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News and Highlights from Arizona Humanities

Explore AZ Speaks speakers and new presentations

Planning spring programs? Our ever-popular AZ Speaks program offers humanities scholars who travel to rural and urban locations across Arizona. A few of the new presentations include: LGBTQ: A History in ArizonaVintage Arizona: The Growth, Death, and Rebirth of a Local Wine IndustryJohn Wesley Powell:  Into the Great UnknownThe River People’s LandscapeClimate and Moral Responsibility in Arizona, and many more.
Book presentations now through October 31, 2018. Explore new topics in the AZ Speaks catalog below.
To view ALL speakers and presentations visit the Speakers and Subjects pages.
Questions? Contact Dyadira “Yadi” Fajardo, Programs and Grants Coordinator dfajardo@azhumanities.org or 602-257-0335 x23.

Lisa Barca

  • The Lives and Rights of Animals in History and Literature
  • Women Writers of the Italian Renaissance

Erik Berg

  • Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death, and Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry

Todd Bostwick

  • The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona

Carrie Cannon

  • Grand Foods of the Grand Canyon State: Traditional Foods of the Tribes of the Southwest

Albrecht Classen

  • The Holocaust and Its Memory

Dan Fellner

  • Asia’s Unique Culture: A Visual Trip across a Mystical Continent
  • Four Cold-Weather Travel Destinations to Help Break the Arizona Heat

Chris Glenn and Sandy Sunseri

  • John Wesley Powell:  Into the Great Unknown
  • Toys and Games of the Colorado Plateau

Matthew Goodwin

  • Climate and Moral Responsibility in Arizona
  • The Land Ethic: Aldo Leopold in Arizona

Doug Hocking

  • Cochise and Bascom, How the Apache Wars Began
  • William H. Emory, The Heroic Opening of the American Southwest

Bjorn Krondorfer

  • Understanding Fundamentalism in the World Religions

Jay Mark

  • Saving Pvt. Neon – The Struggle to Keep its Glow Alive
  • Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns

Royce and Debbie Manuel

  • “Protecting a Way of Life” Kinship Responsibilities
  • The River People’s Landscape

Robin Pinto

  • Empire to Las Cienegas NCA: Ranching and Historic Landscape Change
  • Fort Bowie NHS: How the Landscape Defined Survival and Conflict

Howard Seftel

  • You Are Where You Eat: How Dining Out Defines Arizona

Marshall Shore

  • LGBTQ: A History in Arizona

Danko Sipka

  • Language and Culture Clash

Rodo Sofranac

  • Coming Home to a Place You’ve Never Been Before
  • The Three Rs of language Development: Rhythm, Rhyme, and Repetition

Terry Sprouse

  • How Abraham Lincoln Used Stories to Touch Hearts, Minds, and Funny Bones

Jill Sullivan

  • Women’s Bands in America Performing Music and Gender
  • Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women’s Military Bands during WW II

Elsie Szecsy

  • The Diamond Jubilee of Cadet Nurses in Arizona: Stories of Service

Scott Warren

  • Landscapes of Migration in the Arizona-Sonora Borderland

John Westerlund

  • Flagstaff Pioneer John Elden:  Murder, Mystery, Myth and History

Guy Whatley

  • How the Piano Keyboard Changed the World
  • The Mysteries of the Harpsichord

Bernard Wilson

  • From Maiden Lane to Gay Alley: Prostitution in Tucson, 1880-1912
  • The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910

Ken Zoll

  • Arizona’s First Meteorite Man: H H Nininger
  • From Sun Rise to Meteor Falls: Cultural Astronomy of the Prehistoric Southwest

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