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October 14, 2014

This free program explores the use of lithographs in 1840s presidential politics.

In conjunction with "The Face of a President" exhibition, the Polk Home will host a free program at 7pm, Thursday, October 16, that centers on one campaign medium--the lithograph. 

August 28, 2014

Grants totalling $14,393 go to four Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects.

Humanities Tennessee has awarded $14,393 in grant funds to four Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects. Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, and Nashville’s Global Education Center, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, and the Martha O’Bryan Center each received a grant for public projects.

August 28, 2014

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support a series of guided tours sponsored by Lipscomb University as part of its project to acknowledge the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Nashville.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support a series of guided tours sponsored by Lipscomb University as part of its project to acknowledge the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Nashville, “Agents of Their Own Destiny: Race and Remembrance in a Civil War City.”

July 25, 2014

The Tennessee State Museum will host two free events in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit, "The Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation," funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee.

July 17, 2014

Visit the James K. Polk Home & Museum to see "The Face of a President," exhibit, supported by Humanities TN, and enjoy drinks and music in the gardens. For tickets, visit jameskpolk.com.

June 6, 2014

ENHE will hold its summer program for children using literature and field trips to explore the theme, "My Family, My Community, My World." Funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. 

East Nashville Hope Exchange will hold its summer program for children using literature and field trips to explore the theme, "My Family, My Community, My World" from June 16-July 25. Funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. 

June 6, 2014

Three Tennessee organizations receive grants totalling $18,640 for public humanities projects. 

 

Humanities Tennessee has awarded $18,640 in grant funds to three Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects. Red Clay State Park in Cleveland, East Nashville Hope Exchange, and the James K. Polk Memorial Association in Columbia each received a grant for history and literacy projects.

June 6, 2014

The exhibit examines how the advent of lithography and photography “gave a face” to the President and other elected officials, and transformed politicians into celebrities. Funded in part by a grant Humanities Tennessee. 

"The Face of a President" exhibit will be on view June 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015 at the James K. Polk Home and Museum.

February 5, 2014

Humanities Tennessee's new funding priority encourages projects that build mutual respect among Tennesseans.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce a new funding priority for our 2014 General Grant and Small Project Grant Programs.  Although all eligible projects are welcome to apply, our Board of Directors has a particular interest in projects that seek to deepen the understanding Tennesseans have of each other and that model civil behavior by bringing people together to share differing perspectives.

January 8, 2014

New exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum to show the diversity and complexity of slaves' experience.

The Tennessee State Museum is set to unveil the exhibit Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation in February. The exhibit, funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, tells the story of one of the largest tobacco plantations in the country and highlights the diversity and complexity of the slaves' experience.

September 18, 2013

Join renowned Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram for a presentation at the McClung Museum.

Join renowned Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram for a presentation at the McClung Museum, in which she will explore the methods of animal mummification as well as the theological and aesthetic significanceof them to the people of ancient Egypt.

September 18, 2013

The Lincoln County Library is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through October 16, 2013.

The Lincoln County Library is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through October 16th, 2013. Sponsored by the War of 1812 Commission and partially funded by Humanities Tennessee, the exhibition features artifacts, maps, and an indepth exploration of the significant role of Tennessee and its people in this important chapter in history. 

September 18, 2013

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," October 19-December 14, 2013.

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812,"  October 19-December 14, 2013. Sponsored by the War of 1812 Commission and partially funded by Humanities Tennessee, the exhibition features artifacts, maps, and an indepth exploration of the significant role of Tennessee and its people in this important chapter in history. Contact the museum for more information.

September 10, 2013

This two-day event explores the fifty years following Emancipation in East Tennessee.

July 29, 2013

The story of  Cherokee, French, and British entanglements in 18th century East Tennessee.

Nolichucky Pictures presents a new documentary, partially supported by Humanities Tennessee's grant program, about the history of Fort Loudoun, focusing on the relationships among the European garrisons and the Cherokee in the 1750s-60s.  Fort Loudoun: Forsaken by God and Man will premiere on August 6, 8pm (EST) on public televison in East Tennessee, and re-air on August 12, 9:30pm (EST).  Visit Knoxzine for more information.

July 2, 2013

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts Cleveland curator Mark Cole, who highlights the magical realism of Carroll Cloar's paintings in his talk, The Magic of Carroll Cloar.

June 3, 2013

Carroll Cloar's work blends styles, creating a unique and timeless vision of the American South.

"The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" features 80 influential works, and will explore the work's relationship to regional art forms and major societals shifts during Cloar's 20th century career. The exhibit is on view at the Brooks Museum through September 15, 2013 and is partially supported by Humanities TN.  Visit the museum's website for more information.

June 3, 2013

Edward Curtis IV, speaking at the Memphis Public Library, edited the Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States.

Join Dr. Edward Curtis IV, professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, as he discusses "Muslims in American Since 1776" on July 18 at 6:00 pm.  The event is hosted by the Memphis Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, and partially supported by a grant from Humanities TN.

May 31, 2013

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce the grant awards for the 2013 General Grant Program. Grantees include the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Memphis Public Library, the African American Heritage Alliance, and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce the grant awards for the 2013 General Grant Program, which include the following projects:

Core Conversations: Summer Workshops Focused on Museum and School Partnerships

March 5, 2013

**New Date** Matthew Shenoda reads from his work on May 31st, 8:00 pm at Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike. He will lead a workshop, Poetry & Travel, on June 1st, 10:00am at the Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Avenue.

 

Matthew Shenoda reads from his work on May 31st, 8:00 pm at Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike.  He will lead a writing workshop, Poetry & Travel, on June 1st, 10:00am at the Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Avenue.

The Global Education Center is sponsoring these free, public programs featuring Egyptian Coptic poet, Matthew Shenoda, who is on faculty at Columbia College in Chicago and will read from his latest work, Season of Lotus, Season of Bone. The project is partially funded by Humanities Tennessee.

March 5, 2013

The East Tennessee History Center is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through May 19th, 2013.

The East Tennessee History Center is hosting "Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812," through May 19th, 2013. Sponsored by the War of 1812 Commission and partially funded by Humanities Tennessee, the exhibition features artifacts, maps, and an indepth exploration of the significant role of Tennessee and its people in this important chapter in history. Visit easttnhistory.org for a calendar of related events.

September 7, 2012

Humanities Tennessee is proud to support two new projects designed to bring the humanities to rural and underserved audiences. On October 26th and 27, authors  read and discussed their work during a book festival at the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend. This winter, the Global Education Center will host Egyptian Coptic poet Matthew Shenoda for public readings and a writing workshop at the Casa Azafran Community Center.

Humanities Tennessee is proud to support two new projects designed to bring the humanities to rural and underserved audiences. On October 26th and 27, authors read and discussed their work during a book festival at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend. This winter, the Global Education Center will host Egyptian Coptic poet Matthew Shenoda for public readings and a writing workshop at the Casa Azafran Community Center.

July 25, 2012

Each year, Humanities Tennessee provides funding support to Knoxville Public Library for the Children's Festival of Reading and to the Tennessee Historical Society in support of Tennessee History Day, the state competition for National History Day. Each of these programs promotes education in the humanities for the youth of Tennessee.

Each year, Humanities Tennessee provides funding support to Knoxville Public Library for the Children's Festival of Reading and to the Tennessee Historical Society in support of Tennessee History Day, the state competition for National History Day. Each of these programs promotes education in the humanities for the youth of Tennessee.

 

May 2, 2012

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce the grant awards for the 2012 General Grant Program. Take a look!
 

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce the grant awards for the 2012 General Grant Program, which include the following projects: