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MoMS Exhibition: I’m A Travelin’ Man

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

From the Back Seat of a Station Wagon

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

Reflections on the Civility Forum

By Nicholaos Jones, philosophy professor, University of Alabama-Huntsville *Winner of the 2011 Whetstone-Seaman Faculty Development Award Glenn Dasher, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UA-Huntsville, asked me to write an essay for the civility forum in August 2010. I agreed, even though my only professional exposure to thinking about issues of politics and […]

Project Dividends

In the early 1980s I am interviewing a sophomore who has applied for admission to the teacher education program at the small college where I teach. His answer to the question “Why did you choose history as your teaching area?” intrigues me. He relates a story about several retired miners coming to his sixth grade […]

What Hath Ya’ll Wrought?

With all due apologies to the Book of Numbers and Samuel Morse (a quick aside—win a free AHF car magnet by being the first person to reply to this post and explain the Samuel Morse allusion!), let me pause a moment and thank all of AHF’s donors and supporters for the accomplishments of the past […]

Opposing Forces

In the immediate aftermath of the tragic Arizona shooting, I am consumed with despair, barely able to keep my attention on driving home through the heavy afternoon traffic, my mind shuffles through a stack of possibilities searching for a trump—a solution to the intense rancorous rhetoric that has come to dominate public discourse. The interview […]

Now Accepting 2011 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce the ninth-annual Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship benefiting kindergarten through sixth-grade teachers. This scholarship is a professional development opportunity for teachers to receive a $1,000 scholarship to enhance their teaching about Alabama/American History and citizenship and to encourage civic involvement by students in their community. The application […]

Christmas Appreciation

In honor of the holidays, AHF will explore contributions to literature, film, art and other humanities disciplines in the name of holiday spirit! Or, through the art of storytelling, we will tell you our favorite Christmas memories. Most folks admire roses. Thorns and all. I love to hear “Remember the Rose Bowl, we’ll win then”…tears […]