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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 has announced its common read for adults, the 2022 One Book South Dakota. Continue Reading

  2. The South Dakota Humanities Council will reveal the 2022 One Book South Dakota during its fourth annual South Dakota Day of Giving Virtual Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Continue Reading

  3. SDHC has expanded the Speakers Bureau program to offer Young Readers One Book discussion leaders. Continue Reading

  4. The South Dakota Humanities Council will host its fourth annual South Dakota Day of Giving Open House via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Continue Reading

Event Calendar

10
Dec
6:00 pm | Pierre Players Opera House
14
Dec
1:00 pm | Pinedale Elementary School
18
Dec
1:00 pm | SD Discovery Center
13
Jan
12:00 pm | Historic Adams Research & Cultural Center
15
Jan
25
Jan
7:00 pm | West River Research and Extension
7
Feb
2:30 pm | Beresford High School

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. 

The goal should be that everybody gets a chance to read great books and participate in the richness that humanities brings us.
- Bill Gates (founder and Chairman, Microsoft)