new york council for the humanities http://wamc.org en Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-serving-standing-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s time now for our weekly check-in with the humanities in our segment <em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em>. Today’s we’ll find out about humanities programming for veterans with the <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">New York Council for the Humanities</a>.</p><p>There is a new adult reading and discussion series for vets and their caregivers called <a href="http://www.talkingservice.greatbooks.org/"><em>Serving: Standing Down</em></a>. Here to tell us all about it is Donald Whitfield - Vice President at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago where he directs the adult education division, Great Books Discussions. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88475 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities Asks: What about the Public Humanities? http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-ny-council-humanities-asks-what-about-public-humanities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It seems like everyday there's a new op-ed about the "crisis in the humanities." But most of this talk concerns enrollment on college campuses and job prospects for PhD students. Is there a crisis in the public humanities? And if so, why aren't we talking about it?</p><p>For our <em>Ideas Matter</em> series, Mary Rizzo, Public Historian in Residence at the <a href="http://www.march.rutgers.edu/">Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers University-Camden</a> join us <em>to</em> talk about it.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79305 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My! http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-ny-council-humanities-vampires-mummies-and-frankenstein-oh-my <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org">New York Council for the Humanities</a> and get seasonal and talk about their spooky humanities projects across New York.</p><p>We are joined by: Dr. Tim Madigan, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Irish Studies at St. John Fisher College. Tim, in addition to giving talks about Frankenstein through the Council's Speakers in the Humanities program, is the organizer of a one-day public conference, <a href="http://www.sjfc.edu/academics/arts-science/departments/irish/news.dot">"The Irish Vampire,"</a> exploring the life and influence of the Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, and his immortal 1897 work, <em>Dracula</em>.</p><p>Erika Sanger, Director of Education, <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/">The Albany Institute of History &amp; Art</a>. Erika joins us to talk about the exciting slate of programs she's organized around The Albany's Institute new exhibit, <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/ge-presents-the-mystery-of-the-albany-mummies.html"><em>The Mystery of the Albany Mummies</em></a>, specifically an upcoming project on Amenhotep's Mask and the Book of the Dead.</p><p>Anne Field of the <a href="http://www.pelhamlibrary.org/pelham-reads">Friends of the Town of Pelham Library</a> is here to talk about Pelham Reads Frankenstein, a community-wide reading festival around Mary Shelley's 19th century classic novel.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75841 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My! Ideas Matter: New York Council for the Humanities and The Civil War Sesquicentennial http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-new-york-council-humanities-and-civil-war-sesquicentennial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – </span><a href="http://www.wamc.org/term/ideas-matter" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter. This morning we spotlight the Civil War sesquicentennial.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">The New York Council for the Humanities</a> offers reading and discussion programs about the Civil War and Lincoln's speeches.</p><p>David Carlyon is a writer and independent scholar. He has a Ph.D. in theater history from Northwestern University and was a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68075 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: New York Council for the Humanities and The Civil War Sesquicentennial Ideas Matter: New York Council for the Humanities and Summer Reading http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-new-york-council-humanities-and-summer-reading <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – <em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em>.</p><p>It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</p><p>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.summerreadingnys.org/">New York State’s Summer Reading kick-off</a>. Erika Halstead is program officer for the <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">NY Council for the Humanities</a>&nbsp;and she joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67013 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: New York Council for the Humanities and Summer Reading