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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.

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November 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Speaker: Saul Broudy

Speaker free, 4 – 5 PM
Dinner following speaker at $5/members & $8/guests, 5 – 6 PM

 

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December 11, 2017 2:00 pm
Outstanding theatrical productions and performances in New York and/or London since 1950 are placed in the historical context of their times. Examples of productions that may be explored include: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Music Man, Death of a Salesman, Of Mice and Men, Hamlet, Arcadia, South Pacific, A Man for All Seasons, and Big River. Davison has delivered lectures and readings in the U.S. and abroad and has published many articles and books on literature and theatre.

 

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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

November 30, 2017 6:00 pm
@Harrington Public Library
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Harrington, Delaware
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November 30, 2017 6:00 pm
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@Harrington Public Library
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Harrington, Delaware
December 4, 2017 1:30 pm
Speaker: Karen Jessee
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@Milford Women's Club
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Milford, Delaware
December 9, 2017 2:00 pm
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@Delaware Public Archives
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Dover, Delaware
December 11, 2017 2:00 pm
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@Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • Delaware Humanities Council posts filled

    August 8, 2017

    The Delaware Humanities Council elected Board officials and approved three new members at the June board meeting.  In early August, Governor John Carney re-appointed three board members as well.

     

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  • HumaniTeens: Cultural vs. Genetic Heritage

    August 10, 2017

    In this installment of HumaniTeens, Stella and Zehra relate taking ancestral DNA tests, their results, and what this meant to each of them.

     

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  • 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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