Dialogues on the Experience of War is an intimate book discussion series that uses Homeric texts and contemporary readings to help veterans access, understand, and articulate their experience of war and return. The facilitation model was developed by Roberta Stewart, Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College, who has conducted book discussions with and for veterans for nine years in the Upper Valley.
John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath has stirred and inspired readers for 77 years. The centerpiece of a multi-town community read funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in the 1930s in the aftermath of the Dust Bowl, chronicles one family’s forced migration to California – a microcosm of the widespread devastation of the Great Depression.
Supported by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the Friends of Public Art will kick off the Winchester Musical Heritage Project with events exploring Winchester’s unique place in music history and manufacturing innovation. A lecture titled “Whatever Happened to Yankee Ingenuity?” will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene.
Through time, writers have grappled with addiction in their work and in their lives. As New Hampshire confronts an opioid addiction epidemic unbound by education, vocation, or class, New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a grant to Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to explore the concept and ramifications of addiction in literature. On August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
For fourteen years, America has been mired in war, war being waged by less than one percent of the population. The relatively small number of active military service members has widened a cultural gulf between the military and civilian sectors. Enter the humanities!
The power of storytelling and dialogue is becoming recognized as a way to help veterans address both the experience of war and the social and cultural barriers that prevent returning soldiers from fully integrating into society.
New Hampshire Humanities warmly welcomes Rebecca Kinhan as Communications Director. Kinhan has called New Hampshire home for thirty years, coming to the state as an English and fine art major at Notre Dame College and falling in love with the state’s cultural treasures and visual beauty.