Food For Thought

A statewide conversation about the aesthetics, ethics and politics of food
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Family Literacy Project

Encouraging families to read books and talk about ideas together.
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Oral History Program

Documenting and preserving the history and culture of Mississippi.
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Public Awards

Recognizing outstanding public humanities contributions. *Follow link below for dates and times for 2013 Humanities Teacher Award recipient lectures.
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MHC Speakers Bureau

Connecting you with pre-approved speakers for events.
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Meaning of Service

Service volunteers sharing & discussing experiences.
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Picturing America

Telling America's story through art.
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2014 Humanities Awards Recipients Announced

The Mississippi Humanities Council is delighted to announce recipients for its 2014 Public Humanities Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions by Mississippians to the study and understanding of the humanities.

NEH Thanks Carpenter for 27 Years of Service

Dr. Barbara Carpenter, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, will retire Thursday, Oct. 31, after 27 years of with the Council, 17 as executive director. Her contributions to the humanities in Mississippi and nationally were noted this week in a personal letter of commendation from the acting director of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Carole Watson.

Rockoff Prepares to Lead Humanities Council

In a few weeks, I will begin the daunting task of replacing Dr. Barbara Carpenter as the executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council. As an organization that has had only two directors in its 41-year history, the Council has produced an extraordinary record of supporting and developing innovative humanities programming across the state. Following in the footsteps of legends like Drs. Cora Norman and Barbara Carpenter is both exciting and a little intimidating, especially for an outsider like myself.

Nominations Invited for 2014 Humanities Awards

The Mississippi Humanities Council invites nominations for its 2014 Public Humanities Achievement Awards, which honor outstanding contributions in the arena of public humanities. Nominations will be accepted for Humanities Scholar Award, Humanities Partner Award, Humanities Educator Award and Preserver of Mississippi Culture.

Stuart Rockoff Tapped to Lead Humanities Council

The executive committee of the board of directors of the Mississippi Humanities Council has named Stuart Rockoff as the organization’s new executive director of the organization. Rockoff comes to the Council from the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute for Southern Jewish Life where he has been director of the history department since 2002.

Smithsonian Exhibit Examines ‘The Way We Worked’

The Way We Worked, a Mississippi Humanities Council-sponsored Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, will begin its tour of the state with opening ceremonies at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum in Meridian at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

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April 3, 2014
“The Way We Worked” Opens at Copiah-Lincoln CC April 3
Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Mutton Building, Wesson, MS
April 27, 2014
Conscious Thought and Thought about Consciousness
E.F. Yerby Conference Center, University of Mississippi, Oxford — April 27-30
May 13, 2014
War & Society Roundtable Discussion May 13, 2014
Hattiesburg Public Library, 329 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS -- 6:00 p.m.
June 20, 2014
Reconciliation Between Black and White Physicians in Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Student Union, Jackson, MS -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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