About Vermont Humanities
Vermont Humanities has named Susan Piccoli, the librarian for Woodstock Union High School and Middle School, as its 2021 Victor R. Swenson humanities educator of the year.
“Dreaming of Timbuctoo” is a traveling exhibit that will be displayed through October at Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury, with support from a Vermont Humanities Rapid Response grant.
Vermont Humanities recently announced its Vermont Reads book choice for 2021: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra.
The day after the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial was announced, the Center for Whole Communities in Burlington hosted a discussion between Senator Ram and Delma Jackson, the co-host of the Dive-In-Justice podcast.
The mastermind behind the vision of Mi Vida, Mi Voz (My Life, My Voice) is a 17-year-old senior at Hinesburg High School, Lena Ashooh of Shelburne. Her project aims to draw attention to Vermont’s migrant community and to rural youth through annual workshops.
Vermont Humanities is delighted to announce the creation of the Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities, created through a legacy gift of $125,000 from Anne’s estate. The fund will support projects at Vermont Humanities that focus on women writers.
Three new employees have joined Vermont Humanities in just the past six months: Community Programs Officer Rachel Edens and Literacy Programs Manager Jonny Flood started in September, while Communications Production Manager Sahra Ali started in January.
On May 26 at 7:00 pm, Vermont Humanities will host Angie Thomas, author of the Young Adult bestseller The Hate U Give, in a free virtual presentation as part of its Vermont Reads program. The public is invited to register for the event at www.vermonthumanities.org/thomas.
Our staff and board have had many complex conversations since the December announcement that the University of Vermont plans to eliminate 23 programs in the coming years, most in humanities disciplines.
We speak with Meg Mott—political theory professor, constitutional scholar, and the moderator at Putney’s town meeting—about the ongoing threats to Vermont’s town meeting tradition.
Town meeting is central to our identity as a little state on a human scale that does things differently. But what happens to town meeting when it needs to change during a pandemic? Or when it changes because Vermont itself has changed?
We examine some of the products that people have mailed from and to Vermont, from maple syrup to complete houses and almost everything in between.