Serpent Mound — an Icon of Ancient Ohio

Alex Corpuz

Join the Richland County Genealogical Society online for a virtual Ohio Humanities’ Speakers’ Bureau event with Brad Lepper! Serpent Mound in Adams County is one of the largest and most spectacular earthen sculptures in the world. The age of the serpent is a subject of current debate with some archaeologists arguing that it was built by the Adena culture at … Read More

Not Since Tecumseh: Darkness at Midday over the Ohio Country – Total Eclipse of the Sun – April 8, 2024

Alex Corpuz

Tom O Grady in front of lunar diagram

Come visit the Milan-Berlin Township Public Library for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers Bureau event with Tom O’Grady! The last time Ohio was witness to a total eclipse of the sun was on June 16, 1806. The 1806 eclipse has gone down in history as Tecumseh’s Eclipse. Tecumseh was working to create a confederation of Native tribes to resist continued losses … Read More

My Ohio

Alex Corpuz

David Baker, Ohio Poet

Come visit the HeART Gallery in Toledo for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers Bureau event with David Baker! David has lived in Ohio for more than thirty years, and his poetry springs directly out of his life and experiences here. These poems illuminate our villages and farms—from Lake Erie to the Ohio River—our big-city gardens, small-town neighborhoods, and family life. David … Read More

Not Since Tecumseh: Darkness at Midday over the Ohio Country – Total Eclipse of the Sun – April 8, 2024

Alex Corpuz

Tom O Grady in front of lunar diagram

Come visit the Upper Arlington Public Library for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers Bureau event with Tom O’Grady! The last time Ohio was witness to a total eclipse of the sun was on June 16, 1806. The 1806 eclipse has gone down in history as Tecumseh’s Eclipse. Tecumseh was working to create a confederation of Native tribes to resist continued losses … Read More

Photography during the Civil War

Alex Corpuz

Come join the Quincy Gillmore Civil War Round Table and visit Lorain County Community College for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers Bureau event with Mark Holbrook! The American Civil War prompted photographers to take their cameras out of their studios in an effort to capture images of the war. The results changed perceptions of war and was a catalyst for an … Read More

Frankenstein! Myth, Monster, and Popular Culture

Alex Corpuz

Linda Mizejewski, Oho Humanities Speakers Bureau

Come visit the Upper Arlington Public Library for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers Bureau event with Linda Mizejewski! Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein towers over Western literature as one of the most influential novels ever written and science’s most enduring myth.  Technologies of artificial intelligence, laboratory fertilization, cloning, and titanium body parts make Shelley’s monster more relevant with each passing decade. Frankenstein also launched the horror … Read More

The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio’s Ancient Superhighway

Alex Corpuz

Come visit the Cheers Chalet with the Fairfield County Heritage Association for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers’ Bureau event with Brad Lepper! The Great Hopewell Road was a set of parallel earthen walls built by the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1-  400. They began at the monumental Newark Earthworks and ran southwest in a remarkably straight line. … Read More

Rebels in Corsets: The Embodied Rhetoric of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Alex Corpuz

Come visit the Columbus chapter of the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution for an Ohio Humanities Speakers’ Bureau event with Susan Trollinger! The story of the women’s suffrage movement is often told (even by US historians) as a peaceful transition by which white male politicians happily gave women the right to vote. This could not be further from the … Read More

The Newark Earthworks: One of the World’s Ancient Wonders

Alex Corpuz

Come visit the Rowfant Club for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers’ Bureau event with Brad Lepper! The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric enclosures and mounds in the world. The work of the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1-  400, these geometric earthworks covered nearly five square miles, using more than seven million cubic feet of … Read More