vermont humanities council

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Ideas Matter - Vermont Reads

  We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. 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.

Today we’ll learn about the Vermont Humanities Council’s “Vermont Reads” program – a statewide, one-book reading program that builds community through reading, discussion, and the exchange of ideas.

This year’s Vermont Reads book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Here to tell us more about the book and the program are Peter Gilbert, Vermont Humanities Council Executive Director and Amy Cunningham, Vermont Humanities Council Director of Community Programs.

North Country News
11:15 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Ignat Solzhenitsyn Talk Postponed Due to Snowstorm

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Moscow December 1998
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Russian International News Agency

A talk by conductor and pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn about the writing of his father, former exiled Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - who lived in Vermont, has been postponed due to the snowstorm.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Ideas Matter: Vermont Humanities Fall Conference: Music and the Human Experience

   We continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. 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 feature the Vermont Humanities Council's Fall Conference: Music and the Human Experience.

Music plays a powerful role in all societies. It expresses our most personal and profound feelings and binds us to both our neighbors and strangers alike. We are both soothed and energized by music. We worship with music; we go to war to music; we bury our dead to music. We are entertained by music, and with it we express our deepest beliefs. This year’s conference will be held at the Dudley H. Davis Center at the University of Vermont.