A Vibrant Appalachia

Ohio Humanities is a proud supporter of humanities work throughout Ohio’s Appalachian communities, where funds are in high demand and other support is much less common than in larger cities. From a walkable outdoor exhibit in an Athens park that highlights the important role the humanities have played in the region to LatinX storytelling by Southern Ohio Folklife, we are … Read More

In Conversation: Dr. Deondre Smiles

Dr. Deondre Smiles is a Black and Ojibwe scholar originally from occupied Dakota territories (Minneapolis). A geographer whose research interests include Indigenous geographies and epistemologies, science and technology studies, and tribal cultural resource preservation and protection, Dr. Smiles earned his PhD in Geography from The Ohio State University in 2020. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University … Read More

Black American Tree Project Launches New Website

The Black American Tree Project (BATP), a joint collaboration of Public Allies Cincinnati and Starfire, has received a 12-month, $20,000 grant to further develop the project and expand its reach in Ohio.  The Ohio Humanities grant has allowed the BATP founders to build a website (www.theblackamericantreeproject.org) so that more Ohioans can book the experience for their group, and access additional … Read More