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Humanities Can Help During “Social Distancing”

We have postponed our public events through May 15, due to the increasing number of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases worldwide. More about this decision. During this time of social distancing, we are meeting our mission by sharing videos, podcasts, and online resources. And be sure to join in on the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Today’s Video:

Nancy J. Crumbine on E.B. White

From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy.

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Poet Richard Blanco: “How to Love a Country”

Poet Richard Blanco: “How to Love a Country”

Video: Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection “How to Love a Country,” exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses.

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Celebrating E. B. White

Celebrating E. B. White

Video: From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy.

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Listening in Place

Listening in Place

Take part in a crowd-sourced Sound Archive to document our daily experiences during the pandemic, via the Vermont Folklife Center.

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Emily Dickinson: Poet of New England

Emily Dickinson: Poet of New England

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.

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Daybreak Express: Reuben Jackson on Duke Ellington

Daybreak Express: Reuben Jackson on Duke Ellington

Many Vermonters know Reuben Jackson as the host of Vermont Public Radio’s Friday Night Jazz. In this episode, Jackson shares some evocative Duke Ellington recordings, and discusses Ellington’s love for trains. He also describes the Ellington orchestra’s work in the segregated United States. 

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Vermont Art Online

Vermont Art Online

The new Vermont Art Online initiative allows you to discover Vermont’s museums and galleries from the comfort of your home.

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Built to Last

Built to Last

Audio: Plenty of Vermont’s historic buildings are traditional homes, churches, and meeting houses. But as the state changed in the 20th century, its architecture did too. Now experts are looking more closely at buildings that look nothing like what came before.

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Stories of My Life

Stories of My Life

Audio: Famed children’s book author Katherine Paterson spoke about the story behind her popular book, “Bridge to Terabithia,” at our Fall Conference in 2015.

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Amelia

Amelia

Video: The mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1937 often overshadows her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra examines the remarkable life of the aviation legend.

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Permission to Pause

Permission to Pause

“Many people are speaking to this moment as an opportunity to go deep,” says this thought-provoking blog post from The Whitman Institute.

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The History and Structure of Stone Walls

The History and Structure of Stone Walls

Video: New England has thousands of miles of stone walls. Author and builder Kevin Gardner discusses the history of stone walls and how they became a significant element of our landscape, all while building a miniature New England wall in the library.

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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Vermont

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Vermont

Video: From the Vermont Historical Society’s Third Thursday series: historians Lyn Blackwell and Rachel Onuf share a Vermont perspective on suffrage, including previously overlooked and fascinating women.

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