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Scanlan, Laura Wolff, Humanities


A Round up of Activities Sponsored by the State Humanities Councils

ARIZONA

Judy Nolte Temple presents "Family Secrets: The Uneasy Tradition of Diarists and Their Readers" at Arizona State Library's Carnegie Center in Phoenix on December 9.

Author and geologist Way ne Raniiey gives a talk on "Ancient Landscapes of the American Southwest" at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center in Phoenix on Nov. 6.

As part of the Archaeology Café series at the Center for Desert Archaeology in Tucson, R. Brooks Jeffery discusses "Sustainability and Sense of Place: Defining a New Vernacular Architecture" on Nov. 2, and Patrick Lyons examines "The Role of Pottery in Understanding the Ancient Southwest" on Dec. 7.

Anthropologist and Hopi tribal member Mica h Loma'omvaya presents "Change and Continuity: 1500 years of Hopi Farming and Land Stewardship on the Colorado Plateau" at the Arizona State Museum in Tucson on Dec. 2.

FLORIDA

History teacher Joe Vetter portrays Union Civil War General Adelbert Ames at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building in Ormond Beach on Nov. 20. Ames was a Medal of Honor winner, a Reconstruction governor and United States senator in Mississippi, and the great-grandfather of writer George Plimpton.

GEORGIA

The Georgia Humanities Council and the Albany Civil Rights Institute are sponsoring two events: a screening of Freedom Riderti - a Stanley Nelson film - at Albany State University on Nov. 17, and a panel discussion featuring civil rights activists Joan Browning and Norma Collins at the Thronateeska Heritage Center on Nov. 18.

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta hosts its annua] book festival, Nov. 6-20, featuring author talks, a panel discussion, and storytelling.

The Norcross Arts and Community Center presents "Meet the Author," with Tim Green on Dec. 3. Green is a former Atlanta Falcons, as well as an attorney, author, and a champion of the "Guys Read" online program to encourage boys and men to become lifelong readers.

HAWAI' I

"Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art" remains on display at the Honolulu Academy of Arts through Jan. 9. The exhibition features works from Thailand and Cambodia dating from the ninth century, as well as artifacts from the Neolithic and Bronze ages.

IDAHO

The Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Journey stories" continues at the Olde School Community Center in Fruitland through Dec. 4 and opens at the Jerome Public Library on Dec. 10.

ILLINOIS

"New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" traveling exhibition is on view at the Western Illinois Museum in Macomb through Dec. 5 and at the Chillicothe Public Library beginning Dec. 11.

Road Scholars Speakers Bureau programs include "Thanksgiving: The Great American Holiday," with Penelope Bingham at Elwood Community Church on Nov. 4; "Crossroads of the Nation: The Hidden History of Illinois' Railroads," with Simon Cordery at the Savanna Historical Society on Nov. 20; and "This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Great American Folk Song," with Bucky Halker at the Champaign Public Library on Dec. 5.

INDIANA

The Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis hosts an interfaith storytelling program, "Unexpected Guests at the Table," on Nov. 10.

The Spirit and Place Festival takes place in Indianapolis from Nov. 5-14 and explores food ways of the Hoosier state.

IOWA

Books discussed as part of the "Confessions of a Bibliophile" series at the Burlington Public Library include Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books by Lynne Sharon Schwartz on Nov. 13, and So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson on Nov. 27.

Speakers Bureau programs include "Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel" at the Burlington Public Library on Nov. 5 and the Mason City Public Library on Nov. 13; "Discussions, Readings, and Maybe a Banjo" at the Coralville Public Library on Nov. 13; "A Year with a Pioneer Family" at Bradbury Hall in Oskaloosa on Nov. …

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