Seventeen Indiana nonprofits receive grants for projects that intertwine history, literature, social justice and more

Projects ranging from teacher workshops incorporating Indiana’s historic Buffalo Trace into lesson plans, Saturday-morning book classes centered on social justice, a future presidents summer camp and more have received funding from Indiana Humanities. Public media, local libraries, small museums and other nonprofit organizations from South Bend to Batesville will receive …

March 31, 2017
Cut the NEH? Small savings, big losses
Cut the NEH? Small savings, big losses

A couple of years ago, Aspire Johnson County launched a series of conversations to bring together hundreds of residents and dozens of businesses to talk about how they can make their county a better place to live, work and play. Last year, 38 small pop-up exhibits on the Bill of …

March 13, 2017
Six Things We Learned about Urban Parks & Greenspaces at #Fairbanks17
Six Things We Learned about Urban Parks & Greenspaces at #Fairbanks17

On Friday, March 3, we partnered with the University of Indianapolis for the fourth annual Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership. Together with UIndy’s Institute for Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Indy Parks, we explored the ways greenspaces and parks contribute to a vibrant city. …

March 7, 2017
Seven organizations awarded INcommon Grants
Seven organizations awarded INcommon Grants

Indiana Humanities is pleased to award seven new projects through our INcommon Grants, as part of the NEH’s Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity initiative. The projects, which will bring Hoosiers together to consider the persistent social, economic, cultural and racial issues that confront our communities, demonstrate how the humanities are vitally relevant …

March 2, 2017
Limited series of Next Indiana Campfires returns to connect Hoosiers with literature, nature
Limited series of Next Indiana Campfires returns to connect Hoosiers with literature, nature

Back by popular demand, Indiana Humanities will launch a limited run of the “Next Indiana Campfires” series, which was created for Indiana’s bicentennial. The events pair literature with nature to help Hoosiers explore Indiana’s wild places and spark conversations about conservation and stewardship. In 2017, Next Indiana Campfires will take …

March 2, 2017
We have never been wild
We have never been wild

We have ideas about ‘nature,’ don’t we? What it really is, how we are–or aren’t–part of it, the role it should play in our lives, our politics. And we also have ideas about cities, about the country, parks, city parks, national parks, the purpose of a park. What is worth …

February 16, 2017
Friday Faves: Feb. 10
Friday Faves: Feb. 10

We’re talking famed figures, art and more in our favorite humanities finds of the week. Read on! Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development: This is a great resource for history teachers: The Met just released more than 375,000 digital images of art within its collection—free of use to educators, students, …

February 10, 2017
Friday Faves: Feb. 3
Friday Faves: Feb. 3

We’re kicking off February with a fantastic list of can’t-miss finds. Check out our favorite humanities links of the week. Keira Amstutz, president and CEO: As you may have heard, several news outlets have reported on the possible plan to eliminate federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and …

February 3, 2017