Indiana authors to speak around the state as part of Novel Conversations Speakers Program
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Indiana authors to speak around the state as part of Novel Conversations Speakers Program

More than 25 cities and towns will host 12 Indiana authors over the next few months as part of a statewide speakers program. Indiana Humanities awarded funds to 29 nonprofit organizations to bring an award-winning Indiana author to their community to speak to a public audience as part of the …

December 3, 2018
What We Learned From The Quantum Leap Poetry Tour With Tracy K. Smith
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What We Learned From The Quantum Leap Poetry Tour With Tracy K. Smith

More than 900 people attended events in Greencastle, Hanover, Indianapolis and Shelbyville as part of Indiana Humanities’ Quantum Leap Poetry Tour with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. It was the perfect way to wrap up our two-year Quantum Leap program, and we’re thankful to our moderators Adrian Matejka, Dr. …

November 30, 2018
Frankenstein Friday: <i>Frankenstein</i> at 200 and Beyond
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Frankenstein Friday: Frankenstein at 200 and Beyond

A few weeks ago, in an interesting and well-deserved shout out to all of our collective work with Indiana Humanities’ One State/One Story: Frankenstein, The New York Times called Indiana the “hell mouth” of the worldwide celebration of Frankenstein’s 200th birthday.  I’ve been incredibly impressed by the intersectional community response …

November 30, 2018
Indiana Humanities announces new grant opportunities and 2019 deadlines
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Indiana Humanities announces new grant opportunities and 2019 deadlines

Indiana Humanities is introducing an updated and enhanced grants program, with more opportunities for rapid-response funding and with larger grants to support innovative and collaborative programs. The statewide nonprofit will also hold in-person grant workshops around the state and offer a webinar online to provide additional information about the grant …

November 16, 2018
The Marvel-ous <i>Frankenstein</i>: Stan Lee’s Adaptation of Shelley’s Classic Tale
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The Marvel-ous Frankenstein: Stan Lee’s Adaptation of Shelley’s Classic Tale

Stan Lee, the man behind Marvel, passed away this past week, giving us pause to consider just how influential his creations have been on American culture. Lee might be best known for animating his superhuman characters with humanity, something that had never quite been done when Lee started developing his …

November 16, 2018
Frankenstein Friday: Frankenslam Frankenfilms
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Frankenstein Friday: Frankenslam Frankenfilms

  This Frankenstein Friday we’re featuring the work of slam poet Adam Henze through a series of FrankenSlam Frankenfilms. Adam won our 2016 contest to become the Official Track Poet of the 100th Running of The Indianapolis 500 and is active in our Frankenstein Speakers Bureau for One State / …

November 9, 2018
Frankenstein Friday: “You Must Create a Female For Me:”  Negotiating Rights and Responsibilities in <i>Frankenstein</i>
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Frankenstein Friday: “You Must Create a Female For Me:” Negotiating Rights and Responsibilities in Frankenstein

            One of the more contentious issues in Frankenstein is the creature’s demand that Victor provide him a mate: “You must create a female for me, with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being.  This you alone can do; and I demand it …

November 2, 2018
Indiana Humanities elects new slate of officers, new members
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Indiana Humanities elects new slate of officers, new members

The Indiana Humanities board of directors has elected its slate of officers for 2018-19 and elected three new board members. The new members include Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Indy; Chad Priest, CEO of American Red Cross, Indiana Region; and Tiffany Tolbert, senior field …

October 30, 2018