The Council recently awarded $13,895 in mini grants to the following humanities projects. Congratulations to our grantees!
CELEBRATION OF THE HUMANITIES: Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities will honor Roger Mandle, art historian, curator, and former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, Consuelo Sherba, founder and co-artistic director of Aurea, Rhode Island’s Shellfish: An Ecological History – University of Rhode Island, and Matthew Lawrence, writer, editor, curator, and founder of Not About the Buildings, at the 2015 Celebration of the Humanities.
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts, has been selected to receive a competitive Latino Americans: 500 Years of History grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
New Council board member Dr. Touba Ghadessi of Wheaton College spoke about what drew her to Rhode Island and the value of the humanities here at a recent Humanities Happy Hour hosted by fellow board members Lauren K. Drury and Kyle Zambarano and sponsored by Adler Pollock & Sheehan. Read her remarks here.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes Sharon Collier, Touba Ghadessi, Gina McDonald, Jean Patiky, and John Simmonds to its Board of Directors. The new members bring expertise in the areas of scholarship, technology, finance, leadership development, arts, and community engagement.