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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

April 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Join Delaware Humanities and Bayhealth for Literature and Medicine. Based on the award-winning program started by Maine Humanities, Literature and Medicine is a group that meets once a month to discuss a piece of literature related to medicine. No knowledge of medicine required, just an enjoyment of reading and thought-provoking discussions!

An information/orientation session will be held on April 9 at 6 PM. Here you can learn more about the program and register if space is still available.  If you already know you would like to register for the program, please still attend the April 9 session.  You can register in person that day or by contacting Delaware Humanities.  Early registration is advised, as the Bayhealth Literature and Medicine program reaches capacity each year.

Enrollment is for all six (6) sessions. Single session enrollment is not allowed. The sessions take place on Tuesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM. The class dates are as follows:

Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, May 28
Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday, August 27
Tuesday, September 24

The enrollment fee ($35) includes the six 90 minute discussion led by a trained facilitator, a curated set of readings for the discussions (usually excerpts from fiction and non-fiction works), a meal, and two books.

 

 

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April 27, 2019 6:30 pm

 

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The 2019 Opera Delaware Festival includes productions of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and a double bill of Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial By Jury.
Held prior to the start of each performance, Inside Opera: Live lecture series provides informative introductions exploring the human experience through literature, history, and culture.
On April 27th, the Opera Director Octavio Cardenas will provide the lecture before the performance, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wessler Room at the Grand.

Update: Sister Helen Prejean will be attending the opening night performance of Dead Man Walking.

 

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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.

** Spring Vision Grant Cycle FY19 Deadlines: Final Drafts are DUE by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. ** 
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Calendar

April 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Lloyd King
@Hockessin Library
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Hockessin, Delaware
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April 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Speaker: Lloyd King
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@Hockessin Library
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Hockessin, Delaware
April 23, 2019 6:00 pm
@Bayhealth
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Dover, Delaware
April 27, 2019 6:30 pm
@The Grand
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Wilmington, Delaware
April 28, 2019 1:00 pm
@The Grand
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Wilmington, Delaware

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    Want to meet an astronaut? Students currently in grades 5-12 are invited to submit a short story or art to the DEstination: Space contest. Deadline to submit is Friday, May 24, 2019 at midnight.

     

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