2022 July – Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Awards
Florida Humanities is thrilled to announce $28,000 in Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants for six projects at five Florida colleges and universities in support of public humanities programming.
Greater Good: Humanities in Academia funding offered up to $5,000 this summer to Humanities-related departments as well as Humanities Centers, Institutes, and Programs associated with Florida colleges and universities to support Fall 2022 community programming (either in-person or virtual) that seeks to broaden the public’s awareness of what it means to be human. The awarded dynamic programs take these important humanities conversations beyond the campus and into the community.
Following are the list of awards:
Flagler College — Humanities Department (Saint Johns)
“Panama and its Indigenous Peoples” – $5,000
Flagler College’s Language Program within the Humanities Department will bring four representatives from two indigenous groups of Panama for a two-day workshop during Hispanic Heritage Month that will focus on Panamanian culture in the country and in Northeast Florida.
Florida International University — Center for Excellence in Writing (Miami-Dade)
“Prison Literacies and the Humanities” – $3,000
The Center for Excellence in Writing at Florida International University will host a public conversation about prison literacy programs, focusing the exemplary efforts of a South Florida non-profit, Exchange for Change.
Florida International University — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Miami-Dade)
“Explore the Humanities with OLLI at FIU” – $5,000
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University will develop a Fall program series with three community partners to host in-person and virtual events that explore the humanities through music history, cultural studies, and American and Florida history.
Florida Memorial University — Department of Arts and Humanities (Miami-Dade)
“Teaching, Learning and Working during a Pandemic: Voices of Resilience from Lion Country” – $5,000
The Department of Arts and Humanities at Florida Memorial University (FMU) will organize two panel discussions exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on South Florida residents through humanities-based and historical perspectives.
Nova Southeastern University — Center for the Humanities (Broward)
“Generaciones: Cycles of Life” – $5,000
The Center for the Humanities at Nova Southeastern University will host “Generaciones: Cycles of Life,” a 4-part series during Hispanic Heritage Month exploring how life’s transitions generate new growth through literature, history, and cultural studies.
University of Central Florida — Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (Orange)
“Re-Membering Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Five Years After María” – $5,000
The Department of Modern Languages at UCF will host “Re-Membering Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Five Years After María,” a hybrid, bilingual panel discussion focusing on how the storm affected the cultural expression of people on the Island and in the diaspora through language, music, performance art, and literature.
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