Vermont Humanities

Norwich Snapshot

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First Wednesdays

Host: Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society

Library phone: (802) 649-1184
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Venue: Norwich Public Library

368 Main Street
Norwich, Vermont 05055
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Norwich Snapshot Events

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Coming of Age in Vermont: Transits of Youth in a Complexly Interwoven World

In the 1920s, Margaret Mead’s book Coming of Age in Samoa ignited fiery debate about the influence of culture in adolescent development. Anthropologist Kristin Bright considers this legacy for how we think about the entanglements of AI and coming-of-age today by drawing on ethnographic research in Vermont and Canada and exploring how youth imagine themselves in ways that stretch, use, and refuse digital technologies.

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Racialized Musical (Hi)stories

“History” usually implies an accurate account of past events while a “story” is less accurate, embellished by a “storyteller.” With remarkable consistency in the US, our “histories” have been written by white persons, usually men, with little divergence from the narratives of “great works” of a “western canon.” Philip Ewell expands on music’s histories/stories and explains why the common American music curriculum is still segregated along racial lines.

Statewide Underwriters: The Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Program Underwriters: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities; Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Norwich Bookstore; Otto & Associates; Stave Puzzles

Library Sponsors: Friends of the Norwich Public Library; Norwich Historical Society


Vermont Humanities*** August 4, 2023