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August 16, 2017

Humanities Tennessee offers our support and solidarity to our colleagues at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and all those affected by the recent demonstrations of bigotry and intolerance in Charlottesville...[more] 

Humanities Tennessee offers our support and solidarity to our colleagues at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and all those affected by the recent demonstrations of bigotry and intolerance in Charlottesville.

July 8, 2017

CLICK HERE to view the full list of 2017 Southern Festival of Books authors. We will continue to update this list until Festival weekend, Oct. 13-15, so check back regularly! 

June 19, 2017

Join us on Saturday, July 8th, for the 2017 Southern Festival of Books Reveal Party at Parnassus Books. We will be announcing the first author list for this year's festival. The night will include music, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. Space is limited, so please RSVP here

April 18, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that our friends at Parnassus Books will be hosting a very special evening with John Grisham to benefit Humanities Tennessee. 

September 7, 2017

Join us at the Memphis Public Library for an interactive discussion about the role of public monuments in our histories, memories and communities.

Monumental Issues will provide a broader context for debates about historical monuments and the role they play in local communities today, considering them as both public history and public art.

Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm

Memphis Room, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis

Presented by Dr. Ellen Daugherty, Professor of Art History, Memphis College of Art and Dr. Jeffery H. Jackson, J.J. McComb Professor of History, Rhodes College

 

August 24, 2017

Join Humanities Tennessee for the debut of our newest Conversation Project selection and connect with your neighbors.

Join Humanities Tennessee in a public conversation featuring Dr. Sophia Khandekar, a Memphis physician, and facilitated by Kalimah Azeez Rashada, Program Manager for the American Muslim Advisory Council.  The conversation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bridges USA, 477 North 5th Street, Memphis, TN 38105

August 24, 2017

The Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum kicks of a free, monthy series of discussions exploring the evolving ideas of citizenship from the 1850s to the present.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the first in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the first session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's words on citizenship in the 1850s and consider how citizenship is viewed in the present. Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

Session for high school students, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Session for general public, 6:30pm-8:30pm

August 17, 2017

John Early Museum Magnet Middle Prep students open an exhibit exploring this important era for the city and citizens of Nashville.

A Matter in Black & White: 60th Anniversary of Desegregation in Nashville is a project anchored by an exhibit and also includes student/community fields trips to the Nashville Public Library Civil Rights Room and the National Museum of Civil Rights in Memphis, plus community panel discussions on desegration stories and music of the movement.

Exhibit opening, Friday, September 8, John Early Museum Magnet Middle Prep, 1000 Cass Street, Nashville

August 17, 2017

Join the Global Education Center for an exhibit that explores the history of African natives who settled in Mexico.

Global Education Center presents Invisible Mexico, a visual exhibit by the award-winning team of Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali that showcases the isolated and forgotten descendants of African natives who settled in Mexico.

Saturday, September 16, 6pm, Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave, Nashville

Click here for more information about the project. Invisible Mexico is part of the Third Root of Mexico Program Series, partially supported by Humanities Tennessee.

August 17, 2017

Join the Global Education Center as they host a poetry reading on October 6 and a poetry workshop led by Xanath Caraza on October 7, 2017.

This community poetry reading will feature renowned poet, Xanath Caraza, and her worked centered around the African legacy in Mexico. The reading will be followed by a Q & A session moderated by Dr. Avery Dickens de Girón, Executive Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Caraza will lead a poetry workshop the following day.  Both events occur at the Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave., Nashville

August 17, 2017

Join us at the Etowah Community Center for an interactive presentation that challenges us to consider the future of the valley and our role in it. Hosted by the Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park as part of the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

As the communities that rely on the Tennessee River system for energy, commerce, water supply, and recreation look ahead to the 21st century, new and increasingly complex challenges present themselves.  These challenges require new collaborations across disciplines to identify solutions to short-term problems and to explore possibilities for bold long-term solutions.

Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park hosts Brad Collett, UTK, to facilitate an interactive discussion about what the future may hold.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7pm, Etowah Community Center, Etowah, TN

August 17, 2017

Join us at the Etowah Community Center for a discussion of the relationship between humans and their water around the world. Hosted by Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park in conjunction with the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

Ocoee-Hiwasse State Park hosts Joy Key, Curator of Education at the Museum Center @ Five Points.  Key will discuss a water education partnership with the Museo Benito Quinquela Martin in Argentina. How is water viewed around the world?  What efforts are being taken in other countries in order to better our human and water relationships?

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7pm at the Etowah Community Center, Etowah, TN.

August 17, 2017

Join us at the Etowah Community Center for a lively debate about the tensions between progress and conservation as it relates to our water resources. Hosted by the Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park in conjunction with the Water|Ways Smithsonian exhibit project.

Who does our water belong to?  The landowner or the public?  How do we balance the needs of economic development and the protection of water sources?  How are decisions made about the withdrawals from waters or the discharges into waters?  These questions have plagued this area since TVA built its first Dam here.  

August 17, 2017

Join a lively presentation that follows a drop of water through its watershed, and explores all that it encounters along the way. Hosted by the Hiwassee-Ocoee State Park in conjunction with the Smithsonian Water|Ways exhibit.

Ocoee-Hiwassee State Park hosts Dr. Anna George, Vice President of Conservation Science and Education at the Tennessee Aquarium, for a public discussion. The streams and rivers in the southeastern United States are home to an underwater rainforest teeming with life. Unfortunately, these freshwater animals and habitats are among the most imperiled on Earth. Dr. George will discuss how can we can begin to solve the freshwater crisis starting with small changes in our backyard.

Tuesday, August 29th, 7pm, Etowah Community Center, Etowah, TN

August 7, 2017

Join Humanities Tennessee for the 2017 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word in downtown Nashville, October 13-15! 

August 7, 2017

The theme of the 2017 Our Muslim Neighbor conference is "Security and American Muslims: National Conversation, Local Impact." The conference includes panels from local Muslim leaders, local and national decision makers, and a networking and training lunch. 


Click here
to find event event details and register for the 3rd annual Our Muslim Neighbor Conference
on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8am-5pm. The conference is presented by the Faith & Culture Center and supported by a gran from Humanities Tennessee. Registration is required.

August 4, 2017

The Salon@615 author series is pleased to welcome R.L. Stine and Marc Brown with their book, Mary McScary, to Harding Academy in Nashville on September 13. 

August 4, 2017

SOLD OUT: The Salon@615 author series welcomes Brene Brown. This is a Salon Special Edition. The $37.50 ticket price includes a copy of Brown's book, Braving the Wilderness.

August 4, 2017

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Water|Ways, opens for six-week run at Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park. 

Water|Ways, a traveling Smithsonian exhibit focused on humans' relationship to water, will be open at Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park from August 12 to September 24, 2017. The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of local, public events. 

Click here for more information about the exhibit. 

July 18, 2017

The Vietnam War: East TN project to host a free screening of the local PBS film A Sense of Revolution, followed by a panel discussion about Knoxville in the Vietnam War era.

East TN PBS presnts a film screening of A Sense of Revolution, highlighting the perspectives of veterans, protesters and historians in East TN, followed by a panel discussion including, Jon Shefner, Sociology, UTK; Cynthia Fleming, History, UTK; Buck Kahler, Nolpix Media.

Friday, August 4, 5-7pm, East TN History Center, Knoxville

Humanities TN is pleased to provide partial support for the local film

For a list of events, visit http://www.easttennesseepbs.org/vietnam/screenings/

June 14, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park for a multimedia presentation about the fascinating Tennessee River, and view the Smothsonian's Water|Ways exhibition.

Randy Hedgepath, TN State Naturalist, presents an entertaining, multimedia exploration of the watershed of Tennessee's namesake river, including natural, historical, and cultrual highlights.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park Rec Building on Duck Island, Kingsport

The event is part of a weekly series of public programs in conjunction with the Water|Ways exhibiton tour of select TN State Parks.

June 14, 2017

Visit Warriors' Path State Park to learn about the past and present of TVA, and view the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibit.

Using TVA's historic photo collection, Patricia Bernard Ezell, TVA historian, will explore the impact of the TVA on the region since the 1930s and how the future is reflected in the TVA currently.

7:00 pm, Warriors' Path State Park Rec Building on Duck Island, Kingsport

The event is part of a series of public programs in conjunction with the Water|Ways exhibition tour of select TN State Parks.

June 13, 2017

The Salon@615 author series welcomes Roxane Gay to Nashville to discuss her new book, Hunger. Advanced tickets are available here

 
Salon@615 presents Roxane Gay
July 13, 2017 6:15 PM
Ticket price: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if reserved in advance
June 13, 2017

The Salon@615 author series presents a special edition event with Alan Alda to discuss his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? Tickets include a copy of the book. 

 
Salon@615 Special Edition with Alan Alda
Tue, Jul 18 6:15 PM
Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt, 2400 Blakemore Avenue
COST: $34, includes a copy of the book.