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Humanities Tennessee conducts and supports public humanities programming across the state. We focus on local history, literary arts, and civic life, and our work sparks conversations and builds stronger communities across Tennessee.


TENNESSEE WATERS Exhibit at the Stigall Museum in Humboldt

The Tom & O. E. Stigall Ethnic Library & History Museum will host the Tennessee Waters: Shaping Our Land, Our Lives, and Our Future exhibit from November 16, 2018-January 17, 2019. Tennessee Waters is presented by Humanities Tennessee, the Tennessee Historical Society, and the Albert Gore Research Center. Click here to learn more.

Salon@615 with Michael Beschloss in conversation with Jon Meacham

Salon@615 is pleased to present New York Times bestselling historian Michael Beschloss, in conversation with Jon Meacham, for his new book, Presidents of War. On-Site Tickets: This Salon@615 is a free, ticketed event. A very limited number of tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event, after which walk-up guests will be accommodated on a Learn More…

Salon@615 Special Edition with Louise Penny

Salon@615 is pleased to present an evening with bestselling author Louise Penny for her new book, Kingdom of the Blind. This event will take place in Collins Auditorium at Lipscomb University. Tickets are required, and there are two ticketing options: a single ticket, which admits one person and comes with one signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind, or Learn More…

DEFENDING THE FIRE | Documentary Film at Global Ed Center

Join the Global Education Center on Saturday, December 1, for a screening of the documentary film Defending the Fire. With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions presents the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of War through the lens of Learn More…

Chapter 16

A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers and Passersby

Chapter16.org is a daily online publication that provides comprehensive coverage of Tennessee authors, literary news, and public readings; it also serves as the state’s virtual Center for the Book.

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