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Ohio Civil War 150

Published: May 26, 2015

On May 17, Ohio’s official commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War came to an end with an event at the Ohio Statehouse. The event featured the recreation of a speech delivered on the Statehouse steps by Senator John Sherman (portrayed by Rep. Read More

Conference at KSU asks “Why the Humanities”?

Published: May 14, 2015

During the Italian Renaissance, the study of literature was designed to offer the reader moral instruction as well as delight and diversion. History—in particular exemplary, ancient history—was a repository of philosophical guidance and subjects worthy of emulation. History, biography, and epic offered the reader lessons on how to… Read More

Ohio Humanities on the Road

Published: April 27, 2015

The Electric Guitar in Popular Culture Conference On March 27 I had the pleasure of traveling to Bowling Green to attend the first day of The Electric Guitar in Popular Culture Conference which was hosted by the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University and received funding from Ohio… Read More

For Earth Day 2015

Published: April 22, 2015

How do we make a visceral connection to the natural world?   So much of late modern culture seeks to alienate us from the tangible reality of the world. We seem to be in an ever deepening Gnostic age where the natural world is seen as an impediment… Read More

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