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Fall Conference Nov. 4-5

“Looking at Leadership through the Humanities.” 12 engaging experts will speak at our 43rd annual Fall Conference, including Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch.

 

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Our Programs

The Vermont Humanities Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. Learn more about our programs.

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Fall Conference 2016

Looking at Leadership through the Humanities. Learn more.

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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.

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First Wednesdays 2016-2017

Talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October to May. See schedule.

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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.

Upcoming Events

Sat 01

Vermont History through Song

October 1
1:30 pm
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »
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Sat 01

Vermont Reads: Shackleton Documentary Screening

October 1
2:00 pm
Join us for this film that retells Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members. Popcorn and drinks provided! Read More »
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Sun 02

Off Target: What Hollywood, Journalists and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns

October 2
2:00 pm
This is an apolitical examination into the mythology that surrounds firearms. Mark Timney’s lecture and Q&A session will examine how our perceptions of firearms have been distorted by media and folklore. Read More »
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Sun 02

A Sense of Place: Vermont’s Farm Legacy

October 2
2:00 pm
This lecture by Gregory Sharrow explores the fabric of farm culture in the past and probes its relationship to the world of Vermont today. Read More »
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