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Special Program Note

Are we living through a Biblical plague or feeling the wrath of the gods, like Thebes in the time of Oedipus? Please join us on Friday, March 5 at 5 pm as Dr. Katherine Gaudet (UNH) explores how stories, histories, and legends of epidemics can help us understand our own time.
Read the winter edition of Humanities magazine from our partners at the National Endowment for the Humanities. This issue features essays about Fanny Lou Hamer, Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, and the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, as well as other news about humanities projects nationwide.
If you missed any of last year’s programs in our Black Thought series, catch up now at our video archive. We explored reparations, public health, Shakespeare, and the civil rights movement in conversations with New Hampshire’s leading experts.
The College of Liberal Arts at UNH is observing Black History Month with an online talk from Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar on Monday, February 22 at 6 pm. She will discuss her award-winning book about Ona Judge, a Black woman enslaved by George and Martha Washington, who escaped slavery and fled to New Hampshire, where she resided until her death.
New Humanities to Go Program!

New Hampshire Humanities is delighted to welcome a new presenter in our Humanities to Go program. Geoffrey R. Kirsch is a Ph.D. candidate in Harvard University's Department of English, where he focuses on 19th and early 20th century American literature and its intersections with legal and political history. Geoffrey is now available for online presentations of his program “Forced into Politics: Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the Fugitive Slave Crisis.” You can book today by applying through our Humanities to Go program to bring him to your community.

Read what an audience member had to say about this program:

Mr. Kirsch delivered a thoughtful and balanced reappraisal of Daniel Webster's legacy and shed new light on Webster's relationship with another New England icon, Ralph Waldo Emerson. He did a masterful job making his presentation relevant to contemporary political divisions. Although Mr. Kirsch's erudition was obvious, he leavened it with wit and humor making his presentation accessible to all. Bravo to New Hampshire Humanities and Mr. Kirsch for such a quality presentation.

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