Humanities Thrives

The Humanities are part of the bedrock of how we engage with the world around us.

We speak and interact with each other via language, both written and oral. Our conversations are grounded in the history of our own experiences and the experiences of the world around us. We find faith or the lack of it, as we search for understanding and meaning whether keeping the sabbath going to church or, to paraphrase Emily Dickinson, by staying at home.

All of these experiences are ours and are shared, they are not the purview only of academics but part of the lived experience of each one of us. The clips shown here, from individuals of diverse backgrounds in Springfield and Clark County demonstrate that the humanities are far from dying, in fact we believe that the humanities thrive!

Humanities & The Arts

Jessimi Jones, Director of the Springfield Art Museum, speaks about the importance of the Humanities.

Maureen MassaroHumanities & Foundations

Maureen Sheehan Massaro, Executive Director of the Wilson-Sheehan Foundation

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