Dialogues on the Experience of War & Homecoming:
A weekly reading and discussion group for veterans and service members
The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s combat veterans. Contemporary literature combines with The Odyssey to reveal timeless and universal truths about combat trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, and readjustment. Veterans and current service members are invited to attend this 14-week reading and discussion group co-led by facilitator teams of veterans, clinicians, and content experts. Free copies of the readings will be provided to participants. For more information about Dialogues on the Experience of War & Homecoming, click HERE.
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The Transformative and Incendiary Power of the Editorial Cartoon
New Hampshire Humanities received a $30,000 grant from the Pulitzer Foundation for a project that explored the editorial cartoon with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Signe Wilkinson and Joel Pett, and humanities scholars Jytte Klausen and Victor Navasky. A public forum featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists and humanities scholars was held at the NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. Boston Globe Political Editor Felice Belman moderated the panel discussion, which drew a sold out audience for a lively discussion of cartooning and First Amendment Rights. In March 2016 we hosted a conference for high school students led by Souhegan High School Ethics teacher Chris Brooks, the seventh annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) Day. The conference drew more than 1,200 high school students and teachers who took part in lively group discussions on an array of First Amendment issues, and an informative panel discussion with our panel of experts. New Hampshire Humanities is proud to be a sponsor of HYPE 2017. For more information and a video about HYPE, please click HERE.