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Indiana University doles out arts and humanities grants

Indiana University's Presidential Arts and Humanities Program supports the work of artists and humanists.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The newly-named Presidential Arts and Humanities Program at IU has granted more than $400,000 to arts and humanities efforts. The program replaced IU’s New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities program earlier this year and acknowledges Michael McRobbie’s commitment to supporting artists as university president. 

“Artists and humanists throughout history have played a critical role in expressing the needs and feelings of individuals and society; today, that role is even more necessary and pronounced,” said Fred H. Cate, IU vice president for research. “Now more than ever, universities have a responsibility to continue to foster the creation of new mechanisms for expanding understanding of race, culture, history and the human experience. IU’s longstanding but newly re-imagined IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program is a testament to our ongoing commitment to fostering civil society and serving our communities, state and nation in this important way.”

2020 IU Presidential Arts and Humanities grants:

  • Liza Black, College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, IU Bloomington, “The Police Empire and Native America: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the Murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.”
  • Evelyne Brancart, Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington, “Discovering Chopin’s Piano Performance Practice Through His Etudes.”
  • Edward Curtis, Department of Religious Studies, IUPUI, “The Syrian Muslim History of the American Midwest.”
  • Melody Deusner, College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art History, IU Bloomington, “Aesthetic Painting in Britain and America.”
  • Valerie Eickmeier, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, “Coastal Connection: The Rising Tide.”
  • Simin Ganatra, Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington, “The Beethoven Project: Celebrations from Indiana University.”
  • Jeffrey Gould, College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, IU Bloomington, “Dawn to Despair.”
  • Cooper Harriss, Center for Religion and the Human, IU Bloomington, “Religion & Literature Workshop.”
  • Julian Hook, Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington, “Exploring Musical Spaces.”
  • Christoph Irmscher, Wells Scholars Program, College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, IU Bloomington, “Audubon at Sea: The Coastal and Transatlantic Adventures of John James Audubon.”
  • John Kaufman-McKivigan, Department of History, IUPUI, “Symposium: Race, Religion and Politics in the Age of Frederick Douglass (and Donald Trump).”
  • Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Department of Anthropology, IUPUI, “Toxic Heritage: International Perspectives on Sites of Environmental Injustice.”
  • Rasul Mowatt, College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of American Studies, IU Bloomington, “The Critical Realities of Leisure: Culture, Health and Access at the Crossroads.”
  • Jillian Rogers, Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington, “Resonant Recoveries: French Music and Trauma Between the Wars and Companion Website,” and Music, Sound and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.”
  • Julia Roos, Department of History, IU Bloomington, “The Black Other in German Society: Biracial ‘Occupation Children,’ 1920-1960.”
  • Chi Wang, Jacobs School of Music, IU Bloomington, “Kinesthetic Modes of Enunciation: an electroacoustic music composition for electronic music ensemble.”
  • Rachel Wheeler, Department of Religious Studies, IUPUI, “Music and the Boarding School Experience on the Stockbridge Munsee Reservation, Bowler, WI.”
  • Lisa Zwicker, Department of History, IU South Bend, conference funding for an IU Europe Gateway workshop on “Religion, Women, and the History of Emotions in Germany and Beyond.”

The next deadline to apply for the program is Feb. 15.

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