Vermont Humanities has named Jason Barney, a social studies teacher at Missisquoi Valley Union High School, as its 2019 Humanities Educator of the Year.
Funny, surprising, and observant, Gish Jen is a brilliant chronicler—in both fiction and nonfiction—of America and the immigrant experience. Her work explores not only themes of alienation and identity, but also artistic expression and the self, as she challenges us to ask how the cultures we are steeped in influence the stories we tell.
For seventeen years Ali White has been the weaver of the First Wednesdays tapestry. Working with now-retired Executive Director Peter Gilbert, she began a pilot project at one library in 2002 that bloomed into one of our flagship programs.
Seven projects received awards from the Vermont Humanities Council in the fall of 2018, including the Root Racial Justice Center’s Visible in Vermont exhibit.
Fourteen projects received awards from the Vermont Humanities Council in the spring of 2018, including the Clemmons Family Farm’s Common Things Lecture Series.
The Vermont Humanities Council seeks nominations for the sixteenth annual Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, given to a Vermont teacher who demonstrates excellence in the teaching of the humanities.
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.
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.