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June 11, 2018

Join the Tennessee State Library & Archives for the second in a series of three interactive workshops and learn what sources are available to help advance your research.

The Master Local Historian workshop series continues with Sources & Resources.  Join expert archivists and learn how to match a research strategy to a research question, to identify evidence in sources, and to evaluate conflicts among evidence in primary sources.

Monday, July 9, 3pm-6pm, TN State Library & Archives, 403 7th Ave North, 37243

Free, but registration for all three workshops in the series is required.  To register, call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov

June 11, 2018

Join us at the TN State Library & Archives for the first in a series of three interactive workshops and learn the historian's craft by doing.

The Master Local Historians workshop series begins with The Power of Historical Thinking.  Learn from experts how to structure a local history project and how to evaluate interpretive products of local history.

Monday, June 25, 3pm-6pm, TSLA, 403 7th Ave. North, Nashville, 37243

Free, but registration for all three workshops in the series is required.  To register call 615-741-1883, or email ADP.TSLA@tn.gov

May 22, 2018

Panel discussion featuring Marshall Chapman, Kyle Lehning, and Kinky Friedman at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

In conjunction with the new exhibit, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring 70s, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum hosts a panel exploring the role and now classic recordings of the Hillbilly Central building.

Saturday, June 2, 2pm

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, 37203

May 22, 2018

Opening events for this exhibit exploring the rival sounds & scenes of Nashville and Austin include a panel discussion and a concert.

The Outlaws & Armadillos exhibition explores an era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville and Austin, TX, and the complicated and surprising relationship between the two cities.  Runs through February 14, 2021.

Opens: Friday, May 25th, 2018

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, 37203

March 9, 2018

Join the Knox Co. Public Library for the 2018 Children's Festival of Reading at World's Fair Park in Knoxville. Humanities TN is pleased to provide annual support to this event. Click here for details. 

March 9, 2018

Humanities TN is pleased to provide annual support to the statewide Tennessee History Day contest. Winners of the state-level competition advance to National History Day. Click here to learn more.

January 31, 2018

Join the Clarence Brown Theater for a staged reading of banned children's books & discussion with visiting playwright Kenneth Jones.

In conjunction iwth the staging of his play, Alabama Story, visiting playwright Kenneth Jones will lead a discussion following a staged reading of banned children's books.  The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Clarence Brown Theater Mainstage, UTK

January 30, 2018

Join the Heritage Alliance for a panel discussion alongside the exhibit about local author/illustrator Rhea Wells.

The Field of Children's Literature and the Future of Libraries is a panel discussion featuring Dr. Brenda G'Fellers, Bristol Public Library; Richard Griffin, Washington Co. Library; Renee Lyons, ETSU.

Friday, February 16, 6:30pm, McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough

Also view the exhibition, Far Away & Close to Home: The Art and Words of Rhea Wells

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon's latest exhibition to discover perspectives on ancient Greek architecture, culture and warfare.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support for the Parthenon's latest exhibition and related public programs.  In An Archaeologist's Eye, artist Schwab interprets details of the Parthenon in Athens through various stages of decay and restoration.

The exhibition is on loan from Fairfield University.

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon's latest exhibition and join this discussion using art to compare and contrast the ancient and modern worlds.

Join Dr. Katherine A. Schwab, Fairfield University, and Dr. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania, for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Tuesday, March 20, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public programs.

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon's latest exhibition and join the public conversation about the life and styles of ancient Athenians.

Join Dr. Mireille Lee, Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Katherine A. Schwab, Fairfield University for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Tuesday, February 20, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public pgrograms.

January 10, 2018

Join a monthly discussion series exploring the career of Lincoln's and the nature of civic participation.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the fifth in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the fifth session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's handling of the Emancipation Proclamation and the issues surrounding the separation of powers today.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

January 10, 2018

Join in a monthly discussion that explores Lincoln's career and the nature of civic participation.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the fourth in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the fourth session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's time as an Illinois Representative, and current divisiveness of the topic of TN charter schools,

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

January 10, 2018

Join a monthly discussion series exploring Lincoln's career and the nature of civic participation.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the last in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary sources related to Lincoln's life.  In the final session participants chart Lincoln's time and thoughts as a public servant through primary sources, and discuss their thoughts on expectation of public service in the modern day.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

January 10, 2018

Visit the Parthenon and join the discussion of important art history issues.

Join Dr. Vivien Green Fryd, Vanderbilt Art Department, for a public discussion in conjunction with the Parthenon's latest exhibition, An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab.

Thursday, January 25, 6pm-8pm, including a reception following the program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support to the Conservancy for the Parthenon for the exhibition and public pgrograms.

January 8, 2018

Join the Clarence Brown Theater, the Knox County Public Library, and the Knoxville YWCA in welcoming renowned playwright Kenneth Jones for a public discussion in conjunction with the staging of his play, "Alabama Story."

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support a public conversation with Kenneth Jones, spnsored by the Clarence Brown Theater alongside their production of his play "Alabama Story," Jan. 31-Feb. 18.

Jones will discuss his use of historical events to address current issues and the dangers of censorship.

February 4, 2pm, Lawson McGhee Public Library, Knoxville

As part of the project, the Clarence Brown Theater will also provide tickets to a performance of the play and host a workshop for the clientele of the YWCA.

January 8, 2018

Renowned filmmaker Renzo Devia joins the Global Education Center for a screening and discussion of his documentary exploring the cultural legacy of the enslaved Africans who arrived to Latin America.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support the Global Education Center's continuing project, The Third Root of Mexico.  The film, Afro Latinos: An Untaught History explores the cultural legacy alive in the 150 million descendants of enslaved Africans in the Carribean, Central and South America.  Join filmmaker Renzo Devia for a screening and discussion.

Saturday, February 3, 7:00pm, Global Education Center, Nashville

January 8, 2018

The art exhibition explores the career and legacy of local artist Rhea Wells (1891-1962), and includes an opening reception and public program.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support to the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for an exhibition showcasing the art and literature of Jonesborough native Rhea Wells, including illustrations from is children's books, selections from his art school porfolio, and an exploration of his local advocacy for arts and literature.

Opening Reception, Saturday, January 26, 6:30-8:30pm

The opening day reception includes a public discussion with co-curator, Randy Sanders, "Rhea Wells in the Age of Art Deco."

October 24, 2017

Join the Abraham Lincoln Museum & Library for a free, monthly discussion series about Lincoln's life and the value and responsibilites of citizenship.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the third in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the third session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's interest in local improvements to his home county in 1832, and the consider the topic of public services at the local level.

Sessions are free and open to high school students and the general public.

October 19, 2017

The Global Education Center hosts a film screening of The Third Root, about renowned African-Mexican guitarist Camilo Nu. The event includes a discussion with Nu and the film director, followed by a concert by Nu.

The Third Root, a film directed by Reed Rickhart, explores the musical journey of Camilo Nu, an African-Mexican guitarist, as he encounters the traditions of both the old and new worlds.  Nu and Rickart will be on hand for discussion, and a concert by Nu will follow the screening.

Sunday, Novermber 5, 4pm, Global Education Center 4822 Charlotte, Nashville

The event is part of a nine-month series sponsored by the Global Education Center that explores the history and culture of Mexicans of African descent.  The project is partly funded by Humanities TN.

September 22, 2017

Join the Abraham Lincoln Museum & Library for a free, monthly discussion series about Lincoln's life and the value and responsibilites of citizenship.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum for the second in a monthly series of six discussions that explores the concept of citizenship through primary soucrces related to Lincoln's life.  In the second session participants will discuss primary sources related to Lincoln's changing view of voting rights and explore the subject of voting 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 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.