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E-news Fall 2019

In this issue: 

GrantsPathways |  Speakers Bureau | Council News

Fall is full at Ohio Humanities.

Fall is a time when Ohio Humanities awards major grants; public programs produced by organizations who received grants in recent cycles are in full swing; Ohio Humanities-produced programs like Speakers Bureau kick off the season with events across the state; and the latest issue of Pathways magazine exploring how sharing stories can help heal a community is out in all corners of Ohio and beyond! We also welcome four new board members, and two staff members.

Scroll down to read about the plethora of activity you can participate in around the state!
For cultural programming all over Ohio

Ohio Humanities Awards Fall 2018 Major Grants.

At its September meeting, Ohio Humanities awarded major grants totaling $103,175 to six nonprofit cultural organizations across the state. These grants support projects that inspire real conversations about real issues.
Kent, Portage County
Kent State University
Mapping May 4th: Voices of a Community

Marion, Marion County
Marion County Historical Society
Marion Voices Bicentennial Oral History & Folklife Project

Beachwood, Cuyahoga County
Mandel Jewish Community Center
Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Clinic
Dementia and Personhood: Facts and Myths 

Cincinnati, Hamilton County
Cincinnati Museum Center
Celebrating the Ohio Suffrage Centennial in Greater Cincinnati

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Cleveland State University
The Right To Vote: The 15th and 19th Amendments
Council News
Board & staff updates
Autumn brings exciting changes at Ohio Humanities. Four new board members were elected at the September meeting for terms beginning November 1, 2019. We are also very pleased to welcome two new staff members.
New board members (effective Nov. 1, 2019)

Stacia K.

Stacia Kuceyeski (Columbus, Franklin County) is director of the Outreach Division at the Ohio History Connection, where she manages the organization’s engagement with local history organizations, libraries, and educators around the state. She has written and directed several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is a frequent contributor to national museum publications.

Marilyn Mobley, PhD (Beachwood, Cuyahoga County), is professor of English and African American Studies at Case Western Reserve University, where she formerly served as Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. She is a founding member and former president of the Toni Morrison Society and the recipient of two NEH awards--one for her scholarship on Toni Morrison and one for a summer institute to assist teachers with educating students about slavery. Board member Kenneth Ledford remarked that Dr. Mobley "is a national figure in university administration, as well as a humanities scholar with a national profile."

Emily Prieto, MBA (Columbus, Franklin County) is a case manager for Molina Healthcare, a national managed care services provider for individuals who qualify for government-sponsored programs. As a case manager, Ms. Prieto creates customized in-home services based on clients' social and physical needs. She also volunteers as a court-appointed guardian, a member of the Near East Area Commission, and as a certified tourism ambassador for Columbus.

Jeremy Taylor, PhD (Defiance, Defiance County), is the Arts and Humanities Chair and teaches history at Defiance College, where he also serves as an assistant coach for the school's football team. Board member Kevin Rose reports that Dr. Taylor "has been instrumental in raising the profile of and increasing enrollment in the humanities at Defiance College." With teaching and research specializations in the Civil War and Reconstruction era, he has written extensively about Johnson's Island, a prison camp for Confederate officers located on the Marblehead Peninsula in Lake Erie.

New staff members
Center for Humanities in Practice Fellow Rachel Hopkin is a British-born, US-based folklorist and radio producer. Her radio career began at the BBC where she worked for six years. Since leaving the UK in 2006, she has continued to produce radio on an independent basis for broadcasters around the world. She came to Columbus to pursue a PhD in folklore at The Ohio State University.
Diane SchroederDiane Schroeder joined the Ohio Humanities staff as administrative assistant in August. Diane has been with Ohio Humanities as the road manager and sound technician for Ohio Chautauqua since 2016. She is an experienced project coordinator and stage manager who has worked for the Children's Theatre Workshop and an event staging company in Toledo.
Grant-funded and OH-produced events and exhibits

Pathways SU/FA 2019Pathways

The fall 2019 issue of Pathways brings you stories from across the state--stories that celebrate a community gathering place and reveal the roots of humanitarian relief in Ohio. Mary Manning shares the story of how Ohio grape-growers in the nineteenth century helped solve the Great French Wine Blight. Rafael Alvarez relates the tale of a colorful character who reinvented himself through storytelling. Pat Williamsen interviews Berkeley Franz and Daniel Skinner, the co-editors of Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, who reflect on the opioid epidemic and how firsthand stories can help individuals and communities address the crisis and begin to heal. Dr. Skinner recently remarked, “Literature lets us push through and talk about the hard parts of the issue. That’s an exciting aspect of storytelling.”

Read Pathways online and SUBSCRIBE to receive a print copy.
SUBSCRIBE to Pathways!

Current Grant-Funded Exhibits

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change
Columbus: Ohio History Center
Through December 31, 2019

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Pepper Pike: Ursuline College
Through December 31, 2019

Learn more. 

Akron-Summit County Public Library
November 1-December 31, 2019

Learn more. 

Cincinnati-Otto M. Budig Theater
November 11-December 9, 2019

Learn more. 
Crooked River Contrasts

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Through November 3, 2019
Learn more.
Magalen Gallery, Slavic Village
Through  Nov. 30

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Cleveland Metroparks West Creek Reservation
November 6, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Learn more.

Cuyahoga County Community College (East Campus)
Through December 15, 2019

Learn more.

Metrohealth Main Campus
Through  December 30, 2019

Learn more.

Case Western Reserve University
Through Feb.18, 2020

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Cleveland (Hopkins Airport)
Through Apr. 30, 2020

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Women of Spiegel Grove
Through Jun. 30, 2020
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Ohio Pioneers: “From such beginnings, much may be expected.”
Through Apr. 1, 2020

Learn more

Bowling Green
For Comfort and Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm
Through Feb. 15, 2021

Learn more.

Upcoming Grant-Funded Events

Liszt as a Rockstar
November 11 @ 12:00 p.m.

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"Finding Her Voice" Book Club
Nov. 13, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

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Stories from the Opioid Crisis
Nov.15 @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Learn more.

Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

November 3 - 18, 2019

Featured events:

Ronald Balson
November 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
Learn more.

Stephen Koch
November 4 @ 11:00 a.m. 
Learn more.

Margalit Fox
November 5 @ 12:00 p.m.
Learn more.

Bob Mankoff
November 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Learn more.

Pamela Nadell
November 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Learn more.

Kirsten Fermaglich
November 17 @ 1:30 p.m.
Learn more.

Alana Newhouse
December 4 @ 7:30 pm.
Learn more.
Find more exhibits and events on our calendar!
Speakers Bureau: upcoming events

Tom O'Grady -- The Story of Ohio's Canals: An Engineering Endeavor that can Still be Traced in Ohio's Landscape
Nov. 6 @ 7:30 a.m.
Ross County Heritage Center, Chillicothe

Kelly Mezurek -- Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohioans, and the United States Colored Troops
Nov. 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
Cleo Redd Fisher Museum, Loudenville

 William Trollinger -- Terrorizing Immigrants and Catholics: The Ohio Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s
Nov. 21 @ 5:30 p.m.
Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens

Andrew Richmond: The History of Ohio’s First 100 Years in 10 Objects
November 30 @ 6:30 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Downtown, Columbus

Andrew Richmond: The History of Ohio’s First 100 Years in 10 Objects
November 30 @ 6:30 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Downtown, Columbus
Learn more about Speakers Bureau!

Grant Deadlines

Major Grants ($5,001-$20,000)
January 6, 2020— Drafts submitted by December 9, 2019 for projects beginning after May 1, 2020.
Questions? Contact David Merkowitz, PhD:

Quarterly Grants ($2,001-$5,000)
December 16, 2019 — Drafts submitted by November 15, 2019 for projects beginning after February 21, 2020.
Questions? Contact Robert Colby, PhD:

Monthly Grants ($2,000 or less)
First business day of the month.
Drafts submitted online are recommended but not required.
Questions? Contact Robert Colby, PhD:
Learn more about Ohio Humanities grants.
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