(Trenton, NJ) – The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), in conjunction with nine New Jersey congressional district offices, is sponsoring a special series of Public Scholars Project (PSP) programming in September and October. Each congressional district office was invited to choose a PSP program to bring a public humanities opportunity to their district.
A signature program of NJCH, the Public Scholars Project is a “grab and go” offering that provides high-quality, 1 to 2 hour programs at locations around the state. Each interactive PSP event allows participants to explore human history, values, culture, and beliefs through the lens of a particular topic. The PSP Catalogue features nearly 100 topic choices and each program is facilitated by a scholar. Categories of PSP programming are: New Jersey, History & Current Events, Immigrant Experiences, Storytelling & Connecting, Living History, Experiences that Bind Us, Identity & Differences, and Arts & Culture.
PSP events to be held for this statewide initiative include:
Congressman Chris Smith, District 4
‘Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office in Neptune on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
All Public Scholars Project programming is free and open to the public. Advance registration may be required for some PSP event sites. Individuals interested in attending these programs or requesting more information can contact the host site directly or Angela Speakman, NJCH Director of Development and Communications, at 609.695.4838, ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire Public Scholars Project Catalogue can be viewed on the NJCH website.
About the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is a nonprofit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. NJCH harnesses the power of the humanities to strengthen our pluralistic society. We envision a New Jersey that delights in diversity, appreciates that there are no easy answers, and finds joy and understanding in the humanities. We work statewide with cultural and community organizations to bring dynamic programming to the local level.
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