Crime, Alcohol, and…..the Humanities?

While crime and alcohol are not an uncommon pairing, it is usually rare to find them grouped with the humanities. Yet Indiana Humanities recently did just that, when we put on a Crime and Punishment themed historic bar crawl. This is the second year for our historic bar crawl in …

June 30, 2014
INconversation with Oliver Blank

On April 11, 2013,  Oliver Blank, a composer (among other things) who splits time between Helsinki and New Orleans, sat down for a conversation with 40 engaged Indy residents to talk about the We Are City [IMPORT] project, music, community empowerment and more. The conversation was moderated by Michael Huber, the …

April 26, 2013
INconversation with James Reeves

INconversation with James Reeves On March 7, 2013, James Reeves sat down with moderator Krista Skidmore and an audience of 40 people in Indy Reads Books to discuss Indianapolis’ identity and what he learned on the road about Americans during an epic road trip which led to the publication of The …

March 12, 2013
Why Arts? Why Indy?

Why Arts? Why Indy? A conversation tackling the tough questions about the city’s cultural identity.

What do the arts mean in Indianapolis? What unique challenges and opportunities does this city pose for artists and arts organizations? How can they survive and thrive in the 21st century?

November 27, 2012
You Are There 1939: Healing Bodies, Changing Minds

Join African-American physician Dr. Harvey Middleton on June 24, 1939, in his office at 2101 Boulevard Place for an open house that is being used to introduce family, friends, colleagues and the broader community to the latest in electrocardiographic technology. While offering essential access to medical assistance to patients who …

November 26, 2012
Ray Bradbury biographer to present lecture in the humanities

Legendary American science-fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury will be the subject of the 2012 John D. Barlow Lecture in the Humanities at IUPUI on Nov. 8. “Becoming Ray Bradbury” author Jonathan R. Eller, professor of English and director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studiesin the Institute for American Thought, a …

October 29, 2012
Smithsonian Museums Offer FREE Admission

On Saturday September 29, 2012, seven Indianapolis-area institutions will open their doors for free! In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a FREE …

September 20, 2012
2012 Frederick Douglass Symposium

A two-day event on Oct. 4 and 5 will observe and assess the significance of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. This is the third and most inclusive autobiography by the Frederick Douglass Papers, a unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis’ Institute for American Thought. Douglass …

September 18, 2012