New original short films shot in Indiana available to stream online, for free
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New original short films shot in Indiana available to stream online, for free

Indiana Humanities launches month-long digital film festival to share films about how Hoosiers relate to each other across urban, suburban and rural divides

April 3, 2020
INseparable Suburbia
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INseparable Suburbia

Little Fires Everywhere, first a book by Celeste Ng and now a Hulu miniseries with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, examines themes of race and class, connection and disconnection in the American suburbs. In this post, Leah Milne, professor of multicultural American literature at the University of Indianapolis, reflects on Ng's suburban story.

March 16, 2020
2020 statewide read invites Hoosiers to explore Jean Thompson’s ‘The Year We Left Home’
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2020 statewide read invites Hoosiers to explore Jean Thompson’s ‘The Year We Left Home’

Indiana Humanities’ One State / One Story program will offer book-related events across the state and visits by the author

February 4, 2020
Smithsonian exhibit about rural America travels to Elkhart County as part of six-town Indiana tour
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Smithsonian exhibit about rural America travels to Elkhart County as part of six-town Indiana tour

Indiana Humanities is powering the tour as part of its INseparable initiative, which explores rural, suburban and urban dynamics

January 23, 2020
Short documentary films exploring Indiana’s urban and rural identities to premiere in 2020
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Short documentary films exploring Indiana’s urban and rural identities to premiere in 2020

Funded by Indiana Humanities, the INseparable Film Tour will stop in 10 Indiana cities early next year

December 17, 2019
Jennings County ponders next moves with Crossroads exhibit
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Jennings County ponders next moves with Crossroads exhibit

Not long after Vernon was chartered as the seat of government for southern Indiana’s Jennings County in 1817, growth skipped north of town and has continued moving in that direction ever since. That has left Vernon, population 300, with the distinction of being the smallest town in Indiana with a …

November 18, 2019
Here’s How to Push Back Against Negative Rural Stereotypes
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Here’s How to Push Back Against Negative Rural Stereotypes

During workshops last week at Manchester University and Hanover College, sociologist Ben Winchester provided a lot of evidence to push back against the negative stereotypes often attached to rural communities. Here are six key takeaways from the “Rewriting the Rural Narrative” events led by Winchester, a rural sociologist with the …

October 15, 2019
How Salem Uses Its Railroad History to Make Tracks to the Future
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How Salem Uses Its Railroad History to Make Tracks to the Future

Salem, the Washington County seat with about 6,200 residents, still celebrates its history as a rail hub. But its leaders hope you’ll find many other reasons to chug into their town these days. One attraction is the Smithsonian's "Crossroads: Change in Rural America" exhibit, which will be at The Depot from Oct. 26 through Dec. 5.

October 15, 2019