Tag: Humanities

Comics in World History and Culture with Marek Bennett (via ZOOM) ~ @ 6:30 on Thursday, 11/19/2020

Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind look at comics around the world and throughout history, through the lens of multicultural education. Bennett engages and involves the audience in an interactive discussion of several sample comics representing cultures such as: Ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, the Ancient Maya, Feudal and modern Japan, the United States in the early 20th century, and Nazi Germany during World War II. The program explores the various ways… Read more

Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History ~ Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D. (via ZOOM) at 6:30 on Thursday, 10/1/2020

This program is an online ZOOM program. Drawing on material from her book Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History, Dr. Kelly will discuss the role of the Famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity. Focusing on the long-term impact of the episode between the 1840s and 1990s, she explores the shadowed landscape of Famine legacy and its status in Irish-American culture today. Referencing contemporary press accounts and the writings of… Read more

Alone Together: Curated Content for Staying at Home

Home quarantining and social distancing are the right things to do at this time. However, that does not mean they’re easy. Attached is a curated list of high quality tools, tours, classes, and connections to artists and teachers that can be accessed for free over the web. Explore the list to keep yourself and your family entertained, and maybe even learn something new! Click the link: Alone Together Ideas to… Read more

Homeschool Help

Everyone may be feeling a little stuck right now. These are difficult times to navigate, and even harder to take on a role that you may have not been expecting, like a caregiver, teacher, or solo online explorer. Here are some resources that can help boost your homeschool curriculum, or expand your horizons while you’re stuck at home.   Homeschool Tools: Storyline Online (All your favorite celebrities read all your… Read more

Stark Decency: NH’s WW II German Prisoner of War Camp ~ *Program cancelled ~ this event will be rescheduled at a later date.

*As of 3/9 the presenter has cancelled and this event will be rescheduled at a later date.  Thank you for your understanding. During World War II, 300 German prisoners of war were held at Camp Stark near the village of Stark in New Hampshire’s North Country. Allen Koop reveals the history of this camp, which tells us much about our country’s war experience and about our state. Presenter:  Allen Koop… Read more

The Connecticut: New England’s Great River ~ (NH Humanities) Register to attend @ 6:30 on 11/7/2019

ConnecticutThe largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2,670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. Adair Mulligan leads an armchair tour of this great river in New Hampshire and Vermont, exploring its history and natural beauty through the seasons and among the communities that have sprung… Read more

Rudyard Kipling Revisited ~ (NH Humanities) – Registration Required @ 6:30 on 11/14/2019

jacksongillmanRudyard Kipling was the most internationally-celebrated author of his day. The first four years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in New England where he built his dream house – Naulakha in Dummerston, Vermont – now preserved as a Landmark Trust property. It was there that he penned The Jungle Book and other classics. These were productive and happy years for the young literary giant. Jackson Gillman provides a… Read more

Rudyard Kipling Revisited ~ (NH Humanities) – Registration Required @ 6:30 on 11/14/2019

jacksongillmanRudyard Kipling was the most internationally-celebrated author of his day. The first four years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in New England where he built his dream house – Naulakha in Dummerston, Vermont – now preserved as a Landmark Trust property. It was there that he penned The Jungle Book and other classics. These were productive and happy years for the young literary giant. Jackson Gillman provides a… Read more

The Connecticut: New England’s Great River ~ (NH Humanities) Register to attend @ 6:30 on 11/7/2019

ConnecticutThe largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2,670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. Adair Mulligan leads an armchair tour of this great river in New Hampshire and Vermont, exploring its history and natural beauty through the seasons and among the communities that have sprung… Read more

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us ~ (NH Humanities) Registration Required @ 6:30 PM on 10/24/2019

Witchcraft_at_Salem_VillageOn first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically… Read more