Human / Ties

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Charlottesville, VA

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Human/Ties is a four-day celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities that will honor the organization’s rich history and bring bring together leading scholars and artists from around the country to examine some of the most critically important questions facing the humanities today.

Internationally acclaimed author Salman Rushdie, Emmy Award-winning writer and producer (and creator of HBO’s The Wire) David Simon, and celebrated chef, restauranteur, author, activist and National Humanities Medalist Alice Waters will be among more than 50 special guests participating in Human/Ties, September 14-17 in Charlottesville, VA.

VFH will host three public programs as part of the celebration.

Human/Ties is a collaboration among The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), The University of Virginia, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Monticello, The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, The Miller Center, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and other key partners.

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