ideas matter

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Ideas Matter: Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Brian J. Purnell

  Our series, Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities provides 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 Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Dr. Brian J. Purnell is the Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College and he joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care

  This morning we’ll discuss MassHumanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care – it’s a six-month long program that allows medical professionals to reflect on their work through the power of literature. Hospitals host scholar-led discussion groups and together they explore works of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction that illuminate issues central to caring for people, whether they are well, sick, or dying.

Our guests are Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs for MASSHumanities, and Robert Meagher, Professor of Humanities at Hampshire College.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Ideas Matter: Christmas In Our Culture

    Today in our ongoing Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities series, we bring you two outstanding public humanists, and we’ll discuss the idea of Christmas as one feasting holiday among others, enjoyed as a religious and not-so-religious holiday by many.

We’re talking about Christmas’ role in our culture.

Joining us – both from the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, NY are Beth Forrest Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Deirdre Murphy, Professor of Liberal Arts.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities Asks: What about the Public Humanities?

  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?

For our Ideas Matter series, Mary Rizzo, Public Historian in Residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers University-Camden join us to talk about it.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council - CT Center for the Book and Poetry Out Loud

  

The Connecticut Center for the Book is the CT affiliate to the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book. The mission of the CT Center for the Book is to provide access to the written and spoken word to readers, writers, residents and visitors to CT.

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. Students who participate in Poetry Out Loud master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. This program is coordinated by the CT Center for the Book in collaboration with the CT Office of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Amanda Roy is the Program Officer for the Public Humanities Programs for the Connecticut Humanities and she joins us to tell us more about these two great programs.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities - Demise of the Humanities

  Reports of the demise of the humanities have been greatly exaggerated as we discuss in this week's Ideas Matter segment.

Pleun Bouricius is the Director of Grants and Programs at Mass Humanities.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Ideas Matter: PA Humanities Council's "Based On The Book: Bestseller Cinema"

  This morning we spotlight the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and their upcoming "Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema" presentation in Haverford, PA on Nov. 16.

Film Critic Bill Wine will discuss the psychological difference between reading a book and viewing a film.

Bill Wine has been writing about and teaching film throughout his career, serving as a movie critic for magazines, newspapers, radio and television and online. He served as the movie critic for Fox Television for twelve years, earning eight Emmy award nominations and winning three Emmy awards. Wine has been the movie critic for the CBS station KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia since 2001. He has also written for The Village Voice, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and many other publications. He is the Tenured professor of film, La Salle University and he joins us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities' E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?

    This morning we spotlight Massachusetts Humanities and discuss their Tenth Annual Fall Symposium entitled, E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?

David Tebaldi is Executive Director at MASS Humanities and Alexander Keyssar is Professor of History and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University.

The Roundtable
10:30 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Ideas Matter: NY Council For The Humanities' Vampires, Mummies, And Frankenstein: Oh My!

Ankhefenmut - Albany Institute of History & Art

    This morning we spotlight New York Council for the Humanities and get seasonal and talk about their spooky humanities projects across New York.

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, "The Irish Vampire," exploring the life and influence of the Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, and his immortal 1897 work, Dracula.

Erika Sanger, Director of Education, The Albany Institute of History & Art. Erika joins us to talk about the exciting slate of programs she's organized around The Albany's Institute new exhibit, The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, specifically an upcoming project on Amenhotep's Mask and the Book of the Dead.

Anne Field of the Friends of the Town of Pelham Library is here to talk about Pelham Reads Frankenstein, a community-wide reading festival around Mary Shelley's 19th century classic novel.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities' Bringing The Humanities To Life

  We are very happy to continue our series, Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area.

This morning we spotlight Massachusetts Humanities and discuss bringing the Humanities to Life. Susan Stinson is an author and writer in residence at the Forbes Library in Northampton, MA. We also welcome Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs at Mass Humanities.

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