The Council and the RI Center for the Book kicked off the 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island program with a packed house at the Pell Center at Salve Regina University on Saturday, January 31. This year’s selected book is Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. The event previewed offerings of the EnRICHment program.
With a long and proud history of promoting the humanities in public life, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities looks forward to supporting this new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities–The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
The Council recently awarded $6,000 in mini grants to the projects listed below: Manton Avenue Project, $2,000 to TAG TEAM Project – Entrepreneurship Play. Funds support a playwriting program, performance, and community dialogue for 5th graders from William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville. The tag team play will focus on the theme of ethical entrepreneurship, and will […]
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, DECEMBER 13, 2014 • Tony Laroche Anyone struggling to find a good book for a holiday gift can appreciate the work of the committee that selects the title for the annual Reading Across Rhode Island. While you may be choosing a story that will satisfy picky Uncle Morris, the committee is trying to peg […]
On Monday, November 17, 2014, state agencies, project managers, researchers, stakeholders, and funders celebrated Rhode Island’s first comprehensive shellfish management plan at the University of Rhode Island. The Humanities Council was proud to join the celebration as a funder of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, a resource created by the URI Coastal Institute to frame the Shellfish Management Plan within the history and culture of Rhode Island.