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GN-10037-69

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (Princeton, NJ 08540)
Bill Fegan (Project Director: June 1969 to present)

National Humanities Series

Series of presentations, based on general theme, "Time Out for Man," conducted by scholars and performers from disciplines within the humanities and social sciences for non-academic audience in 43 culturally remote U.S. communities. ABSTRACT: Series of presentations, based on general theme, "Time Out for Man," conducted by scholars and performers from disciplines within the humanities and social sciences for non-academic audiences in 43 culturally remote U.S. communities. Six humanities teams (one professor and 2 or 3 performers) employed variety of media and methods to extend and communicate their knowledge to the public; to stimulate public interest in educational opportunity and to demonstrate the need for the humanist in complex and technological world. Each community received three, two-day visits, a different team for each visit. Topics for three performances were, "The Private Sphere," man's personal relationships; "The Human Community," man and society, cooperation and conflict; and "The Good Life," man and environment, response to technology and nature. Performances given for general audiences, service, civic, church and social organizations, as well as some high school and community college groups, reaching over 126,000 people in 21 states, from February to May 1970. Evaluation by audiences, participants, NEH staff members indicates that programs were educationally solid. Significant in improving public adult education, improving local leadership, bringing humanities to large groups of people and breaking down barrier between community and academia. Funds for program director, visiting scholars, secretary, telephone, printing, office supplies, rent and insurance.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Media, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$5,375 (approved)
$5,375 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1969 – 6/30/1970