November 2016

Call for 2018 Living History Performers
Ohio Humanities seeks high-quality living-history scholars to portray historical characters for Ohio Chautauqua 2018, which will explore the theme  Modern Legends: America in the Mid-20th Century.  The 2018 troupe will include American characters ( 1940-1970 ) whose legacy has touched the modern imagination and left a larger-than-life imprint on the American psyche. We welcome applications for characters that are appropriate to the theme

17th Annual Cleveland Jewish Book Festival 
Ohio Humanities is pleased to announce an $8,000 grant award to the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland in support of its  17th annual Jewish Book Festival, Nov. 13-21, 2016. Since its inception, it has become one of the most well-attended Jewish book festivals in the country.  
Coffee and Conversation with a Grantmaker 
Join Ohio Humanities Program Officer Robert Colby, PhD, for a discussion about  how to develop and present engaging cultural programs. The program begins 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at The Idea Center® at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. It will include examples of successful programs funded by Ohio Humanities in the Cleveland area and an overview of the Ohio Humanities' grants program. 
Voicing + Action Project: A Sense of Community 
The Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute is inviting the community to join a Nov. 22 discussion how race intersects place making in the lives of women from East Cleveland.  Video shorts will complement the discussion.

The stories are drawn from the Social Justice Institute's oral history archives about the lives of African American women of East Cleveland during the twentieth century - whether they came from nearby communities or as far away as Troy, Alabama. The event is free and begins at 11:30 a.m., at the Mather House, Case Western Reserve University, 11201 Euclid Avenue.
Woodworth's Wishful History of the War of 1812
With funding support from Ohio Humanities, R. Bruce Way, PhD, will lead the discussion,  Samuel Woodworth's Wishful History of the War of 1812. The Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, will serve as the event host,  Dec. 8 from 7-8 p.m. 
Way is an associate professor and lecturer in history and foreign languages at the University of Toledo.  It is part of an ongoing  Everyday Humanities lecture series, sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the University of Toledo and the Way Public Library of Perrysburg.  
NOTE: The 2017 series returns Jan.18 with John Sarnecki, PhD. He will lead the discussion, Ethics of Preserving Antiquities in Wartime  
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