The Future of Rural with Liz Brownlee
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The Future of Rural with Liz Brownlee

This November, Indiana Humanities is focusing on our One State / One Story selection, Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home. The Year We Left Home explores ideas of rural, urban and suburban experiences, the American Dream and how we connect to a place. To help us explore these ideas further, we’re connecting with …

November 20, 2020
Digital Humanities Scholars Launch Networking Initiative and Inventory Project
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Digital Humanities Scholars Launch Networking Initiative and Inventory Project

In late 2019, a collection of librarians and faculty engaged in digital humanities (DH) scholarship met at Indiana Humanities’ Indianapolis office to launch a statewide DH network. Christened the Indiana Digital Humanities Initiative (INDHI), this new effort aims to foster collaborations across disciplines and institutions in order to promote scholarship …

November 17, 2020
The Future of Rural with Jackie Swihart
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The Future of Rural with Jackie Swihart

This November, Indiana Humanities is focusing on our One State / One Story selection, Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home. The Year We Left Home explores ideas of rural, urban and suburban experiences, the American Dream and how we connect to a place. To help us explore these ideas further, we’re connecting with Hoosiers who have unique perspectives to share on the …

November 13, 2020
5 Things We Learned from Jean Thompson and Barb Shoup
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5 Things We Learned from Jean Thompson and Barb Shoup

On Tuesday, November 10th, over 100 people came together via Zoom and Facebook Live to listen to an INconversation between Jean Thompson and Barb Shoup. Jean Thompson is the author of our statewide read The Year We Left Home, and Barb Shoup is the author of eight novels and the writer-in-residence at the Indiana Writers Center. It was the …

November 11, 2020
“They Make Me Restless”: Masculinity and Belonging in the Midwest
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“They Make Me Restless”: Masculinity and Belonging in the Midwest

        In Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home, near the start of a western road trip that college-age Ryan Erickson has planned with his girlfriend, Janine, they stop in Grenada, Iowa, to stay atthe Erickson family home for the night. Ryan is anxious about coming home: …

November 9, 2020
Talking Across Political Divides: Resources to Help You Think, Read and Talk Even When It’s Really Hard
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Talking Across Political Divides: Resources to Help You Think, Read and Talk Even When It’s Really Hard

    Many people and organizations have reached out, asking for advice and tools for having productive conversations about politics. In fact, some of that advice will be featured in an upcoming free virtual program hosted by Indiana Public Broadcasting and Side Effects, with an assist from Indiana Humanities, on November 18: RSVP here. If you can’t wait until …

November 2, 2020
Nonprofits can apply to bring award-winning Indiana authors to their community for talks, writing workshops
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Nonprofits can apply to bring award-winning Indiana authors to their community for talks, writing workshops

Nonprofits interested in bringing an award-winning Indiana author to their community to speak to or give a writing workshop for a public audience can apply for funds to cover speaking fees as part of programs associated with the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. Events can be in-person or …

October 5, 2020
Bestselling author of book chosen for statewide read to participate in Nov. 10 virtual event
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Bestselling author of book chosen for statewide read to participate in Nov. 10 virtual event

Indiana Humanities is bringing New York Times bestselling-author and National Book Award-finalist Jean Thompson to Hoosier audiences for a free online INconversation discussion on Nov. 10. Thompson will discuss her National Book Award finalist novel The Year We Left Home (chosen by Indiana Humanities for the 2020 One State / …

October 1, 2020