Eight projects received awards from the Vermont Humanities Council in the fall of 2017, including the Vermont Historical Society’s exploration, in partnership with the Cavendish Historical Society and the University of Vermont, of the life Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 100 years after his birth.
The Vermont Humanities Council has selected “Bread and Roses, Too” by award-winning Vermont author Katherine Paterson as its Vermont Reads book for 2018.
The Vermont Humanities Council’s popular First Wednesdays statewide lecture series begins a new season of diverse talks with renowned scholars this fall. New Yorker humorist and writer Calvin Trillin kicks off the season on the special date of September 27 with his talk “The Writing Life” at UVM’s Ira Allen Chapel.
Vermont Humanities awards $16,900 to ten organizations in its Fall 2016 grant cycle.
The Vermont Humanities Council has selected the award-winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson as its Vermont Reads book for 2017.
The Vermont Humanities Council has named Joyce Yoo Babbitt, Librarian of the Browns River Middle School in Jericho, as its 2016 humanities educator of the year.
The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series kicks off its fifteenth season October 5 at nine sites statewide with a slate of renowned scholars, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio, Vermont author Katherine Paterson, and acclaimed Civil War historian David Blight.
The Vermont Humanities Council’s Veteran Book Groups program returns to the Burlington area with two groups beginning later this summer.
The Vermont Humanities Council has received $30,000 from an anonymous donor to support VHC’s summer Humanities Camps program for middle-school students.
The VHC grant will support curriculum development and content delivery to create a common humanities thread within renowned arts, humanities, and STEM programming.