The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

Exploring what the humanities have to offer to the cultural life of the city since 1981.

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02/12/2024

Jonathan “GNO” White is a National Poetry Slam champ whose irreverent collection “101 Breakup Poems” offers delectable and witty rejoinders to the saccharine offerings that otherwise characterize Valentine’s Day events in our city. He returns to the Institute by popular demand! Join us for this FREE Valentine’s Day event by registering at our LINK in BIO!

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This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, take a look back at previous Dallas Institute MLK Symposiums, which feature keynote speakers who consider new ways to engage Dr. King’s enduring challenge today! Link in BIO.

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Ahead this spring! Mary Vernon, prominent artist and Dean of the Dallas Institute Fellows, will lead us in a course designed to allow us to attend to animal images in film, in photography, painting, and sculpture. Learn more and join us by following the LINK in BIO!



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01/04/2024

Join us to reading for pleasure this spring in a beautiful, device-free setting! Lori Feathers of Interabang Books will lead us in the practice of reading with attention and intention. Check out our reading list and register at LINK in BIO!

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Today is ! Consider supporting Dallas teachers and the Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers with a gift of any size! Link in bio to give!

11/08/2023

Join us next week for City & Soul with Dick Russell! Russell authored “The Life and Ideas of James Hillman” and will be focus his discussion on Hillman’s six years in Dallas.

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Interested in AI? Join us next week for our first class discussing Humanities & Technology! Register at LINK in BIO!

10/12/2023

🚨 NEW CLASSES AT THE INSTITUTE🚨 Join us the week of October 23 as we continue our fall programming with three more courses! Register at LINK in BIO!

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One Orientation closer to Sue Rose this summer! We are so excited to host all of these amazing teachers!

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The renowned poet and translator, Geoffrey Brock will also be reading at our upcoming Lyric Hour this Friday! You won’t want to miss it! Register via link in our bio!

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Meet Frederick Turner! Not only is he a multi hyphenate legend, he is a dear friend and Fellow of the Institute. Mr.Turner will be reading at our upcoming lyric hour this Friday! Get tickets via the link in our bio!

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Happy April! We have some extraordinary people in our lineup this month! Swipe to get more info - register through the link in our bio!

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Orientation 1 was one for the books 😉We are so excited for Sue Rose this summer! So many great books, so many great teachers!

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Our March lineup is here! Mark your calendars!

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Join us Thursday, Feb. 16th from 6-8pm for a reading from “Mourner’s Bench” by Sanderia Faye! While you listen, enjoy a custom cocktail (or mocktail) that pairs with the reading.

Link in bio to register!

02/06/2023

Join us this Friday, Feb. 10th from 6-8 pm to hear the legendary GNO White read from “101 Break-up Poems”. While you enjoy his words, sip on a custom cocktail (or mocktail) and grab a small bite!

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Happy Black History Month - here are a few words from our President, Seemee Ali, Ph.D. and a quote from the late James Baldwin.

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Letters & Spirits features original prose works read by the author themselves! This semester, we are hosting the amazing Sanderia Faye! She will be reading from her novel “The Mourner’s Bench”. Signature cocktails will be paired alongside her reading, so be sure to register so you don’t miss out! Link in bio -

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What does our city want to be?
Citizens of Dallas come together to envision and shape the future of our city.

Are we condemned to be a city that lacks an identity apart from affluence? Or does our city have a soul – derived from its history, its diverse populace and its vibrant allure to newcomers?

With an influx of new residents, Dallas enjoys new energy, imagination and ferment even as it also retains many of its traditional advantages – and challenges. Our collective decisions in the coming decade will shape the future of our metropolis for decades to come. This lecture series offers an opportunity for mindfulness about our city's emerging new identity.

Join us February 2nd to hear Byron Sanders. Link in bio to register.

01/19/2023

Join us at our 39th annual Sue Rose Summer Institute - it’s going to be EPIC! This year we are reading epic literature from Homer to Melville and beyond - also including work with the Indian epic, the Mahabharata, the Mayan epic, the Popular Vue, etc.

You won’t want to miss this great experience! Register now via the link in our bio!

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In the aftermath of recent social, political and juridical events many are thinking now again about law and about justice itself.

This course is nonpartisan; it will attempt to deepen our understanding of perennial questions through a look at some classic writers, primarily Shakespeare but also relevant philosophers and jurists.

Register today through the link in our bio!

*MEMBERS ONLY CLASS

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the Dallas Institute. We honor the late Dr. King and remember all of the good works he gave his life for. Continued in a legacy that reaches far beyond his family, we are thankful to be able to foster and grow his vision.

This years MLK Symposium focused on the “Soul Force” in all of us, and how we can choose to be difference makers in all that we do. We are thankful to all who contributed to make not only this event successful, but for all who have fought to continue the work Dr. King started.

12/03/2022

Join us Thursday, December 8th, for the final “Imagining Dallas” seminar of 2022, featuring our poet laureate, Joaquin Zihuatanejo!

Brief reception at 6:00, with seminar and Q&A to follow at the NCM house, at 2711 Routh St.

We hope to see you there!

11/10/2022

We are excited to invite esteemed journalist Lee Cullum to The Institute for our second in the SEA-CHANGE lecture series. This month, Cullum will lead us to ponder the topic of geo-engineering.

Lee Cullum is host of “CEO,” KERA’s original monthly series of interviews with North Texas business leaders. She is also a commentator for Morning Edition on KERA-FM and contrives column to the Dallas morning news. A veteran journalist, Lee was previously a commentator for The Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR’s All things Considered. She has also worked as a reporter, on air moderator, and executive producer of newsroom on KERA.

Reception will begin at 6:00 P.M., followed by lecture and discussion at 6:30.

We hope to see you there!

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3 reasons to come to the Rushdie lecture on Tuesday (even if you’ve never read his books!)

If you follow the news, you probably know that author Salman Rushdie was attacked last month while on stage at a literary event in New York.

But if you haven’t read Rushdie’s novel , you may not know why it is at the heart of the debate on free speech in our world today. This , we’re thrilled to host Dr. Jaina Sanga as she considers the literary merits of the novel!

Register at the link in bio.


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Imagine | Enrich | Engage

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture exists to care for the actual things of the urban world. In some instances, these things are visible—education, architecture, medicine, art, technology, money. Equally important are the invisible forms within which life takes place and has meaning—friendship, the soul, taste, imagination, community, intellectual life, ritual, leadership.

Through its courses of study, public seminars, publications, conferences, and civic involvement, the Dallas Institute brings thought, imagination, language, and sensibility to bear on the convergence between the visible shaping of the world and the permanent values necessary for the crafting of culture.

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