Event Calendar

September 18, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Scholars: Megan Phelps-Roper

Sponsored By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

For more information, contact: Thea Miller Ryan <thea.ryan@usd.edu>

September 19, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mountain Time - General audience session

We will use Zoom to set up the meetings and will live stream on Facebook to allow for feedback, questions, etc.

Sponsored By: Magpie Creative

For more information, contact: Peter J. Strong <peter@magpiecreative.org>

Magpie Creative in Rapid City received $2,827 to hold a Winter Camp for youth and adults on Sept. 1-30, 2020. The camp will function under Lakota cultural goals of sharing, cultural vitality, and community building, with one monthly workshop geared towards youth participants and one towards the public. Events, to be held at Racing Magpie, will be free to the public with limited space available and will target Lakota community members as both presenters and attendees.

Centennial Village
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Scholar: Allen & Jill Kirkham

Venue Address: 400 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen

Sponsored By: Dacotah Prairie Museum

For more information, contact: Patricia Kendall <patricia.kendall@browncounty.sd.gov>

Centennial Village
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Scholar: Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle

Venue Address: 400 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen

Sponsored By: Dacotah Prairie Museum

For more information, contact: Patricia Kendall <patricia.kendall@browncounty.sd.gov>

September 22, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scholar: Ruth Page Jones

Sponsored By: DWU, McGovern Center, Mitchell

For more information, contact: Joel S. Allen <joel.allen@dwu.edu>

September 24, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic: John Lewis and Civil Rights in America Lawrence Diggs interviews 2020 Festival presenter Ann Bausum about her friendship with John Lewis and writing about the Civil Rights Movement.

LINKhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82992132991

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

For more information, contact: Ryan Woodard <ryan@sdhumanities.org>

General session details:  The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, hosts a weekly discussion series, "Brainstorming: the Human Connection," to foster people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. Diggs will use his humanities expertise to introduce and connect people with one another to help avoid tragic misunderstandings like the one that occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd, an African-American man, died after police knelt on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minn.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Scholar: Ruth Page Jones

Venue Address: Rapid City

Sponsored By: Rapid City Public Library

For more information, contact: Aly Albert <aalbert@rcplib.org>

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Megan Phelps-Roper, James Sullivan

Sponsored By: Yankton Community Library

For more information, contact: Linda Dobrovolny <ldobrovolny@cityofyankton.org>

September 26, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Scholar: Megan Phelps-Roper

Sponsored By: Lennox Community Library

For more information, contact: Laurel Shaffer <lshaffer@iw.net>

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Scholar: Nigel McBain

Venue Address: 3801 E 26th St, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: Sioux Falls Arts Council

For more information, contact: Brett Cooper <whitesprucechamberplayers@gmail.com>

Sioux Falls Arts Council received $1,000 to fund the White Spruce Chamber Players (WSCP) pre-concert lecture by former South Dakota resident Nigel McBain, composer of “Palazzo,” a new work that is dedicated to the people of Mitchell – “The Palace City.” Originally scheduled as an in-person residency, the event will now feature McBain in a pre-recorded video lecture and take place at 1:30 pm, preceding the concert. The concert will include the performance of “Palazzo” along with works by George Gershwin and Antonin Dvorak.  
 
This event occurs in conjunction with the WSCP’s Sept. 12, 2020 premiere performance of “Palazzo” as part of the Great Plains New Music Festival at the University of South Dakota.   
 
 
  
 

September 28, 2020

Centerville Community Library
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Marilyn Carlson Aronson

Venue Address: 421 Florida St, Centerville

Sponsored By: Centerville Community Library

For more information, contact: Mary Ferwerda <mollie_library@yahoo.com>

October 1, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic: The Actual and Potential Impact of Books. Lawrence Diggs moderates a discussion about reading - are we reading enough? How can well-read citizens improve society? Bring your ideas.

NEW LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82992132991

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

For more information, contact: Ryan Woodard <ryan@sdhumanities.org>

General session details:  The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, hosts a weekly discussion series, "Brainstorming: the Human Connection," to foster people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. Diggs will use his humanities expertise to introduce and connect people with one another to help avoid tragic misunderstandings like the one that occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd, an African-American man, died after police knelt on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minn.

October 2, 2020

ALL VIRTUAL!!
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 2 and ends on Oct 4
 
 
 
 
 
Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council
For more information, contact: Jennifer Widman <jennifer@sdhumanities.org>
 
VIRTUAL PROGRAM
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scholar: Molly Barari

Venue Address: Hot Springs

Sponsored By: Hot Springs Public Library

For more information, contact: Dawn Johnson <hsplib@hs-sd.org>

 

October 3, 2020

ALL VIRTUAL!!
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 2 and ends on Oct 4
 
 
 
 
 
Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council
For more information, contact: Jennifer Widman <jennifer@sdhumanities.org>
 

October 4, 2020

ALL VIRTUAL!!
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 2 and ends on Oct 4
 
 
 
 
 
Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council
For more information, contact: Jennifer Widman <jennifer@sdhumanities.org>
 

October 8, 2020

Historic 1898 Martin and Mason Hotel
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 10

Venue Address: 33 Deadwood St, Deadwood

The conference will be offered as both a live in-person event as well as a live teleconference event. We will follow CDC guidelines for safety, and will monitor the number of people per day attending the conference in person, as well as having a no-touch thermometer on site, providing masks, and sanitizer.

Sponsored By: West River History Conference, Inc.

For more information, contact: Laura Hovey Neubert <lhnrcservices@gmail.com>

West River History Conference (WRHC), based out of Rapid City, received $1,500 for fund its West River History Conference, which will be held in Deadwood on Oct. 8-10, 2020, at the Historic 1898 Martin and Mason Hotel. The WRHC), founded in 1993, is the largest leadership and education conference in the region; it encourages amateur and professional historical research while offering an academic presentation environment and promoting historic preservation. Visit www.westriverhistoryconference.org for more information.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic: Economic Development  Lawrence Diggs hosts a discussion with economic developers including Mike Knutson, Lindsey Kimber, Casey Burrus, Paula Jensen, Andrew Van Kuren, Kristi Wagner, Laura Wright, Rita Anderson. Participants will explore the interaction of economic development and human connections; how economic development affects human connections and how human connections affect economic development.

NEW LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82992132991

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

For more information, contact: Ryan Woodard <ryan@sdhumanities.org>

General session details:  The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, hosts a weekly discussion series, "Brainstorming: the Human Connection," to foster people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. Diggs will use his humanities expertise to introduce and connect people with one another to help avoid tragic misunderstandings like the one that occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd, an African-American man, died after police knelt on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minn.

The University of South Dakota
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue Address: 414 E Clark St, Vermillion

Sponsored By: USD, English Dept

For more information, contact: Duncan Barlow <duncan.barlow@usd.edu>

USD English Department in Vermillion received $5,000 for its 2020 John R. Milton Conference, "Prospecting: Uncovering New Veins and Voices in Identity, Genre, and Place," Oct. 8-10, 2020 at the USD campus. The Milton Conference is a biennial conference that celebrates diverse literature that engages civil conversations in a humanistic tradition. The conference brings regional and national authors, scholars, students, and the public together for panels, readings, and discussions.

October 9, 2020

Historic 1898 Martin and Mason Hotel
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 10

Venue Address: 33 Deadwood St, Deadwood

The conference will be offered as both a live in-person event as well as a live teleconference event. We will follow CDC guidelines for safety, and will monitor the number of people per day attending the conference in person, as well as having a no-touch thermometer on site, providing masks, and sanitizer.

Sponsored By: West River History Conference, Inc.

For more information, contact: Laura Hovey Neubert <lhnrcservices@gmail.com>

West River History Conference (WRHC), based out of Rapid City, received $1,500 for fund its West River History Conference, which will be held in Deadwood on Oct. 8-10, 2020, at the Historic 1898 Martin and Mason Hotel. The WRHC), founded in 1993, is the largest leadership and education conference in the region; it encourages amateur and professional historical research while offering an academic presentation environment and promoting historic preservation. Visit www.westriverhistoryconference.org for more information.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 9 and ends on Oct 11

The script for this reading will be "Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson - the story of real life female "computers" that charted the stars for the Harvard Observatory in the early twentieth century.

The reading will be available online from 7pm Friday, October 9th, to 7pm Saturday, October 10th, on a pay what you will basis.

Sponsored By: Black Hills Community Theatre

For more information, contact: Merlyn Sell <merlynq.sell@gmail.com>

The 2020 Play Reading & Discussion Series consists of three separate evenings of play readings followed by a discussion period. The discussions will be led by scholars experienced in literary analysis or in the humanitarian issues encompassed by the plays. All of the plays selected have earned critical acclaim, and/or awards, including one Pulitzer Prize winning play. The discussions will be interactive civil conversations of the issues brought to light by each of the plays. Family relationships, sexuality, work, community, grief and violence are potential subjects likely to be discussed.

October 10, 2020

Historic 1898 Martin and Mason Hotel
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 10

Venue Address: 33 Deadwood St, Deadwood

The conference will be offered as both a live in-person event as well as a live teleconference event. We will follow CDC guidelines for safety, and will monitor the number of people per day attending the conference in person, as well as having a no-touch thermometer on site, providing masks, and sanitizer.

Sponsored By: West River History Conference, Inc.

For more information, contact: Laura Hovey Neubert <lhnrcservices@gmail.com>

West River History Conference (WRHC), based out of Rapid City, received $1,500 for fund its West River History Conference, which will be held in Deadwood on Oct. 8-10, 2020, at the Historic 1898 Martin and Mason Hotel. The WRHC), founded in 1993, is the largest leadership and education conference in the region; it encourages amateur and professional historical research while offering an academic presentation environment and promoting historic preservation. Visit www.westriverhistoryconference.org for more information.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 9 and ends on Oct 11

The script for this reading will be "Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson - the story of real life female "computers" that charted the stars for the Harvard Observatory in the early twentieth century.

The reading will be available online from 7pm Friday, October 9th, to 7pm Saturday, October 10th, on a pay what you will basis.

Sponsored By: Black Hills Community Theatre

For more information, contact: Merlyn Sell <merlynq.sell@gmail.com>

The 2020 Play Reading & Discussion Series consists of three separate evenings of play readings followed by a discussion period. The discussions will be led by scholars experienced in literary analysis or in the humanitarian issues encompassed by the plays. All of the plays selected have earned critical acclaim, and/or awards, including one Pulitzer Prize winning play. The discussions will be interactive civil conversations of the issues brought to light by each of the plays. Family relationships, sexuality, work, community, grief and violence are potential subjects likely to be discussed.

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Scholar: Jace DeCory

Venue Address: 505 N 5th St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: AAUW-Rapid City

For more information, contact: Pat Lebrun <plebrun3@gmail.com>

October 11, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
This is an all-day event that starts on Oct 9 and ends on Oct 11

The script for this reading will be "Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson - the story of real life female "computers" that charted the stars for the Harvard Observatory in the early twentieth century.

The reading will be available online from 7pm Friday, October 9th, to 7pm Saturday, October 10th, on a pay what you will basis.

Sponsored By: Black Hills Community Theatre

For more information, contact: Merlyn Sell <merlynq.sell@gmail.com>

The 2020 Play Reading & Discussion Series consists of three separate evenings of play readings followed by a discussion period. The discussions will be led by scholars experienced in literary analysis or in the humanitarian issues encompassed by the plays. All of the plays selected have earned critical acclaim, and/or awards, including one Pulitzer Prize winning play. The discussions will be interactive civil conversations of the issues brought to light by each of the plays. Family relationships, sexuality, work, community, grief and violence are potential subjects likely to be discussed.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Kayla Pritchard will lead a discussion with the cast and audience via Facebook live.

Sponsored By: Black Hills Community Theatre

For more information, contact: Merlyn Sell <merlynq.sell@gmail.com>

The 2020 Play Reading & Discussion Series consists of three separate evenings of play readings followed by a discussion period. The discussions will be led by scholars experienced in literary analysis or in the humanitarian issues encompassed by the plays. All of the plays selected have earned critical acclaim, and/or awards, including one Pulitzer Prize winning play. The discussions will be interactive civil conversations of the issues brought to light by each of the plays. Family relationships, sexuality, work, community, grief and violence are potential subjects likely to be discussed.

October 13, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

UNLADYLIKE2020 executive producers Charlotte Mangin and Sandy Rattley will screen and discuss their documentary shorts about Zitkála-Šá and Susan La Flesche Picotte in a virtual screening hosted by South Dakota Public Broadcasting, in partnership with the 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books.

Sponsored By: South Dakota Public Broadcasting

For more information, contact: Charlotte Mangin <charlotte@futuromediagroup.org>

The Futuro Media Group was awarded $7,000 to research, create a short video about, and engage South Dakota and U.S. audiences in, the life of Zitkála-Šá (1876–1938), Native American musician, educator, and civil rights activist born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. She will be featured in UNLADYLIKE, a multimedia series profiling unsung American women from a century ago, launching in 2020 to honor the centennial of women's suffrage. Spanning humanities fields of U.S and women's history, and gender and ethnic studies, this project studies how Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) factors and sensibilities spurred women to action, and how they challenged traditional gender roles during this period.

 

October 14, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Venue Address: 94 Main St, Waubay

Sponsored By: Waubay Public Library

For more information, contact: Charles Bunk <bcbunk@itctel.com>

October 15, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic: The Lives of Muslim Women in the United States
Lawrence Diggs facilitates a conversation with Muslim women about how they experience life in the United States.

NEW LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82992132991

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

For more information, contact: Ryan Woodard <ryan@sdhumanities.org>

General session details:  The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, hosts a weekly discussion series, "Brainstorming: the Human Connection," to foster people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. Diggs will use his humanities expertise to introduce and connect people with one another to help avoid tragic misunderstandings like the one that occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd, an African-American man, died after police knelt on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minn.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue Address: Madison

Sponsored By: DSU, Karl E Mundt Library

For more information, contact: Jan Brue Enright <jan.enright@dsu.edu>

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scholar: Molly Barari

Venue Address: Piedmont

Sponsored By: Piedmont Valley Library

For more information, contact: Megan Eggers <piedmont.library@hotmail.com>

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Christine Stewart-Nunez

As South Dakota Poet Laureate, Christine Stewart will edit South Dakota in Poems: An Anthology, which features poems by South Dakotans about the people, landscapes, and cultural life of our state. The South Dakota State Poetry Society (SDSPS) will publish this book, and Dr. Stewart will use this anthology to promote the reading and writing of poetry across the state in her four-year tenure as poet laureate. 

Stewart will launch the anthology at the SDHC's South Dakota Festival of Books Oct. 2-4, 2020 in Brookings and will host additional readings and workshops across the state throughout the rest of the year.

Sponsored By: SDSU, English Dept

For more information, contact: Christine Stewart-Nunez <christine.poetscholar@gmail.com>

October 17, 2020

Dahl Arts Center
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Scholar: Kathryn E. Meadows

Venue Address: 713 7th St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Dahl Arts Center

For more information, contact: Katie Wolff <katie.wolff@thedahl.org>