Tagged: HUMANITIES

ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Aiken native featured in campus writers’ series | Features

The long-awaited revival of the Oswald Distinguished Writers Series is almost upon us. A victim of the many event cancellations attendant upon the onslaught of the pandemic, the series is returning Oct. 26 with an in-person reading at USC Aiken’s Etherredge Center.

The featured writer this fall is Pam Durban, an Aiken native who went on to become a professor of creative writing at UNC-Chapel Hill and the author of award-winning novels and short story collections. Durban’s most notable recent appearance in our fair city was as the keynote speaker at the statewide humanities festival hosted in Aiken in 2018.

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In Honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, Marquis Who’s Who Presents the Arts, Culture, Sports and Entertainment Moguls Maker’s List | News

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Marquis Who’s Who (MWW), the world’s leading biographical publisher, is proud to announce the honorees selected for its October Maker’s List, celebrating Arts, Culture, Sports and Entertainment Moguls. The Maker’s Lists are directed by Erica Lee, CEO of MWW. These lists aim to recognize both established and emerging leaders in their respective fields.

“While our Arts, Culture, Sports and Entertainment Moguls’ list is comprised of many esteemed and identifiable names, it is our Disabled Leaders and Disability Activists’ list that I would like to call special attention to,” said Erica

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Here are Biden’s nominees to lead National Endowments for the Arts, Humanities : NPR

Left: Shelly C. Lowe, nominee for the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Right: Maria Rosario Jackson, nominee for the National Endowment for the Arts chair

Chris Richards; Photo courtesy of Maria Rosario Jackson/The National Endowment for the Humanities; the National Endowment for the Arts


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Chris Richards; Photo courtesy of Maria Rosario Jackson/The National Endowment for the Humanities; the National Endowment for the Arts


Left: Shelly C. Lowe, nominee for the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Right: Maria Rosario Jackson, nominee for the National Endowment for the Arts chair

Chris Richards;

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COVID recovery includes reviving the huge arts and humanities economy

When President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law within his first 100 days of office, some questioned why it included funding for the arts and humanities. Each of our agencies – the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities – received $135 million to support and sustain arts and humanities groups as well as educational institutions facing financial hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Critics called it “wasteful spending” or unrelated to coronavirus recovery.

Yet many arts and culture organizations, from America’s small towns to its big cities, were

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