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Delaware Humanities provides educational and arts outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

January 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Speaker: Ed Okonowicz
From the tombstone carved in the shape of the state of Delaware to the ‘Remember Me As Thou Stands by’ marker, Delaware’s cemeteries record our history and reflect our ever-changing modern world. This presentation, accompanied by color and black and white images, presents Delaware’s history, culture, and major historical figures and events through grave markers. The talk examines tombstone architecture and interesting inscriptions and shows how permanent memorials reflect individual tastes and specific historical periods.

 

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February 5, 2018 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jean Norvell
The day I was born, Hitler’s troops annexed Austria, and the first ripple of war moved across Europe. This is a personal memory of growing up in war torn London, remembering air raids, the bombing, and the air raid shelters we slept in.  It was after Hitler invaded Poland that England went to war, and that’s when thousands of children, including my brother and sister, were evacuated to the country.   After they came back my mother said, “If we are going to die, we are all going to die together.” My uncle manned one of the ‘little boats’ that crossed the Channel and brought back soldiers from Dunkirk.  At age 16, my brother volunteered for the Merchant Navy, and he was in many convoys that constantly crossed the Atlantic in spite of German submarines. After 6 years, the war finished, and gradually things returned to normal. For me growing up with war had been my normal, and it took a while to adjust to no blackout, sleeping in a bed, and having all the family home together.

 

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The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other
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Calendar

January 25, 2018 6:00 pm
@Selbyville Public Library
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Selbyville, Delaware
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January 25, 2018 6:00 pm
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@Selbyville Public Library
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Selbyville, Delaware
January 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Speaker: Ed Okonowicz
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@New Castle Public Library
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New Castle, Delaware
February 5, 2018 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jean Norvell
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@South Coastal Library
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
February 6, 2018 6:00 pm
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@Kent County Public Library
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Dover, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers Market

    August 18, 2017

    Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Biracial Students Share Their Perspectives

    August 24, 2017

    In this growing international community, biracial and intercultural relationships have skyrocketed. The amount of people who are biracial is at an all time high. However, these students face conflicting issues of identity and acceptance from an early age. Racial tensions within America have contributed to a rough experience. Additionally, within the families, there is a matter of acceptance from both sides. We spoke to three biracial students in an attempt to more deeply understand the struggles they experience as young Americans.

     

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  • Environmental Humanities Internship

    October 26, 2017

    Interested in the humanities and the environment?  Like working with people and in the great outdoors?  If you are a college student in the state of Delaware, we invite you to apply for our Environmental Humanities Spring 2018 Internship.

    We are looking for college undergraduate or graduate students majoring in humanities fields or fields relating to the environment.  The intern will develop humanities based environmental programming that will take place in the state of Delaware between April and August 2018.

    Please see the application form for more information and to apply.   Applications received by December 1, 2017 will be given first consideration.

     

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  • Delaware Humanities is Seeking an Executive Director

    November 7, 2017

    Delaware Humanities is seeking an Executive Director.  Please view full job description for details and for how to apply.

    Desired start date is February 1, 2018.

     

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