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If a program or event you were planning to attend does not appear below, it has been cancelled or postponed.  Please continue to monitor our calendar and website for the most up to date information.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Mar
26
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Why do you think we sometimes know one thing and do another? Why is education not always sufficient to change our behavior?

Take a lunch break and join us for a short 30 minute conversation based on Dr. Asch’s TED Talk “Why it’s so hard to make healthy decisions”.

At a time when many of us are physically separated, Delaware Humanities plans to host some “Distant Discussions” to bring us together. We will use videos, shorts stories, poems, and more to bridge the gap between us, when a sense of community and being united is especially important.

Use this link to watch the video with the transcript: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_asch_why_it_s_so_hard_to_make_healthy_decisions/transcript?language=en

To join the conversation, you can register or you can join us on Zoom at noon on Thursday, March 26.

Contact us with any questions!

Apr
2
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Is it always possible to know you are making a difference?

Take a lunch break and join us for a short 30 minute conversation based on Leo Tolstoy’s short story “Three Questions”.

At a time when many of us are physically separated, Delaware Humanities plans to host some “Distant Discussions” to bring us together. We will use videos, shorts stories, poems, and more to bridge the gap between us, when a sense of community and being united is especially important.

Use this link to read the short story: https://www.yuni.com/library/docs/200.html
Or you can use this link if you prefer to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8QiAWquftE  (note the translation is slightly different)

To join the conversation, you can register or you can join us on Zoom at noon on Thursday, April 2.

Contact us with any questions!

Apr
9
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Can you feel good about feeling bad?

Take a lunch break and join us for a short conversation based on Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself”.

At a time when many of us are physically separated, Delaware Humanities plans to host some “Distant Discussions” to bring us together. We will use videos, shorts stories, poems, and more to bridge the gap between us, when a sense of community and being united is especially important.

Use this link to read the poem.

To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!

Apr
16
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Why Didn’t Delaware Ratify the 19th Amendment?

Distant Discussions: Happy Half-Hour Edition

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.  Grab your favorite beverage and join us for a short conversation on “Why Didn’t Delaware Ratify the 19th Amendment?” led by Dr. Anne Boylan, Professor Emerita of History and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware.

At a time when many of us are physically separated, Delaware Humanities plans to host some “Distant Discussions” to bring us together. We will use videos, shorts stories, poems, and more to bridge the gap between us, when a sense of community and being united is especially important.

Want to learn more on this week’s topic?  Visit our “Nothing Less” virtual exhibit and website to learn about Delaware, Women’s Suffrage, and Equal Rights.

To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!

Apr
23
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Is a feeling of connection necessary for a sense of responsibility?

Distant Discussions: Earth Day Edition

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Join us for a short 30 minute lunch time conversation based on Prince Ea’s spoken word performance “Three Seconds”The discussion will be led by Lisa Dill, Environmental Humanities and English professor at the University of Delaware and the University of Iowa.

You can watch the video for this week and/or read the transcript.

To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!

Apr
30
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Do you think it is better to be informed about the injustices in the world or to remain in the dark to things beyond your immediate experience?

Distant Discussions: Happy Half Hour Edition

Grab your favorite beverage and join us us for a short 30-minute “happy half hour” conversation on Margaret Atwood’s poem “It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers”.

You can find the poem here.To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!

May
1
Fri
Vision Grant Spring Cycle FY20 Rough Drafts Due
May 1 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm

See our Grants page for more information.

May
4
Mon
CARES Recover Grant Q&A @ Online
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Delaware Humanities to ask your questions about the CARES Act Recover Grant.

For more information you can also visit our website.

Registration required.

May
6
Wed
Virtual Programming Webinar @ Online
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Want to host some virtual programs, but don’t know where to begin?  Delaware Humanities will host a webinar, which will be a broad overview of where to start if you are new to virtual programming.

Help us determine what to highlight or discuss by filling out this survey.

Registration is required.  Register here.

May
7
Thu
Distant Discussions @ Online
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

How do we decide what we do and don’t believe, and why are we sometimes wrong?

Distant Discussions: Happy Half Hour Edition

Watch the video “The Invisible Gorilla” by Daniel Simon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtKt8YF7dgQ
 
Then join us for a short 30-minute “happy half hour” conversation led by Dr. Joan DelFattore about the shortcomings in human thinking.

You can find the video here. To join the conversation, please register.

Contact us with any questions!