Relaxation
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Relaxation

For years, when I imagined the word “relaxation,” certain stock images sprung to mind: feeling my toes in the sand of an empty beach or breathing crisp morning air in a pine grove. Lately, in wake of COVID-19 and my first pregnancy, I have a stranger answer, one that involves …

May 18, 2020
Indiana Humanities awards 35 nonprofits with more than $85,000 in grants
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Indiana Humanities awards 35 nonprofits with more than $85,000 in grants

Schools, libraries and other organizations from Gary to Evansville recently received grants from Indiana Humanities for projects ranging from a four-hour reading of Shakespeare’s sonnets to a program at an Indiana cemetery teaching fifth graders about African Americans in the Civil War.    From October 2019 to March 2020, Indiana Humanities awarded 20 Action Grants, 12 Historic Preservation Education Grants and three INcommon Grants.    Action Grants offer up to $3,000 …

May 5, 2020
Renewal
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Renewal

My yard mowing is neglectful, but I wouldn’t say negligent. I haven’t mowed under the big beeches and maples in our front yard since we moved here three years ago so I could see what would pop up among the daffodils and daylilies. Garlic mustard and bush honeysuckle, which I …

May 4, 2020
Refuge
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Refuge

I’m not an outdoors person. I hate camping, get poison ivy if I walk near anything that looks like a vine, am allergic to all pollen, and am easily spooked by the way dragonflies and large bees seem to hover around your face when you walk near wildflowers. I like …

May 4, 2020
Next Indiana Campfires: Essays
Next Indiana Campfires
Next Indiana Campfires: Essays

Each Monday in May and June, we’ll feature a new short essay by an Indiana writer to help you connect with nature. Writers include Butler University’s Susan Neville and University of Indianapolis’s Kevin McKelvey. Be sure to follow along on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) as we theme each week around renewal, refuge, …

May 1, 2020
Hoosiers invited to enjoy nature and literature through virtual month-long programming amidst COVID-19 restrictions
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Hoosiers invited to enjoy nature and literature through virtual month-long programming amidst COVID-19 restrictions

During the month of May, short films, virtual experiences and essays will help Hoosiers find renewal, refuge, relaxation and reflection in nature. The activities, presented by Indiana Humanities, are inspired by its award-winning program called Next Indiana Campfires. In previous years, the events were held in person and ended with conversations …

May 1, 2020
Request for Proposals: Consultant and Trainer: Organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Transformation
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Request for Proposals: Consultant and Trainer: Organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Transformation

Indiana Humanities invites proposals from qualified applicants interested in entering into a contract to perform consulting and training services related to organizational equity, diversity and inclusion transformation. We are seeking services that will help members of our staff and board build skills and competencies as IH strives to operationalize diversity, …

April 30, 2020
Indiana’s Day of Digital Humanities [#IndianaDH]
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Indiana’s Day of Digital Humanities [#IndianaDH]

Today, Wednesday, April 29th, is this year’s Day of DH, an international online event designed to document the activities of digital humanists. Researchers from the University of Alberta launched Day of DH on March 18th, 2009. They posted 688 blog entries from 85 scholars describing what digital humanists did and …

April 29, 2020