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In Memoriam: William Clyde Friday

The North Carolina Humanities Council is very saddened by the passing of William Clyde Friday, noted educator, statesman, and humanities advocate. Among his many honors, Mr. Friday was the recipient of the 1999 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. In 2008, he delivered the annual Caldwell Lecture for the Humanities.

Betty Ray McCain Honored with John T. Caldwell Award on October 5 in Wilson

The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council honored North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, October 5, 2012, at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College in Wilson, NC.

Journey Stories Opens in Cullowhee

Journey Stories, a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition presented by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the Smithsonian Institution, and rural communities statewide, continued its 2012-2013 tour throughout North Carolina on Saturday September 29, 2012, at the Mountain Heritage Center on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Betty Ray McCain to Receive the John T. Caldwell Award for the Humanities

The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council have chosen North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Allen Campbell Theater at Barton College in Wilson, NC. The event is free and open to the public.

Humanities Council Trustee Joseph Bathanti Named NC Poet Laureate

via NC Arts Council - Award winning poet, professor and advocate for literacy, Joseph Bathanti, of Vilas, has been named North Carolina’s Poet Laureate by Governor Bev Perdue.

Deadline for Submissions is Aug. 15 for Linda Flowers Literary Award

History

The North Carolina Humanities Council was privileged to have Linda Flowers as one of its members from 1992 to 1998. During the years we shared with her, she taught us many things. Above all, Linda showed us what it means to live by one’s belief that “the humanistic apprehension is as necessary for living fully as anything else. Education in the humanities,” she wrote, “is equipment for living.”

Humanities Council Invests $57,486 in Grants Statewide

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $57,486 in grants for projects in the humanities. All funded programs are free and open to the public.  

Projects supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council are vital to its commitment to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life. Through grants and public programs, the Humanities Council facilitates the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

Journey Stories Exhibit Opens in Burgaw

Journey Stories, a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition presented by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the Smithsonian Institution, and rural communities statewide, began a year-long tour throughout North Carolina on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Pender County Public Library in Burgaw.

Grant Funds Available for Digital Humanities Projects

North Carolina Stories is a Humanities Council grant initiative that encourages the investigation of local history via themes such as immigration, migration, adaptation, and displacement. The project is facilitated by a community nonprofit sponsor with deep and appropriate connections to the specific geographic area and requires a humanities scholar specializing in the themes inherent in the project or in the use of digital resources.

Latest Issue of North Carolina Conversations

The latest issue of North Carolina Conversations is now available in print and online.The bi-annual publication explores various aspects of public humanities across the state. Items featured in this issue include: