As part of Quantum Leap, Indiana Humanities is taking Hoosiers inside fascinating sites of scientific discovery and innovation to think, read, and talk about how new frontiers of inquiry reshape our understanding of what it means to be human. During each QL Field Trip, a humanities scholar will co-lead a tour, pausing periodically to read aloud short humanities texts that help participants consider the meaning of the research conducted at the site from a humanistic perspective. The tours will also be co-led by an expert from the site or facility—someone who can help make connections between the readings and the science at play. Each trip will conclude with a hearty discussion over food and drink for an indelible, once-in-a-lifetime adult field trip.
Scholar-facilitators lead each field trip and facilitate conversation that ties together the themes and big ideas of Quantum Leap. The scholar-facilitator will also select the texts for his/her field trip destination. Some Field Trip destinations have already been set, while others are still in the works. Scholar earns $500 + travel plus all the non-financial benefits of taking part in this exploratory public humanities program! Read the full call for scholars, including how to apply, here (link PDF).