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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
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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
5 Things We Learned From Tracy Fullerton
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5 Things We Learned From Tracy Fullerton

On Aug. 17, we hosted an INconversation with Tracy Fullerton, world-renowned game designer and the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed Walden, a game. (You can get your copy of the game here and see photos of the event here) Here are five things we learned from that conversation, moderated by historian and digital …

August 17, 2017
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Frankenstein: The Big Questions

When it comes to asking the hard questions at the heart of scientific investigation, perhaps no book has ever topped Frankenstein. That’s why we’ve put Mary Shelley’s remarkable novel, which turns 200 in 2018, at the heart of our Quantum Leap initiative. Frankenstein raises big questions about the practice of …

August 14, 2017
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Indiana Humanities receives prestigious $300,000 NEH grant for Frankenstein-related programming

Indiana Humanities has received a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to fund a fleet of programs inspired by the classic novel Frankenstein, which turns 200 in 2018. As a result of this funding, organizations from across Indiana will have the opportunity to participate in a …

August 2, 2017
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One State / One Story: Frankenstein—See what’s coming to life

When it comes to asking the hard questions at the heart of scientific investigation, perhaps no book has ever topped Frankenstein. Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Indiana Humanities is bringing to life an array of unique, fun and thought-provoking programs that invite Hoosiers …

August 2, 2017
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Field Trip to Link Observatory: A Recap

On July 28, nearly 40 people joined us at our first SOLD OUT Quantum Leap Field Trip to gaze at the stars and consider our place in the universe at Mooresville’s Link Observatory. Want to join our experiment colliding science with the humanities? Here are a few suggestions: If you …

August 1, 2017
Hoosier Student Explores New Role in the Humanities
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Hoosier Student Explores New Role in the Humanities

The house at 1500 N. Delaware St. in Indianapolis—a Georgian Revival house once owned by famous Hoosier author Meredith Nicholson—is now the home of Indiana Humanities. At this nonprofit state council where I intern, my work area is a long wooden desk on the second floor; my computer sits an …

July 20, 2017