IU consortium awards faculty grants for work on ‘Wonder and the Natural World’

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The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society has awarded $51,248 to 11 faculty members from three IU campuses to further their research on the topic of “Wonder and the Natural World.” This grant funding is the first phase of a two-year thematic initiative sponsored by the consortium on the theme of “Wonder […]

E.O. Wilson and Katherine Hayles “What Makes us Human?”

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Entanglements Lecture Series E.O. Wilson and Katherine Hayles, “What Makes us Human?” October 8, 2014 | 7:00-8:45 Indianapolis Central Library, Clowes Auditorium Click here for free tickets When did we become human? Are human and animal societies that much different? Do we already live in an age of cyborgs? E.O. Wilson and Katherine Hayles visit Indianapolis as […]

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

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NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all […]

IUPUI researcher to host international conference exploring China’s ancient links to Africa

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Ian McIntosh, associate director of the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis and director of international partnerships at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been awarded a $17,800 grant from the Confucius Institute Headquarters Division of Sinology and China Studies to host a conference, “Exploring China’s Ancient Links to Africa.” The conference will take place in Addis Ababa, […]

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IUPUI faculty and students help FBI identify cultural artifacts

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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis anthropology and museum studies faculty and students are assisting the FBI in identifying and preserving cultural artifacts found in the home of a Rush County, Ind., man. The FBI and its multidisciplinary team are working on repatriating items of cultural patrimony. Larry J. Zimmerman, professor of anthropology and museum studies; Holly […]

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“Solving the Mystery of Australia’s African coins”: a conversation with members of the Past Masters team

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Monday April 7, 2014 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. IUPUI ES2132 Global Crossroads 902 W. New York Street, Indianapolis In 1944, five coins from the medieval Sultanate of Kilwa in present day Tanzania were found on the north Australian coast. These rare coins have only been found outside of East Africa on two occasions (one in […]

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Historic Deerfield, Inc. 2014 Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture

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Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites applications for an intensive Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture in Deerfield, MA. Undergraduates enrolled as either juniors or seniors as of January 1, 2014 are eligible for 7 openings in the program, which is designed for students in American Studies, Architecture, Archeology, Art and Art History, Design, History, […]

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Lecture: James F. Brooks, “Women, Men, and Evangelism in the American Southwest”

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Dr. James F. Brooks, Research Fellow, School for Advanced Research “Women, Men, and Evangelism in the American Southwest”  October 17 IUPUI Campus Center Room 409 7-8pm Support provided by the IUPUI Department of History Tickets available for free here: https://jamesbrooks.eventbrite.com James F. Brooks is an American historian whose work on slavery, captivity and kinship in the […]