Dr. Baumgartner is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She joined our Humanities to Go program last fall to offer a fascinating new presentation, “A Practical Experiment”: School Desegregation on Trial in Antebellum Boston, based on her recent book. We asked Dr. Baumgartner to tell us more about her program and her research.

Remembering, reading, careful listening, close looking, and individual expression are at the heart of several projects funded by New Hampshire Humanities for events this spring and summer. In Dublin, the historical society will hold a potluck and local story collection event to prepare for the town’s centennial.

Each year the Board of Directors and staff of New Hampshire Humanities have a special tradition of telling us about a book they’ve read recently and would recommend. We’re sharing this with our readers in time for holiday gift giving and/or for your 2020 reading list.

Several years ago, our former Board member, capital campaign committee member, and long-time supporter, Kate Hanna, shared her “humanities story” with the Board. We came across the article recently and asked her permission to share it publicly. Perhaps her story will inspire you to share your humanities story with us!