Stipends available to support attendance of local humanities professionals
Indiana Humanities, in partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance, has announced that registration is now open for the National Humanities Conference, which will take place in Indianapolis Oct. 25-29.
The conference will bring together approximately 800 humanities scholars, professionals and practitioners from all over the country to collaborate on inclusive ways to boost public engagement with the humanities. The event will present opportunities to have conversations with area writers, musicians, historians and poets, enjoy local food and explore meaningful places and recreational spaces.
Often grouped as the fields of history, literature, philosophy and ethics, world languages and cultures, religious studies, archaeology and other related disciplines, “the humanities” are not a thing but a process for pursuing truths about the shared human condition. They are the study and sharing of the things that make us human.
“Our team is eager to welcome conference attendees and show them our home as we see it: a place rooted in a rich cultural history, full of innovative people, places and ideas,” said Keira Amstutz, Indiana Humanities president and CEO. “Because we’re also celebrating our organization’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re taking the opportunity to showcase the work of our partners and grantees statewide.”
“Access to the conference’s wealth of resources and talent is at the forefront for us as we continue to plan for October, so we’re thrilled to announce the Humanities for All Hoosiers stipends that will help individuals who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference.”
Individuals working in the humanities around Indiana who are in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply for funds to subsidize attendance and/or travel. Special preference will be given to people whose organizations do not have professional development funding, early-career professionals and people of color/underrepresented populations in the field. The program is made possible through generous funding provided by Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based private foundation that supports work in the areas of community development, education and youth, and religion. Find details about the program at https://indianahumanities.org/nhc2023/.
The conference is generously supported by Lilly Endowment as the Lead Partner; Lumina Foundation and The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites as Diamond Partners; The Fundraising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as a Platinum Partner; and Visit Indiana, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Butler University and Indiana University Research & Indiana University Presidential Arts and Humanities Program as Gold Partners.
Find details about the 2023 National Humanities Conference at https://nationalhumanitiesconference.cventevents.com/Nnb2mx