Damian Costello specializes in the intersection of Catholic theology, Indigenous spiritual traditions, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk.
This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book “Black Elk Speaks.”
Author Alison O’Leary is a longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers in Texas, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts.
Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. Author Alison O’Leary presents the story of the sinking of the freighter Heredia in 1942 with dramatic images and selections from the German U-boat captain’s diary.
William Tortolano draws a vivid recollection of the 1920’s and 1930’s, the great cultural rebirth of African-American music, art, and literature.
Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment through songs and stories.
Video: Most Americans associate evangelicals with the hard-right precincts of the Republican Party. But as Dartmouth religion professor Randall Balmer explains, evangelicalism in America has a much longer and more complex history, including a distinguished pedigree of working for progressive reforms. What happened?
Video: Author and advocate Susan Clark explains the Slow Democracy movement in which ordinary peopleFrederic Church painted landscapes of distinctive American features, including Natural Bridge in Virginia and Niagara Falls in New York. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explores how and why we used these American landscapes to distinguish the scale and scope of our cultural ambitions.
Video: Author and advocate Susan Clark explains the Slow Democracy movement in which ordinary people mobilize to find local solutions to local problems. In the process some find they can bridge the “us-them” divide so prevalent in our national politics.
Video: Emily Dickinson lived her entire life in Amherst, Massachusetts. One of the greatest American poets, and probably the most important woman poet of all time, she was also a quintessential New England poet. UVM professor emeritus Huck Gutman explores what Dickinson can teach us. Part of PoemCity 2019 in Montpelier.