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December 20, 2016

THANK YOU to all of our supporters, volunteers, partners, and friends who made 2016 a fabulous year for the humanities! Wishing you all the best in the New Year. 

November 10, 2016

Members of the Edgehill Story Project unveil three months of research into the changes characterizing their neighborhood at a fun, informative public reception.

For three months, members of the Edgehill Story Project have gathered stories and information to understand the changes in their neighborhood.

Join them Saturday, Novemeber 19th, 1-3pm, at the Edgehill United Methodist Church, 1502 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, 37212, to learn what they have discovered, and how to get involved.  The public event includes music, refreshments and more.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support for the Edgehill Story Project as part of our Neighborhood Story Project series.

November 10, 2016

Visit this traveling exhibit to learn about Tennessee's tradition of cultural heritage preservation over the past 50 years.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966: Commemorating the Preservation of Tennessee Cultural Heritage for 50 Years is an exhibit that explores the impact of the national legislation on Tennessee's historical landscape.

West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, 121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville
December 6, 2016-January 31st, 2017

November 10, 2016

Join the Stratford Story Project team as they reveal what they've learned about the changes in their neighborhood.

For three months, the Statford Story Project team of neighbors and students researched the changing nature of their neighborhood.

Join them Monday, November 14th, 5-7pm, at Stratford High School, 1800 Stratford Avenue, for a lively and informative public reception as they unveil what they have learned.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support for the Stratford Story Project as part of our Neighborhood Story Project series.

November 10, 2016

This traveling exhibit explores the impact of the NHPAand the tradition of preserving cultural heritage in Tennessee since the Act passed 50 years ago.

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966: Commemorating 50 Years of Preserving Tennessee's Cultural History opens a statewide tour at the President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library (67 Gilland St, Tusculum, TN 37745), where it will be on view until November 30th.

November 7, 2016

This conversation explores the impact of race and class on the approaches of communities to juvenile justice, starting with in-school discipline.

This conversation is launched with research data that explores the links between school disciplinary protocol and jail time, followed by a facilitated conversation on the impact of race and class on the approaches communities take toward juvenile justice.

Request this Conversation here

November 4, 2016

This year's Festival, held Oct. 14-16 in downtown Nashville, featured Pulitzer prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, local, regional, and national authors, and hundreds of volunteers, supporters, and booklovers from all over the country.

November 4, 2016

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS. Click for details. 

We regret to announce that our Salon@615: Special Edition with Robbie Robertson this Tuesday, December 13th has had to be cancelled due to illness. You will receive a refund through Tickets Nashville, and refunds will be initiated early next week.

November 4, 2016

Zadie Smith is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, and NW. She will be in Nashville to discuss her new book, Swing Time

January 19, 2017 6:30 PM
 
Location: Belmont University, McAfee Concert Hall, 2100 Belmont Blvd. 
 
Ticket price: $31.50 and includes a copy of the book.
 
October 4, 2016

2016 Southern Festival of Books Schedule

September 30, 2016

With major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Southern Festival of Books presents “Our Histories of Race and Ethnicity,” a rich and challenging track of sessions examining the ways in which our ethnic and racial identities shape us as individuals and as members of community. 

For many of us, our ethnic or racial identities are an important part of our expressions of personal and shared histories. As we are reminded every day, the ways in which we perceive our own as well as the identities of others have direct and lasting impact on the health of our communities.
 
September 20, 2016

Hosted by the Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School, this teacher workshop features the "Made in Tennessee" traveling exhibit from the East Tennessee History Center.

Delivered! TN History Highlights for Teachers Workshop

Monday, Oct. 10, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Robert Churchwell Museum Magent Elementary School, Nashville

Workshop strategies will focus on 4th, 5th, 8th, and high school American history curriculum standards that relate to the local and state stories, including focus on Tennessee's frontier, Civil War, industrialization and labor, and women's suffrage stories. The school is also hosting the exhibit, "Made in Tennessee" by ETHS.

September 20, 2016

Join us for a day of intensive, practical activities focusing on doing women's history.

The boot camp provides a team of leading women's history scholars to lead participants in hands-on activities and strategies for building the visibility and understanding of women in Tennessee history.

Hunter Museum of Art, 10 Bluff View Avenue, Chattanooga

9:00am-6:00pm, Thursday, Oct. 27

September 20, 2016

Join us for an exhibit of youth documentary photography sponsored by the Etowah Arts Commission.

My Community, My World launched in June when 18 middle school students from 6 neighborhoods in Etowah came together to document daily life through photography. Over an eight-week period, the students partnered with local photographers to observe, question, and capture what makes their neighborhoods unique—and what they share.  Selected photos will be on view starting October 20th.

Opening Reception, Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30-7:00pm, Etowah Arts Commission

September 20, 2016

The 2016 conference focuses on the theme "Rhetoric & Imagery" and features keynotes by Iman Talib Shareef of the Nation's Mosque in Washington, D.C., and Dr. Larycia Hawkins of the University of Virginia.

Our Muslim Neighbor Conference: The Power of Rhetoric & Imagery

This free event includes nationally renowned keynote speakers, breakout sessions hosted by local organizations, and a catered lunch.  Sessions highlight the conference theme through topics of civic engagement, media depiction, and race & Islamophobia.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:00am-4:30pm, Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street.

Humanities Tennessee provides partial support for the conference, organized by the Faith & Culture Center.

August 31, 2016

Read the work of students who participated in the Appalachian and Tennessee Young Writers’ Workshops this summer.

You can now read the work of students who participated in the Appalachian and Tennessee Young Writers’ Workshops this summer. Dive in and see what these fresh young voices are writing in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, lyrics, fantasy, and more!

August 30, 2016

Join us for an evening with Ann Patchett and her latest novel, Commonwealth, on Mon., 9/12, at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville. Click here to learn more and reserve your free tickets. 

August 30, 2016

The Salon@615 author series welcomes Colson Whitehead with his latest book, The Underground Railroad, at Parnassus Books on Tues., 9/20. Click here for more event information. 

August 30, 2016

Salon@615 is pleased to present Michael Chabon at the Nashville Public Library on Sun., 12/4, with his latest novel, Moonglow. Click here to learn more and reserve your free tickets

August 30, 2016

The Salon@615 author series welcomes Rick Riordan back to Nashville on Thurs., 10/6, with his latest, The Hammer of Thor. Click here to buy tickets and learn more

August 30, 2016

Join us for a special edition of Salon@615: An Evening with Glennon Doyle Melton in conversation with Ann Patchett on Thurs., 9/8, at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Click here for information and tickets.

August 30, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson will be at the Nashville Public Library on Wed., 9/7, with her latest book, Another Brooklyn. Click here to learn more and reserve your free tickets

 

Click here to learn more about Jacqueline Woodson's Salon@615 event and reserve your free tickets. 

August 30, 2016

Join Salon@615 in welcoming Marissa Meyer to the Nashville Public Library on Tues., 11/15, with her latest, Heartless. Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets

August 9, 2016

Join Amqui Station for a day of exhibits, music, speakers, and activities featuring the history, art and music of the WWII era.

Saturday, Agust 13, 10am-10pm

Amqui Station, 303 Madison Street, Madison, TN

The WWII Remembrance Day & Encampment features presentations about the impact of the war on artists and musicians, as well as hands-on activities that explore the history of the homefront.  The festival also includes living history, exhibits and an evening big band performance.

Visit www.amquistation.org for a complete schedule.