Utah Humanities Newsletter (Nov 21)


"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."

-  Jonas Salk
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Happy Thanksgiving From Utah Humanities

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and allies who generously support Utah Humanities
year-round with your ideas, partnership, and gifts! We wish for you a joyous day with family and friends, good conversation, and a healthy sprinkling of laughter.
Utah Hosted a  Very Successful National Humanities Conference

Utah Humanities was proud to sponsor and host the 2016 National Humanities Conference!
The 2016 conference theme was Humanities Partnerships - Meeting Local and Global Challenges
This conference, which was held November 10-13, was the first in a series of joint Federation of State Humanities Councils and National Humanities Alliance national meetings.
Conference attendees enjoyed sessions centered on partnership, social events, award ceremonies, book signings, and field trips. We were thrilled to come together as humanities colleagues and to showcase our beautiful, vibrant state.
Cynthia Buckingham, executive director of Utah Humanities and David Allred, board chair of Utah Humanities, delivered a warm welcome to the more than 450 people in attendance and thanked the Opening Reception sponsors for their generous contributions. Sarah George, director of the Natural History Museum of Utah, and Dianne Harris, dean of the University of Utah, College of Humanities, and board member of Utah Humanities, also welcomed attendees. 

"The work we do... is the most important work
we could possibly be doing now. There is no
better time to be an advocate for the
humanities and do what we do."
- Dianne Harris

The Federation of State Humanities Councils provided a comprehensive daily re-cap of the conference, including articles, photos, and live streams.

For a nice view of the entire conference, visit the NHC Daily and the National Humanities Conference Facebook page.

Photo Credits:
Opening Reception at the Natural History Museum of Utah. (Jo-Ann Wong)

Humanities colleagues from across the nation gather to discuss partnership models, how the humanities can address global challenges, and more. (Deena Pyle)
Save the Date:  Join Us for the 2017 Utah Tour of The Way We Worked!

The Way We Worked is a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives. Utah Humanities will tour the exhibition to six communities around Utah from January 2017 to January 2018.
Explore how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years!
Visit The Way We Worked, enjoy related community exhibitions, and participate in great local programming in Ogden, Hyrum, Castle Dale, Fillmore, Leeds, and Park City, and remember to use #UtahWorks on social media to be a part of the conversation and experience.

The entire Utah tour kicks off in Ogden with a public grand opening. Plan to join us for fun family activities, live work demonstrations from local industries, a local Ogden exhibit in addition to the Smithsonian exhibit, and more.
Ogden Grand Opening of The Way We Worked

Saturday, January 28, 2017
12:00 pm

Ogden Union Station Museums
2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

Visit The Way We Worked exhibition page on our website for details on the entire tour.

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There are always new humanities events to attend!
Many Thanks

Utah Humanities would like to thank all our sponsors for their support of the 2016 National Humanities Conference. Thanks to their generosity, individuals and organizations from around the country were able to come together to meet, discuss, connect, and consider how we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.

We are also extremely grateful for the collaboration between the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance, which allowed us to increase awareness and partnership between public humanities programming and academia, for students and staff of
Salt Lake Community College, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah who volunteered for the conference, and to "camera girl" Jo-Ann Wong.

Utah Humanities is grateful for the generous support of many individuals, foundations, and corporations, and for public funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Utah, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund.

Empowering Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities.

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