soon. 

Missed the Southern Festival of Books this year? You can watch the sessions recorded at the Southern Festival of Books by BookTV now! Other recorded sessions will become available soon. 

October 29, 2013

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, a bilingual panel exhibit about our nation’s largest guest worker program with Mexico, is on view at Casa Azafran in Nashville through March 14, 2014.

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 is a bilingual panel exhibit using oral history excerpts and archival photos to tell the story of our nation’s largest guest worker program with Mexico.

October 29, 2013

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, a bilingual panel exhibit about our nation’s largest guest worker program with Mexico, is opening at the Tom & OE Stigall Museum in Humboldt. 

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 is a bilingual panel exhibit using oral history excerpts and archival photos to tell the story of our nation’s largest guest worker program with Mexico.

October 24, 2013

Free public lecture and book signing with Robert K. Massie.
 

Free public lecture and book signing with Robert K. Massie.

October 24, 2013

Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of five books of fiction and nonfiction. The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam and beyond.
 

Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of five books of fiction and nonfiction. The Signature of All Things soars across the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam and beyond.

October 24, 2013

Garrison Keillor is an author, storyteller, humorist, and celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is his first poetry collection.

Garrison Keillor is an author, storyteller, humorist, and celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is his first poetry collection.

October 24, 2013

Pat Conroy will discuss The Death of Santini, his memoir of his father. Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of nine books, including The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides.

Pat Conroy will discuss The Death of Santini, his memoir of his father. Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of nine books, including The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides.

October 24, 2013

Amy Tan will discuss her new novel, The Valley of Amazement. The book maps the lives of three generations of women connected by blood and history - and the mystery of an evocative painting known as "The Valley of Amazement."

Amy Tan will discuss her new novel, The Valley of Amazement. The book maps the lives of three generations of women connected by blood and history - and the mystery of an evocative painting known as "The Valley of Amazement."

October 24, 2013

Ann Patchett will discuss This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, which blends literature and memoir, and examines her deepest commitments: to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband. 

Ann Patchett will discuss This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, which blends literature and memoir, and examines her deepest commitments: to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband. 

October 24, 2013

Nikki Giovanni will discuss her new book Chasing Utopia: Poems. Poet, activist, mother, and professor, Nikki Giovanni is a five-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award.
 

Nikki Giovanni will discuss her new book Chasing Utopia: Poems. Poet, activist, mother, and professor, Nikki Giovanni is a five-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award.

October 24, 2013

Wally Lamb will discuss his latest work, We Are Water, a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels, two of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.

Wally Lamb will discuss his latest work, We Are Water, a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels, two of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.

October 4, 2013

Humanities Tennessee and the Robert penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University are pleased to present a series of sessions at the 2013 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word entitled Taking Our Pulse: Promises and Pitfalls of Modern Medicine

Humanities Tennessee and the Robert penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University are pleased to present a series of sessions at the 2013 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word entitled Taking Our Pulse: Promises and Pitfalls of Modern Medicine

September 18, 2013

Join renowned Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram for a presentation at the McClung Museum.

Join renowned Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram for a presentation at the McClung Museum, in which she will explore the methods of animal mummification as well as the theological and aesthetic significanceof them to the people of ancient Egypt.

September 18, 2013

The last in a five-part series of book discussions will cover Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, an extraordinary account of growing up in a domestic harem in 1940s Morocco.

The last in a five-part series of book discussions covers Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, an extraordinary account of growing up in a domestic harem in 1940s Morocco. The discussion will be led by Kari Neely, Assistant Professor of Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies at MTSU.  The series occurs at the Edmondson Branch Library, Nashville, 6-8pm.

September 18, 2013

The Lincoln County Library is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through October 16, 2013.

The Lincoln County Library is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through October 16th, 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. 

September 18, 2013

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," October 19-December 14, 2013.

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812,"  October 19-December 14, 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. Contact the museum for more information.

September 10, 2013

This two-day event explores the fifty years following Emancipation in East Tennessee.

September 3, 2013

We are thrilled to have received news that the Student Reader Day program has been formally commended by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The program is recognized for empowering school librarians as knowledgeable educators. We appreciate this acknowledgement and hope you, too, know how vital your community’s school librarians are!

We are thrilled to have received news that the Student Reader Day program has been formally commended by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The program is recognized for empowering school librarians as knowledgeable educators. We appreciate this acknowledgement and hope you, too, know how vital your community’s school librarians are!

 
August 30, 2013

Fat Bottom Brewery will host a fundraiser for the 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books on Thursday, September 5th. 

August 28, 2013

This Conversation uses migration stories to explore the wide variety of circumstances that bring people to Tennessee, the experiences of newcomers, and the changes migration brings to communities across the state.

"Routes to Roots" uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore domestic/international and historic/contemporary journeys, revealing where people have been and where they are now, and the changes in Tennessee communities that trace their origins across the globe. The conversation highlights our history and provides a framework for civil discourse around currently divisive issues.

July 29, 2013

The story of  Cherokee, French, and British entanglements in 18th century East Tennessee.

Nolichucky Pictures presents a new documentary, partially supported by Humanities Tennessee's grant program, about the history of Fort Loudoun, focusing on the relationships among the European garrisons and the Cherokee in the 1750s-60s.  Fort Loudoun: Forsaken by God and Man will premiere on August 6, 8pm (EST) on public televison in East Tennessee, and re-air on August 12, 9:30pm (EST).  Visit Knoxzine for more information.

July 24, 2013

Humanities Tennessee will host a whiskey tasting/book release party for Brooklyn-via-Nashville author Clay Risen, celebrating his new guidebook, American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit. 

 

 

 

Humanities Tennessee will host a whiskey tasting and book release party for Brooklyn-via-Nashville author Clay Risen's new guidebook, American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit, on October 25th, 7pm, at Barista Parlor in East Nashville.