Professor Jane Stadler-“Spatio-Temporal Storytelling: Mapping the Travels of Red Dog”

dr. jane stadler

The Polis Center and IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute present:

Professor Jane Stadler
University of Queensland, Australia
“Spatio-Temporal Storytelling: Mapping the Travels of Red Dog”
Monday, March 4, 2013
2:00 p.m.
CA 508
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend
Professor Jane Stadler will present her explorations of spatial history, mapping, and mobility in relation to the film Red DogRed Dog is based on three books that narrate the true story of a nomadic Red Cloud Kelpie cattle dog that was adopted by the mining community of Australia’s northwest Pilbara region in the1970s. Representations of Red Dog’s travels highlight the network of economic, geographical, and cultural factors that shape mobility in Australia’s largest, richest, and least densely populated state. In relation to work in progress on The Cultural Atlas of Australia, a cultural heritage project that maps the settings of films, novels, and plays, Professor Stadler considers the challenges of mapping movement through space and time using digital cartography. She argues that using geovisualization techniques to foreground spatial history and mobility in Red Dog reveals complex relationships between the mining industry, the Pilbara community, and myths of national and regional identity conveyed in cultural narratives.
Jane Stadler is Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies in the School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland. She is co-editor of Pockets of Change (with Hopton, Atkinson, and Mitchell, 2011), author of Pulling Focus (2008), Screen Media (with McWilliam, 2009), Media and Society (with O’Shaughnessy, 2012), and articles on film and phenomenology, ethics, aesthetics, identity, and landscape.

Fall 2013 and Academic Year 2013/14 Service Learning Assistant Scholarships

The Center for Service and Learning is accepting applications for Fall 2013 and Academic Year 2013/14 Service Learning Assistant Scholarships.

Application Deadlines:

  • “Early Bird” Fall Only and AY 2013-14 awards  = March 1st, 2013 (Audience: faculty/staff desiring award notification prior to the end of Spring 2013)
  • General Application Period for Fall Only and AY awards = July 1st, 2013

Service Learning Assistant (SLA) Scholarships are available to recognize IUPUI students selected by faculty or professional staff to support community engaged faculty/staff work in teaching, research and service. SLAs may assist their faculty/staff mentor:

  • to design/implement/conduct SoTL research on a service learning class,
  • to conduct a community engaged research project,
  • to build capacity within a campus department or unit that expands the number and quality of service learning courses at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels of the curriculum,
  • to implement a professional service project in and with the community.

IUPUI faculty and staff are invited to apply for an SLA scholarship.

  • Upon approval, instructors identify a student to serve as their SLA.  The scholarship award is then transferred from the faculty/staff mentor to the student.
  • Please note that awards are granted to support faculty work. Applications to support independent student research projects will not be supported.

To learn more about program requirements, funding levels, or to complete an online application, please visit:

First Friday Exhibition at SpaceCamp Gallery (funded, in part, by the IAHI)

Eco-Logic: Artists’ Take on Environmental Changes
SpaceCamp Gallery, 1043 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis
March 1, 2013
About the Artists

Michele Brody was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1967, she received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1989 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. Utilizing her strong background in the liberal arts, she creates site-specific, mixed media installations and works of public art that are generated by the history, culture, environment, and architecture of a wide range of exhibition spaces. While living and working in such places as France, Costa Rica, California, the Midwest, Germany, and her home of New York, her art career has developed into a process of working in collaboration with each new community as a means towards developing an interpretation of the sense of a place as an outsider looking in. For Eco-Logic, Brody shows the life cycle of palm oil trees in Costa Rica. Palm oil production has been documented as a cause of substantial and often irreversible damage to the natural environment.

Caleb Charland received his MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL under a Trustees Fellowship. He got his BFA in Photography with Departmental Honors from Massachusetts College of Art. He mixes a language of science and art to create photographs that shock and awe. He states “The way we understand the world relies so much on our ability to measure it. Given that many measurements are based on the proportions of the human body its clear we measure stuff to find our place amongst it all and to connect with it in some way. By exploring the world at hand, from the basement to the backyard, I have found a resonance in things. An energy vibrates in that space between our perceptions of the world and the potential the mind senses for our interventions within the world. This energy is the source of all true art and science, it breeds those beloved “Ah Ha!” moments and it allows us to sense the extraordinary in the common.” For this exhibition, Charland shows photographs of LED lights powered completely by the fruits and vegetables in the images.

Born in a suburb of Washington, DC and raised in the small town of Poolesville, Maryland, Jason Ferguson moved to Baltimore to study art at Towson University and continued his studies at the University of Delaware where he received his MFA. To complete his projects, Jason solicits assistance from professionals working in a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Collaborating with practitioners in various branches of study gives his work a level of authenticity that he cannot provide on his own. The results are large sculptural objects, installations, video works, and photographic documentation that highlight the unique relationship between art, science, and philosophy. He has exhibited his work internationally including group exhibitions in Kolderveen, the Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Kansas City, MO; Alexandria, VA; and Detroit, MI. For Eco-Logic, he is creating a new version of Koe. Koe is a response to the agricultural landscape throughout the Netherlands’ northeastern province of Drenthe. The Netherlands’ landscape is divided into a series of dikes created to defend against the increasing threat of floods due to the regions relation to sea level.

Carsten Schneider and Suzanne Hensel are elusive Berlin based artists who mostly work in theater and with sound. They regularly create work for Berlin public radio and create interesting plays that alter the landscape and your expectations. For this exhibition, they are showing Vogeltrommel (Birdy Drum). For two years, they slowly trained wild birds to be comfortable with them, finally coming inside the studio to eat and raise their young on the musical instruments. The songs in the exhibition are therefore birdsong, but not in the way you’d expect as they are playing human instruments, albeit without their full knowledge. This project talks about small scale human created environmental change.


Film Screening: Tears of Gaza

Tears of Gaza Flyer

This award winning film compiles first person accounts of those living in Gaza during the 2008-2009 bombings and portrays the impact it still has on Gaza today. It was shot in Palestine by Palestinians and shows actual footage from the bombings. This film is important, because it not only gives us an in-depth look at the atrocities of war but it gives the audience a unique chance to be engrossed in the perspective of Gazans toward the conflict and how the conflict they live in shapes it. After the showing of the film there will be a discussion about how the Gaza conflict impacts the lives of those involved and how the conflict shapes the tension between Israelis and Palestinians.

Wednesday, February 20th

Campus Center Theater at 6pm

This movie is sponsored by:

Council on Strategic International Affairs at IUPUI
Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East

For a trailer or more information about the film:

Laurette McCarthy will explain why you should care about Walter Pach and the Armory Show

Armory Show Poster

Independent Scholar and Curator Laurette McCarthy will speak at Herron School of Art and Design on March 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Basile Auditorium about her new book and The International Exhibition of Modern Art—also referred to the Armory Show.

Although it happened in 1913—ancient history for people absorbed in the here and now—this colossal granddaddy of an exhibition awakened America to new ways of seeing. Housed in New York City’s 69th Regiment Armory, which still stands on Lexington Avenue, the works in the Armory Show set the town on its ear.

All manner of experimental art—postimpressionism, fauvism, cubism, even a couple nonobjective paintings—was presented to a public steeped in realism. The Armory Show works were so edgy that even decades later, Hitler would seek to purge these “degenerate” treasures from the earth as a part of his horrific master plan.

Cézanne. Duchamp. Matisse. Hopper. With hundreds upon hundreds of works by more than 300 European and American artists, the Amory Show was the first exhibition of its kind in America, and it traveled from New York to Chicago and Boston.

A century hence, Laurette McCarthy has written Walter Pach (1883- 1958): The Armory Show and the Untold Story of Modern Art in America. She focuses on Pach as “one of the prime movers behind this seminal event,” about whom “surprisingly little has been written.”

Academics hail McCarthy’s book as a “meticulously documented biography” and “an important contribution to the history of American modernism.” It’s also a juicy backstory—one you’ll want to hear presented in person by the author.

McCarthy’s talk will touch on a Herron angle: faculty members Wil­liam Forsythe and Clifton Wheeler attended the exhibition in Chicago. Their connections to and opinions on the show may surprise you.
She will also discuss a centennial exhibition at the Montclair Art Mu­seum ( The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913, which opened exactly 100 years to the day from the original, on Feb 17, and continues through June 16 2013.
McCarthy’s books will be available for purchase with a signing by the author immediately following the lecture. She holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Delaware and a master of arts degree from the George Washington University. She lives in Brazil, Indiana.
Rob Bullock
Assistant to the Dean
External Affairs &  Development Specialist
Herron School of Art and Design
IUPUI – HR 224
735 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Indianapolis hosts another world-premiere Shakespeare event this month

Measure for Measure

Hoosier Bard Productions, the theatrical arm of the New Oxford Shakespeare project at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, takes to the stage next month for a two-weekend premiere of two back-to-back versions of Measure for Measure at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St. Shakespeare’s original and uncensored Measure for Measure will kick off the first weekend (February 21, 22, and 23) while Thomas Middleton’s more familiar 1621 adaptation of Shakespeare’s play will be featured in the second weekend of the show (February 28 and March 1, 2). Tickets ($8 students with ID, $15 general admission) are available at or 317-869-6660.

Measure for Measure features an international cast of stage veterans, local actors, and IUPUI students under the direction of Equity actor, IUPUI professor of drama, and Hoosier Bard founding director Terri Bourus.

Bourus returns to directing after last year’s local and international success of The History of Cardenio, Shakespeare’s “lost” play, “a winning blend of the twin geniuses of Cervantes and Shakespeare” (Indianapolis Star). Bourus’s “fast-paced emotional rollercoaster of a production” received rave reviews, and was hailed as “a lively gripping piece of theatre” (Shakespeare Bulletin) and “a rollicking experience” (Nuvo). Shakespeare scholars from around the world converged on Indianapolis, and the BBC praised Cardenio as “bold and brash and funny and moving”. The play and production were also the subject of the WFYI television documentary, “CSI: Shakespeare”.

Measure for Measure asks: when is sex legal? What is the relationship between politics and morality? It tells the tale of a liberal Duke who leaves his city under the control of the conservative fundamentalist Angelo. Angelo immediately starts enforcing laws that make illicit sex a capital offence and a young man, Claudio, is sentenced to death for getting his teenage girlfriend pregnant. When Isabella, Claudio’s devout sister, pleads with Angelo to save Claudio’s life, the results are explosive.

Audiences will want to come both weekends to experience the two very different worlds of Measure. During the first weekend, audiences will be treated to the warmth and optimism of Shakespeare’s Italian summer setting, which invigorates the more lighthearted and comedic version of the original play. The second weekend presents a darker interpretation of the story, set in the winter world of wartime Vienna.

“It’s a fabulous learning experience for IUPUI students to work alongside dedicated professional actors,” Bourus says. “It’s a unique challenge and opportunity for actors, to stretch their boundaries and perform two different interpretations of their characters back to back in successive weekends. ”

Audiences will have the chance to hear more about the two texts and two interpretations at the talkbacks with Bourus and members of the cast, after each performance.

The second weekend will also feature a special ASL translated performance, under the direction of IUPUI English Professor Janet Acevedo.

The New Oxford Shakespeare project is also hosting a Master Workshop titled “Editing and Performing Measure for Measure” on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition to Bourus, and NOS editors Anna Pruitt and Rory Loughnane, the workshop will feature two special guests, Professor Gary Taylor, one of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars (Florida State University) and actor-director Christopher Marino (Chicago). In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to discuss some of the various issues that arise in editing and performing Shakespeare’s plays with the on-site editors of The New Oxford Shakespeare. Topics include: early modern adaptation; editing drama as a multimedia art form; theatre as a form of research.

Indy Fringe Ticket site:


NOS site:


IUPUI Event calendar entry:


Hoosier Bard FB:

SLA Summer 2013 Research, Creative Activity, and Scholarship Grants

SLA Summer 2013 Research, Creative Activity,
and Scholarship Grants

Call for Proposals

Purpose: The SLA Summer Research, Creative Activity, and Scholarship grant program is intended to support research, creative activity, and scholarship, not teaching and/or service activities.

Amounts and use of funds: The committee expects to make 6-7 grants; the typical award amount is approximately $5,000, but exceptional proposals requesting more will be considered.  Proposals for smaller amounts are welcome. A budget with justification is required. Grants will be made for projects requiring at least one month of full-time research. Funds may be used for salary and benefits, research assistance, travel, and collection of materials. They may also be used as matches or in combination with other research grants.

Please note: If you request salary, you must also include fringe benefits in your budget. You may request no more than $4,000 in salary. If you take your salary in June, the fringe rate is 27.41%, for total salary and fringe of $5,096. If you take your salary in July, the fringe rate is 28.59%, for total salary and fringe of $5,144.

Eligibility: Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the School of Liberal Arts who did not receive a SLA internal research grant last year. Applications from non-tenured assistant professors are encouraged.

Submission of Application

  • Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013, 4:30 pm.
  • Please use standard 8 ½ by 11 page size with at least ½ inch margins. Use an Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype, or Georgia typeface, a black font color, and a font size of 11 points or larger. Charts, graphs, figures, or custom cover sheets may be in color.
  • The Project Plan is limited to 5 pages.
  • Proposals should be submitted in PDF form via email to Edith Millikan (, CA 441, 278-6970).

Criteria: Applications will be judged on 1) the significance and quality of the research project; 2) the clarity of stated objectives and details of methodology; 3) the feasibility of the project relative to funding requested and time frame; and 4) potential for future funding and/or for completion of the project. Applications for new projects are encouraged.

Peer Review Meeting: Although not required, it is strongly suggested that applicants meet with Edith Millikan and/or Associate Dean Jeffrey Wilson ( for an informal peer review of the proposal. We will provide feedback on how well your proposal meets the criteria discussed above, and provide assistance with drafting your budget.

The Application

The application consists of a cover sheet (appended as the last page of this document, a five-page project plan with budget, and a 4-page CV. These may be submitted as a single PDF document, or separate PDFs.

Cover sheet with title, amount requested, signatures of the applicant and the applicant’s departmental chair, and an indication of other applications for funding (this will not penalize this application). This is not included in the 5-page limit. Your email submission serves as your signature on the application form. Your department chair’s electronic signature occurs by copying her or him on your email submission.

Project Plan (Limited to 5 pages) Please use the following outline. Give sufficient detail for each outline item to indicate a well-thought out plan, including tasks, to accomplish the project.

  • Purpose and Significance of the research, creative activity or scholarship, including brief review of the relevant scholarly literature and what your research will add to the body of literature (Criterion #1)
  • The Specific Objectives of the project (Criterion #2)
  • Work Plan, Methods and Materials (Criteria #2 and #3)

o   Describe the work that will be conducted during the summer for which you seek funding. Include, as applicable, tasks you will perform to accomplish your objectives; data sources and/or archival collections you will use; data collection methods if relevant; other participants who will be involved (if any) and their roles on the project; location where work will take place if off campus; and manuscript preparation activities.

  • Timeline for the Activities (Criteria #2 and #3)
  • Evaluation Process and Plans for Dissemination (Criteria #1, #2, #3, and #4)

o   Describe how you will evaluate the success of your objectives and the analysis performed.

o   Describe your plans for disseminating the results of your research: Conference paper, scholarly article, presentation, etc.

  • Connection of this Project to Future Research, including prospects or plans for external funding (Criterion #4)
  • Budget and Rationale explaining the proposed use of funds (Criterion #3)

o   Describe the type of expense you wish covered, i.e., salary and fringe benefits, hourly student assistance, travel, data purchase, publications to assist your research, photocopying, rights and permissions, etc.

CV, limited to 4 pages. Please tailor the CV to the proposed project. Please limit your publication list to those most relevant to your proposed project. Limit the sections on teaching and service activity as room permits.

Notification: A sub-committee of the Research Advisory Committee will evaluate proposals and notify applicants by Friday, April 5, 2013.

Final Report: Recipients will be expected to file a report on their research or creative activities by Friday, December 6, 2013. Please mark this on your calendars!


Click here for forms: SLA 2013 Research and Creative Activity Grant

IUPUI Reseach Day 2013

When: Friday, April 5, 2013 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Showcase your scholarly and creative research accomplishments to IUPUI and IUPUC faculty, staff, and students as well as business, nonprofit, and government organizations by submitting an abstract for the IUPUI 2013 Research Day poster session on April 5, 2013.

You are eligible to submit abstract for the Research Day poster session if you are an undergraduate or graduate/professional student engaged in a research project under the direct mentorship of an IUPUI or IUPUC faculty or staff mentor.

Please note that abstracts are due by midnight on March 1, 2013.

STEP 1) Submit your abstract.

To Submit Your Abstract:

  1. Click on the abstract formatting guidelines to make sure your abstract matches the guidelines.
  2. Your mentor or advisor has approved your abstract. Students working in groups must select the primary presenter who uploads the abstract.
  3. You will be required to submit in PDF format. Click on the link below and follow the instructions:
  4. CRL Students: Please check with your program leader to determine if an additional submission is required.

IUPUI faculty and Center for Research and Learning staff will inform students who have been selected to present their posters on Research Day no later than March 15, 2013.
Be aware that you will receive emails with detailed information regarding your status. If you do not respond to these emails, you may forfeit your presentation slot.

STEP 2) Have your poster printed.

Please make sure to read the information regarding poster guidelines and printing before you present. Posters that do not meet the guidelines may be rejected.

Creating your poster:

    1. Click here for your poster guidelines.
    2. CRL students make sure to follow guidelines for your specific programs.
    3. The CRL will print posters for CRL Students.Submit your poster to the CRL by March 21, 2013
      1. If you are not a CRL student and would like the CRL to print your poster for you, the cost is $100.00 per poster and may include an additional consultation fee.
      2. List of alternative places to print

Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting

March 2, 2013
Hosted by the University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana Association of Historians is holding its 33rd Annual Meeting on March 2, 2013 at the University of Indianapolis.  This year’s conference theme is “Dreams of Freedom”.

Caroline E. Janney, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University, will deliver this year’s keynote address immediately following the conference luncheon.  Her address is titled “Emancipation and Freedom:  How Civil War Veterans Remembered Slavery”

Information about the Indiana Association of Historians annual meeting, including links to the Program and conference Registration Form, can be found at:

You can also contact the 2013 program chair for more information:

A. James Fuller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
University of Indianapolis

Spring Events at the Indiana Medical History Museum

Lincoln Hospital Flyer

The Indiana Medical History Museum is hosting 2 talks this spring.

The first lecture will be Wednesday, February 27.  Norma Erickson will present “Lincoln Hospital, 1909-1915: A Study of Leadership in African-American Healthcare in Progressive Era Indianapolis.

“That’s Disgusting!  Estimating Time since Death from Human Decomposition” will be presented on Wednesday, April 17 by Stephen P.

RSVP to to Sarah Halter at