Executive Director Julie Ziegler looks back on Humanities Washington’s last 40 years serving the state and ahead toward our next 40.
Congress is considering massive funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Washington Executive Director Julie Ziegler argues these cuts are the last thing our nation should do, as the humanities and social sciences offer a clear competitive advantage in our increasingly interconnected world.
The Queering the Museum symposium at the Museum of History and Industry is set to spark discussion on the inclusion of LGBT/Q communities in history museums. Other grant-funded events and Speakers Bureau presentations are also offered around the state.
Join our Speakers Bureau presenters June 1 for a discussion about escaped slave Charles Mitchell in Bellevue or a Civil War reader’s theater in Federal Way. Coming up next week: more Speakers Bureau presentations and grant-funded events.
Historian William Woodward explores baseball’s hold on the American popular imagination during his talk Coming Home: Baseball’s America in Longview May 2. An abundance of Speakers Bureau presentations, grant-funded events and Washington State Poet Laureate discussions round out a busy calender of events for the next two weeks.
Humanities Washington’s first Think & Drink of the new year explores the future of marijuana in our state after its legalization. Also throughout the state: presentations by Speakers Bureau members and programming for our Traveling Exhibit and grant-funded events.
The Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities series kicks off with a discussion led by acclaimed Asian-American author Shawn Wong. Plus: Humanities Washington’s first Think & Drink of 2013 and Speakers Bureau presentations throughout the state.
Spark Grants fund programs throughout the state that promote conversation and critical thinking. Fall 2012 recipients received more than $77,000 for innovative programs aimed at sparking community dialogue. Letters of interest for the Spring 2013 round are due Jan. 25.
As 2012 comes to a close, Executive Director Julie Ziegler looks back on a year marked with several highpoints – and looks forward to Humanities Washington’s 40th anniversary.
Executive Director Julie Ziegler talks about Humanities Washington’s recent tour of the sweet treats available in Seattle’s International District. The afternoon adventure offered a nice taste of our exciting new Speakers Bureau roster.