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A Look Back: The 2015 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

We want to thank everyone who attend our October 2015 annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities event at our new home in Charlotte, NC! We are so pleased to have honored Harvey Gantt with our 2015 Caldwell Award for his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across North Carolina. We were also excited to bestow the Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities to the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for their exhibit The Struggle Continues.

John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities Announcement

Harvey B. Gantt to receive the North Carolina Humanities Council’s John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities on October 15th in Charlotte. Congresswoman Alma Adams, Congressional District 12, recognized our 2015 award recipient earlier this week in Congress. Please follow this link to watch her remarks. We hope you will come to celebrate Harvey B. Gantt with us next week! 

 

National Endowment for the Humanities celebrates its 50th anniversary

The National Endowment for the Humanities kicks off year-long celebration of the agency’s 50th anniversary  

WASHINGTON (September 28, 2015) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this week will kick off a year-long celebration of the agency’s 50th anniversary

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Harvey Gantt Highest Honor

North Carolina Humanities Council trustees have selected Harvey Gantt as the recipient of the 2015 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award recognizes Gantt for his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across North Carolina. The Caldwell Award ceremony will be held on October 15, 2015, at the Mint Museum in Uptown, Charlotte at 6:00 pm. A reception will follow at the Harvey Gantt Center. The events are free and open to the public. RSVP is required due to space limitation.

Recipients of Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War Announced

The North Carolina Humanities Council has selected Wilkes Central High School’s project “Hammer Down” and the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County’s “Invisible Wounds of War” as the recipients of the Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War grants for the spring cycle. Standing Together is an initiative launched by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to promote the understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans.

2015 Call for Trustee Nominations

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites nominations for North Carolina Humanities Council trustees. Candidates must be North Carolina residents committed to advancing the North Carolina Humanities Council’s mission to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life and to facilitate the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

Hometown Teams Exhibit Arrives at Wake Forest Museum

The Wake Forest Historical Museum proudly presents Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a fascinating traveling exhibition brought to us by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution.

After two years of preparation and planning, the exhibition launched with an April 16th Preview Party. Sponsors and invited guests gathered to celebrate before going inside for the first official glimpse of the 800 square foot exhibition.

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New “Common Heritage” Grant Program

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2015) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant program, called “Common Heritage,” that will bring to light historical records and artifacts currently hidden in family attics and basements across the country and make them digitally available to the wider public and for posterity.

Let’s Talk About It Discussion Program Adds to Books’ Allure

Let’s Talk About It is the title of a book discussion series underway as a joint venture of the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library and the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society. It’s aptly named, according to folks who have participated.

The Wake Forest Professor and His Hometown Teams Home Movies

Today, if you were seated at a local sporting event, among enthusiastic fans, you wouldn't be surprised to see somebody recording the game on their hand held device, in fact, you might expect it. In the modern era of smart phones, where filming a video is as easy as sending a text message, it's hard to imagine the novelty of home movies.