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Archives for February, 2016

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: The Question of J. Robert Oppenheimer in the 21st Century
    February 29, 2016

    Kent Meyers, author and educator, asks the question of 'What if ... ?' after reviewing the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography 'American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,' by Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Harper Lee and the South Dakota connection
    February 23, 2016

    Festival authors and the first The Big Read brought Harper Lee closer to South Dakota readers As the South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize, we also remember…

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: March events launch Pulitzer centennial in SD
    February 16, 2016

    March 10, 7 pm - Elizabeth Fenn at Augustana University, Sioux Falls. March 15, 7 pm - Kai Bird & Martin Sherwin, at Black Hills State University, Sioux Falls.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: 2016 One Book South Dakota ready for reading groups
    February 10, 2016

    Jane Smiley’s rural farm family saga launches 2016 One Book South Dakota Tragedies, triumph, history and the everyday life of a Midwestern farm family mix in the 2016 One Book South Dakota selection…

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Pulitzer winner talks about researching history, resilience of the Mandan people
    February 1, 2016

    Elizabeth Fenn's decade of research involved tracking the appearance of the Mandans in explorers’ and fur traders’ journals and in archaeological trenches; biking the Sakakawea Country in North Dakota around the lake that flooded the tribe’s home in the 1950s; and interviewing contemporary Mandans and participating in their tribal ceremonies.