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Delaware Humanities provides educational outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.

Featured Events

November 17, 2018 12:00 pm

 

University of Delaware senior Annabelle Fichtner will give an update on her ongoing research on Mid-Atlantic net making technology and her collaboration with the Lenape Tribe of Delaware.
Hear about her research visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s Cultural Resources Center, and learn ways to get involved in her project.

 

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November 17, 2018 2:00 pm


Timothy Welbeck is an attorney, professor, hip-hop artist, and contributing writer based in Philadelphia. On the afternoon of November 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., he will play cuts from his most recent release, No City for Young Men, and discuss his work as a hip-hop artist with visitors to the museum in the Mitchell Center Theater.
Reservations requested but not required.
Please click here to register for the afternoon program.

At 6:00 p.m., he will present No City for Young Men: Hip-Hop and the Narrative of Marginalization, and sign copies of his album.
Reservations requested but not required.
Please click here to register for the evening program.

His scholarly work focuses on contemporary African and African American cultural expression, including hip-hop, contemporary issues of racial identity and law.   He teaches as an adjunct at Temple University, offering courses in Hip-Hop and Black Culture and Mass Media and the Black community. As a hip-hop artist, he has released three full-length recordings, shared the stage with national and international acts, including Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, Chill Moody, EPMD, Dead Prez, Canton Jones, Phanatik, Immortal Technique, and Jasiri X.

“No City for Young Men” tackles pressing issues like the plight of marginalized people in urban centers, xenophobia against immigrants, police brutality, the quest for self-determination, fatherhood, the intersection of faith and social justice, and more.  It also features dynamic guest performances from Chill Moody, Mahogany Jones, Adán Bean, James Gardin, Scenario, and production from Tone Jonez, Tee Wyla, and David P. Stevens. You may learn more about Timothy by visiting www.timothywelbeck.com

 

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Apply For a Grant

The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other nonprofit organizations.

** Fall Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Final Drafts are DUE Wednesday, November 14, 2018. ** 
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Calendar

November 17, 2018 12:00 pm
@Immanuel Union Methodist Church
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Cheswold, Delaware
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November 17, 2018 12:00 pm
@Immanuel Union Methodist Church
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Cheswold, Delaware
November 17, 2018 2:00 pm
@Delaware History Museum
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Wilmington, Delaware
December 2, 2018 9:00 am
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@Congregation Beth Emeth
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Wilmington, Delaware
December 3, 2018 10:00 am
@Fort Miles Battery 519 Military Heritage Museumj
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Lewes, Delaware

Newsworthy

  • Vision Grant Deadlines for Fall Cycle FY19

    September 12, 2018

    ATTENTION prospective applicants for Delaware Humanities Grants:

    Drafts for the Vision Grant Fall Cycle are DUE by Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
    Final Drafts are Due Wednesday, November 14, 2018. 
    A rough draft is required for Vision Grants.

     

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  • Welcome Bob McKennett to the Delaware Humanities Board

    September 12, 2018

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    September 12, 2018

    Now approaching her 90th day at Delaware Humanities, get to know ED Michele Anstine

     

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  • 2019 New Speakers and Programs

    September 12, 2018

    In the 2019 fiscal year (November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019), two new speakers and five new programs will be available for request.  Remember to wait until after October 1, 2018…

     

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