Indiana Humanities elects new board members, slate of officers
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Indiana Humanities elects new board members, slate of officers

The Indiana Humanities board of directors has appointed six new members and elected its slate of officers for 2020-21. The new board members are:  Dr. Cassandra Bausman, assistant professor and writing center director, Trine University, Angola Ms. F. Brooke Dunn, associate, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis Dr. Terri Jett, associate professor …

November 8, 2019
Nominations now open for the 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards
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Nominations now open for the 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. The awards will recognize the best books published by Hoosiers in 2018 and 2019. Nominations are due Jan. 6, 2020. The awards, newly powered by Indiana Humanities, have been given annually since 2009. Going forward, awards …

October 22, 2019
Indiana Humanities awards more than $26,000 in inaugural Innovation Grants
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Indiana Humanities awards more than $26,000 in inaugural Innovation Grants

Organizations in Crothersville, Vincennes and South Bend are the first to receive new Innovation Grants from Indiana Humanities. Their projects will use virtual reality to present history, provide literary arts programming for prison inmates and explore the diversity of people who power food production. The grants offer up to $10,000 …

October 16, 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

Frustrated by slogging through muddy trails to transport goods by horse-drawn wagons in the 1840s, frontier businessmen in this town about 35 miles north of Louisville, Ky., decided there had to be a better way. They found it in the steaming locomotives that were clearing a path for commerce in …

October 15, 2019
Michigan City Public Library’s SlampCamp gives kids confidence and star power
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Michigan City Public Library’s SlampCamp gives kids confidence and star power

“I’m coming back every year!” an elated fifth-grader exclaimed to his parents. Will Tallackson, who wants to be known by his rapper name Willie D, was initially nervous to present a rap in front of a room full of friends, family and community members on the performance night of SlamCamp …

October 11, 2019
Programs highlighting history of Midwestern utopian experiments, societal turmoil of the early 1900s earn inaugural Collaboration Grants
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Programs highlighting history of Midwestern utopian experiments, societal turmoil of the early 1900s earn inaugural Collaboration Grants

Over the next two years, Hoosiers will have opportunities to experience programs focused on Midwestern utopian experiments and America’s societal turmoil immediately after World War I, thanks to nearly $35,000 being distributed to Indiana nonprofits as part of the first-ever Indiana Humanities Collaboration Grants. Created to encourage Indiana nonprofits to …

October 11, 2019
Expanded Indiana Authors Awards will kick off with celebration at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on Oct. 21
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Expanded Indiana Authors Awards will kick off with celebration at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on Oct. 21

The expanded Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards, newly powered by Indiana Humanities, will launch on Oct. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with special cocktails, on-demand poetry and a pop-up bookstore at a free Indianapolis Artsgarden event celebrating Hoosier writers and readers. The public is invited to …

October 8, 2019