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March 2017

Opposing the All-Powerful State: Radical Pietism, Napoleonic Wars

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoar Schoolhouse, 221 E. Fourth Street
Zoar, OH 44697 United States
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K. Aaslestad, PhD The 2017 Zoar Bicentennial Speaker Series presents, Opposing the All-Powerful State: Radical Pietism during and after the Napoleonic Wars. Speaker Katherine Aaslestad, Ph.D. (pictured) will discuss the role Napoleonic Wars had in the founding of Zoar Village by early 19th century German Separatists.  Her lecture is from 1-2 p.m., March 4, 2017, at the historic Zoar Schoolhouse, 221 E. 4th Street, Zoar. There is no cost to attend. Aaslestad is a professor of history…

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Everyday Humanities: Medieval Women and the Story of the European Witch

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Way Public Library, Perrysburg, 101 E. Indiana Avenue
Perrysburg, OH United States
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C. Neufeld, PhD The Everyday Humanities series, sponsored by the Way Public Library of Perrysburg, and in collaboration with the University of Toledo's Humanities Institute, presents: Medieval Women and the Story of the European Witch. Speaker Christine Nuefield, PhD., will explore medieval-era hysteria about witchcraft. She will also explore why a disproportionate of the convicted and summarily executed were women. The public is welcome to come participate in the conversation March 7, 2017, at the Way Public Library,…

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April 2017

Everyday Humanities: Women Writers and Nursery Rhyme

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Way Public Library, Perrysburg,

Melissa Gregory, PhD The Everyday Humanities series, sponsored by the Way Public Library of Perrysburg, and in collaboration with the University of Toledo's Humanities Institute presents, Women Writers and Nursery Rhyme. Speaker Melissa Valiska Gregory, Phd., will explore the forgotten history of nursery rhymes. Her talk will also examine their role in the evolution of children's literature featuring 19th century female writers. The public is welcome to come participate in the conversation April 6, 2017, at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana…

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11th Annual Ohioana Book Festival

April 8
Sheraton Columbus at Capital Square, 75 E State Street
Columbus , OH 43215 United States
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Ohio Humanities is a proud presenting sponsor of the 2017 Ohioana Library Book Festival. Since 2006, the festival has connected Ohio writers and illustrators with book lovers of all ages. The book festival has become the largest of its type in Ohio. It frequently welcomes more than 100 authors and over 3,000 visitors each year. This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through programs and grants, Ohio Humanities helps…

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May 2017

Everyday Humanities: Theatre of the Occult

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Way Public Library, Perrysburg, 101 E. Indiana Avenue
Perrysburg, OH 43551 United States
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E. Lingan, PhD The Everyday Humanities series, sponsored by the Way Public Library of Perrysburg, and in collaboration with the University of Toledo’s Humanities Institute, presents: Theatre of the Occult. Speaker Edmund B. Lingan PhD., will explore theater's role in Europeans and Americans seeking knowledge of the occult during the 19th century through the mid-20th century. The public is welcome to come participate in the conversation. It is May 17, 2017, at the Way Public Library, 101…

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June 2017

Chautauqua 2017: Burton

June 6 - June 10

The 2017 Ohio Chautauqua Historians (l-r): Novelist Mary Shelley, primatologist Dian Fossey, President Theodore Roosevelt, physicist Marie Curie, and Shawnee leader Chief Cornstalk. Preparations are underway to again bring history to life for the upcoming Ohio Humanities Chautauqua 2017: The Natural World tour. What is Ohio Chautauqua? Building on the 19th-century tradition established on the shores of New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation…

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Jazz De Luxe — Ted Lewis and the Jazz Age, 1916-1920

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pickaway County District Library, 1160 North Court Street
Circleville, OH 43113 United States
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  Ohio Humanities recently awarded a $2,000 grant to The Ted Lewis Museum in support of its 40th Anniversary Celebration. The grant has enabled the museum to present a special lecture by Mark Berresford, “Jazz De Luxe - Ted Lewis & His Role in the Dawn of the Jazz Age, 1916-1920.” The lecture examines how Lewis popularized 20th century jazz as sideman and bandleader. The lecture is followed by a demonstration of a phonograph to listen to Lewis' music as recorded…

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Everyday Humanities: Gender and Superheros

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Way Public Library, Perrysburg, 101 E. Indiana Avenue
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
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J. Brown, PhD The Everyday Humanities series, sponsored by the Way Public Library of Perrysburg, and in collaboration with the University of Toledo’s Humanities Institute, presents: Gender and Superheroes. Speaker Jeffrey Brown, PhD., will explore gender and body issues present in film and in popular culture. The public is welcome to come participate in the conversation. It is June 12, 2017, at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. The 45-minute talk is free and…

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2017 Ohio Chautauqua — Clifton

June 13 - June 17

The 2017 Ohio Chautauqua Historians (l-r): Novelist Mary Shelley, primatologist Dian Fossey, President Theodore Roosevelt, physicist Marie Curie, and Shawnee leader Chief Cornstalk. Preparations are underway to again bring history to life for the upcoming Ohio Humanities Chautauqua 2017: The Natural World tour. What is Ohio Chautauqua? Building on the 19th-century tradition established on the shores of New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation…

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2017 Ohio Chautauqua — Warren

June 20 - June 24

The 2017 Ohio Chautauqua Historians (l-r): Novelist Mary Shelley, primatologist Dian Fossey, President Theodore Roosevelt, physicist Marie Curie, and Shawnee leader Chief Cornstalk. Preparations are underway to again bring history to life for the upcoming Ohio Humanities Chautauqua 2017: The Natural World tour. What is Ohio Chautauqua? Building on the 19th-century tradition established on the shores of New York’s Chautauqua Lake, Ohio Chautauqua is a five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation…

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