Indiana Humanities receives national award for best humanities program
Indiana Humanities receives national award for best humanities program

The Next Indiana Campfires program pairs nature and literature to ignite conversations about the future of Indiana, especially relating to place and environmental stewardship. The program takes Hoosiers on hikes, bike rides and paddling trips through significant Indiana landscapes; during the treks, co-led by humanities scholars and naturalists, participants pause …

November 20, 2017
More than 20 nonprofits receive nearly $60,000 in grants

Humanities Initiative Grants offer up to $2,000 to support nonprofit organizations that sponsor public humanities programs such as exhibitions, workshops, lectures and reading and discussion programs. In September, Indiana Humanities awarded more than $36,000 in Humanities Initiative Grants to 20 organizations, funding projects that intertwine history, literature and culture with …

October 27, 2017
What is that? Frankly Fascinating Objects from the Indiana Medical History Museum
What is that? Frankly Fascinating Objects from the Indiana Medical History Museum

One of my favorite places anywhere is the Indiana Medical History Museum, located on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital, the state’s mental asylum. With its collection of brains in jars and turn-of-the-century Victorian gothic atmosphere, it was the perfect setting for Frankenfest, the kick-off event for One …

October 26, 2017
From Facts to Frankenstein: Looking to the Humanities to Support Innovation

As a humanist living in Indiana, you may not have ventured into the local observatory or studied the origins of molecular biology, or sat down with strangers to discuss the multiple dimensions of knowing. But on a Tuesday in May, dozens of people assembled in five cities across the state for …

October 17, 2017
It’s Alive!
It’s Alive!

We kicked off our statewide read of Frankenstein with 580people at the Indiana Medical History Museum on Saturday, Sept. 30 (view pictures). It was a lovely autumn day full of activities that celebrated Mary Shelley’s classic novel. There were Franken yard games and a Franks-N-Steins beer garden; a selfie station …

October 12, 2017
Applications now open for Novel Conversations Speakers Program

Nonprofits interested in bringing an award-winning Indiana author to their community to speak to a public audience can apply for funds to cover speaking fees as part of Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations Speakers Program. The program, open to public libraries, schools, churches, museums, community centers, prisons and other nonprofit organizations, …

August 29, 2017
Quantum Leap programs featuring women in STEM

Quantum Leap Shelfie Challenge  We’ve picked 10 of our favorite books about girls and women in STEM. Indiana middle schoolers who read at least five by the end of 2018 qualify for an Amazon gift card—and they can share their progress with us on Instagram and Snapchat, using our special …

August 28, 2017
Leap into the school year with programs and activities that make your students think, read and talk

Educators can take advantage of a ton of Indiana Humanities programs this school year. Our Novel Conversations program offers book sets and grants to help you build out your curriculum, while our new Quantum Leap opportunities are perfect for exploring the connections between STEM and humanities. Inspire the next generation …

August 22, 2017