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Participate in Weekly Brainstorming

The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, has developed a program to bring people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. 

Brainstorming: The Human Connection is a weekly discussion series led by Diggs. Sign up now to participate in these important weekly discussions.

Watch the Replay: Louise Erdrich in Conversation with Lori Walsh

During "An Evening with Louise Erdrich" March 25, SDPB radio host Lori Walsh interviewed National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich about Native American electoral access. This exclusive event was funded by a $50,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to educate South Dakotans on the importance of civic participation. Watch the replay here.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Blog

  1. The South Dakota Humanities Council is proud to announce the winner of the 2021 Veterans Story Contest, held in conjunction with the Virtual 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books Sept. 18-Oct. 10. Continue Reading

  2. Festival fans will learn all about the Virtual 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books during a lively kickoff event Thursday, Sept. 30. Continue Reading

  3. The Virtual 2021 South Dakota Festival of Books, Sept. 18-Oct. 10, will bring readers and writers together for instructive craft workshops, intimate book discussions and inspiring readings via Zoom and Facebook live. Continue Reading

  4. From hosting acclaimed authors and facilitating intriguing conversations to researching historical topics, the South Dakota Humanities Council's major grant recipients represent a variety of entertaining, educational and inspirational humanities projects. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

27
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
28
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
29
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
30
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
30
Oct
7:00 pm | Heritage Hall
31
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
4
Nov
3:30 pm | Farber Hall, Old Main, USD

South Dakota Humanities Council

The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:

The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.

Want to read more about what the humanities are? Check out our definition of the humanities and examples of various humanities disciplines explored by our programs. 

It’s technology married with liberal arts, humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.
- Steve Jobs (the late founder and CEO, Apple)