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In 2020, the “Get Thee to the Funnery” Shakespeare camp took on the controversial Shakespeare play, “Merchant of Venice” and used it to confront prejudice and hate speech, deal with the pandemic lockdown, and examine the Black Lives Matter movement. Young actors in Vermont and Mumbai, India collaborated on the project that was filmed on Zoom and their iPhones. The piece was edited by Funnery founder Peter Gould and Burlington videographer Isaiah Palmeri.

On Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm join Gould, campers Gouri Bhuyan and Audrey Grant, and longtime Funnery participant and Vermont Humanities Literacy Programs Officer Jonny Flood as they host a roundtable discussion about the film on Zoom. Audience participation at this event is welcome and encouraged! Register at: https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/qualities-of-mercy/

Digital Programs

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First Wednesdays Videos

Recorded talks from our free public lecture series, from 2016 through the 2020-2021 season. View talks.

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Fall Conference Recorded Sessions

Videos from our free 2020 Fall Conference “Democracy 20/20.” View talks.

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Before Your Time Podcast Series

Exploring Vermont’s history, one object at a time. Produced with the Vermont Historical Society. See list of episodes.

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The Portable Humanist Podcast Series

Listen to Vermont Humanities talks and learn when you’re on the go. View list of episodes.

Recent Digital Posts

My Brigadista Year: A Democratic Ideal Amidst a Movement

My Brigadista Year: A Democratic Ideal Amidst a Movement

Katherine Paterson, the author of “Bridge to Terabithia,” “The Great Gilly Hopkins” and other beloved books, joins Vermont Humanities Executive Director Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup to talk about her trips to Cuba and her 2017 Young Adult novel, “My Brigadista Year.“

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Democracy Knitting Circle with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Democracy Knitting Circle with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Knit Democracy Together is a modern take on historical knitting circles like those that supported the abolitionist and suffragist movements. At a time when people are losing confidence in government, this project creates a positive model of democracy.

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Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

Video: Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the story of the first Morgan horse, which is tied up with the idea of Vermont identity, the relationship between humans and animals, and the creation of American myth.

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Words in the Woods with Poet James Crews

Words in the Woods with Poet James Crews

Video: Poet James Crews, author of “Bluebird,” reads from and discusses his poetry at Jamaica State Park for our Words in the Woods series. He also shares writing prompts for those inspired by his words.

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Before Your Time: Vermont on the Silver Screen

Before Your Time: Vermont on the Silver Screen

From “A Vermont Romance” to “Funny Farm,” our state has been featured in films for over a century. What are the myths that Hollywood creates about our lives in Vermont? And what are the myths that we create ourselves?

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