Summer - Fall 2011

Summer - Fall 2011

From the Corner of Elm and Friendly

Title:  From the Corner of Elm and Friendly

Creator:  Shelley Crisp

Subject:  Nathan Glencer, American, service members, Afghanistan, history, identity, humanities, dialogue, narratives, cultural parameters, inquiry

Description:  Executive Director of the North Carolina Humanities Council, Shelley Crisp, introduces the publication with observations by “Crossroads” contributor, Nathan Glencer, and Humanities Council trustee, Magdalena Maiz-Pena. 

Contributors:  Nathan Glencer, Magdalena Maiz-Pena

 

John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

Title:  The 2010 Caldwell Lecture in the Humanities: Knowing Your Place

Creator:  Hephzibah Roskelly

Subject:  ties, Southern culture, Malcolm Gladwell, social networks, Fred Chappell, I Am One of You Forever, local space, action, Guy Davenport, geography, local color, William Sydney Porter, O. Henry, Greensboro, Wind Mountain, Wendell Berry, James Baldwin, Farewell I’m Bound to Leave You, communities

Description:  Hephzibah Roskelly, professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, introduces Fred Chappell, 2010 recipient of the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

Contributors:  Fred Chappell

 

Crossroads

Title:  A Country, A People

Creator:  Nathan Glencer

Subject:  Goldsboro, Captain Shiraz Dalal, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Jeffrey Merritt, Sarah Merritt, Afghanistan, Afghan National Army, Becca Scott Reynolds, Arts Council of Wayne County, A Country, A People: Afghanistan Through the Eyes of the Men and women of the U.S. Military, war, Middle East, culture, Matthew Harnley, photograph

Description:  Nathan Glencer, a 2011 summer intern with the Humanities Council, discusses the Wayne County multi-disciplinary project capturing perceptions on the war in Afghanistan in A Country, A People: Afghanistan Through the Eyes of the Men and Women in the U.S. Military.

Contributor:  Dr. Roy Heidicker

 

Title: A Distant Vision

Creator:  Jennifer McCollum

Subject:  Goldsboro, Sarah Merritt, Becca Scott Reynolds, Arts Council of Wayne County, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Afghanistan, bond, two communities, photographs

Description:  Jennifer McCollum writes on A Country, A People: Afghanistan Through the Eyes of the Men and Women in the U.S. Military, a multi-disciplinary project seeking to the city of Goldsboro with its military community at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. 

 

Title:  More Than Policy

Creator:  Major Matthew Harnly

Subject:  Afghan National Army, U.S. Air Force, advisor, policy, life, photographs

Description:  Major Matthew Harnly reflects on his role as an advisor to the Afghan National Army, as well as photographic documentation of his time in Afghanistan. 

 

Road Scholars

Title:  New Scholars

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Omar Ali, Giles Harrison-Conwill, Douglas A. Jackson, Susan Ketchin, Jessie G. Lutz, Angela Robbins Marritt, Elisha T. Minter, Jonathan D. Sarris, Ed Southern, John Sullivan, Douglas Butler, Vivian Jackson, Lynn Salsi, EJ Stewart, Billy Yeargin

Description:  Bios and program titles for the ten new 2011 Road Scholars. 

 

Let's Talk About It

Title:  Imagining the Civil War

Creator:  Jonathan D. Sarris

Subject:  Let’s Talk About It, Civil War, Stephen Crane, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, fiction, truth, America’s Greatest Conflict: Novels of the Civil War, The March, E.L. Doctorow, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, Kaye Gibbons, The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara, Enemy Women, Paulette Jiles, Lincoln’s Dreams, Connie Willis

Description:  Let’s Talk About It Scholar Jonathan D. Sarris writes about the series America’s Greatest Conflict: Novels of the Civil War and the importance of fiction in bringing home historical truths.

 

2010 Annual Report to the People

Title:  The 2010 Annual Report to the People

Creator:  Shelley Crisp

Subject:  North Carolina Humanities Council, stories, identity, donors, organizations, communities, Museum on Main Street, initiatives, Smithsonian Institution, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, programs, partners, social media, Harlan Gradin, life

Description:  Executive Director Shelley Crips looks back at a successful year at the North Carolina Humanities Council. 

 

Title:  Regrants

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  planning grants, mini-grants, large grants, cultural, educational, humanities, programs, culture, heritage, Craven County, Wake Count, Buncombe County, Davie County, Durham County, Guilford County, Macon County, Madison County, New Hanover County, Orange County, Robeson County, Watauga County, Ashe County, Cabarrus County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Halifax County, Pitt County, Wayne County, Yancey County

Description:  A listing of the grants awarded to cultural and educational organizations in 2010.

 

Title:  The Teachers Institute

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  professional development, Searching for the Real Thing in American Music, Mount Airy, Benjamin Filene, seminar, educators, Mars Hill College, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, Museum on Main Street, Appalachian Voices, The Paul and Florence Thomas Memorial Art School, Joy Kinley, Patricia Beaver, Sandra Ballard, John Inscoe

Description:  The Teachers Institute offered three seminars in 2010 that centered around American music.

 

Title: Let’s Talk About It

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  library, discussion, books, films, poetry, theme, Picturing America, North Carolina Center for the Book, State Library of North Carolina/Department of Cultural Resources, Center for the Book, Library of Congress, Alamance, Bladen, Brunswick, Cabarrus, Carteret, Craven, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Iredell, McDowell, Nash, Pamlico, Union, Vance

 

Title: Road Scholars

Creator: The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  speakers, bureau, presentation, diversity, humanities, Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Carteret, Catawba, Cherokee, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Henderson, Iredell, Johnston, Lincoln, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Pasquotank, Pender, Person, Pitt, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Scotland, Stokes, Surry, Tyrrell, Wake, Warren, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes

Description:  The Road Scholars program covered fifty-two counties in 2010, while seventy-two percent of participating scholars gave at least one presentation during the year.

 

Title:  Museum on Main Street’s New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music

Creator: The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Smithsonian Institution, partnership, traveling exhibition, rural, professional training, scholars, programming grants, events, Cleveland, Madison, Pasquotank, Surry, Warren, Wayne

Description:  The partnership between the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service, Museum on Main Street, awarded six grants to sponsoring organizations in 2010.

 

Teachers Institute

Title:  Core Sound: A People and A Place of Change and Courage

Creator: The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Coastal Culthere in the Core Sound, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, harkers Island, educators, Down East Carteret County, scholars, Karen Willis Amspacher, Barbara Garrity-Blake, Carmine Prioli, Stan Riggs, Bland Simpson, Peter Mackuck, Island Born and Bred, Fish House Opera, A Breife and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, Off-Season in the Promised Land, Hope for a Good Season

Description:  The 2011 Teachers Institute Summer Seminar was held at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island with thirty-one participants and six scholars.

 

Title: AlumNews

Creator: The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject: Scott Ackerson, Susan Andrews, Wendi Craven Barber, Ashlee Campbell, Deborah Coulter, Caroline Courter, Jessica Harrell, Joy Kinley, Brooke Mabry, Lynne McNeil, Kristi Short, Edna Turner, Theresa Pierce                                            

Description:  Teachers Institute Alum share their professional news.

 

Museum on Main Street

Title:  Journey Stories Comes to North Carolina in 2012

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Museum on Main Street, North Carolina Humanities Council, rural, cultural organizations, journey, travel, immigration, migration, transportation, development, programming, training, freedom, society

Description:  Beginning June 2012, the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service will tour a Museum on Main Street exhibition, Journey Stories, focusing on the intersection between mode of travel and Americans’ desire to feel free to move.

 

Title: Welcoming Journey Stories State Scholar

Creator:  The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Pamela Grundy, Charlotte, Levine Museum of the New South, Changing Places: From Black and White to Technicolor, migration, immigration, Journey Stories, Museum on Main Street, North Carolina Humanities Council, Smithsonian Institution, A Journey Through North Carolina, “You Always Think of Home”: A Portrait of Clay County, Alabama, Learning to Win: Sport, Education and Change in North Carolina, 1880-1970, William Withuhn

Description:  Pamela Grundy, an independent historian living in Charlotte, is the 2012 state scholar for Journey Stories

 

From the Field

Title:  Literature & Medicine: Emerging as Better Caregivers

Creator:  Todd Savitt

Subject:  humanities, health care, personnel, discussion, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maine Humanities Council, Alice Barkley Fund, Terry Yuschok, Todd Savitt, Donovan McKnight, professional roles, conversation, experiences, hospital culture, interaction, philosophies, literature, medicine

Description:  Todd Savitt, a professor of medical humanities at East Carolina University and co-implementer of the Literature & Medicine program, reflects on the fun and importance of the interactions and challenges faced around the discussion table. 

 

Title:  Reading Tolstoy in the Durham VA Medical Center

Creator:  Theresa Yuschok

Subject:  Durham VA, nurse practioners, social workers, researchers, pharmacist, physicians, Todd Savitt, illness, disability, war, stereotypes, care-giving, death, discussion, Vladimir Nabokov, The Death of Ivan Ilych, dilemmas, Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried, Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran, mindfulness

Description:  Theresa Yuschok, director of the Durham VA Medical Center and co-implementer of the Literature & Medicine program, reflects on reawakening the soul in medical work through discussion in the 2010 and 2011 seminars. 

 

North Carolina Humanities Council

Title: Council Trustees

Creator: The North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  trustees, tenure, Donald Ensley, Calvin L. Hall, Tom Hanchett, Carol Lawrence, Glenis Redmond, in-coming, Joseph Bathanti, John Garman, Margaret Newman, Michael McCue, Reginald Watson

Description:  Five trustees completed their tenure in 2011, and the Humanities Council welcomes aboard five new trustees. 

 

The Last Word

Title:  Harlan Joel Gradin, Scholar Emeritus

Subject:  resigned, associate director of programs, director of community development, North Carolina Humanities Council, scholar emeritus, William C. Friday Fellowship in Human Relations, Crossroads, Helen and Martin Scwartz Prize for Excellence in Public Programming

Description:  Executive Director Shelley Crisp looks back on twenty years of Harlan Joel Gradin’s accomplishments as Gradin resigns from his position as associate director of programs and director of community development for the North Carolina Humanities Council. 

 

Title:  Make History Whole

Creator:  Nathan Glencer

Subject:  vision, humanities, interdisciplinary, knowledge, root paradigm, connections, history, community, Crossroads, accomplishments, failures

Description:  2011 Summer Intern Nathan Glencer interviews Harlan Joel Gradin about his vision for the humanities.

Contributor:  Harlan Joel Gradin