Humanities

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When Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — the first woman to be elected president in modern Africa — shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel committee’s citation for the prize noted, “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all […]

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Five Indiana University Bloomington professors in the College of Arts and Sciences are recipients of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013. Poet Ross Gay, IU Polish Studies Center director Bill Johnston, biologist James Bever, linguist Robert Fulk, and religious studies professor David Haberman were notified of their fellowships earlier this month. “The five […]

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by Christoph Irmscher

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Jennifer Goodlander

January 17, 2013

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A “dalang” master, Goodlander performs traditional Balinese shadow puppetry, shows about the “world coming into balance” that are meant for the gods.

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Transpacific Femininities

November 28, 2012

by Denise Cruz

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Portia Maultsby

November 5, 2012

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Portia Maultsby is professor, author, co-curator, program designer, multimedia consultant, and now, a Charles Seeger Lecturer, a high honor in ethnomusicology.

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Susan Seizer

October 18, 2012

Anthropologist and first-time film producer Susan Seizer has made a documentary about stand-up comics in middle America: what inspires them, what motivates them, and what makes them funny.

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Media Life

October 9, 2012

by Mark Deuze

It’s the end of “Welcome Week” on the IU Bloomington campus. A record-breaking 7,590 first-year students came to campus this week, along with the rest of the classes. Facebook and Twitter feeds brimmed with messages from new and returning students celebrating their return to campus and alumni waxing nostalgic. This week is an unofficial homecoming […]

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For thirty years, Charles Cushman documented a dying landscape in living color. From 1938 to 1969, Cushman, a 1917 IU graduate, criss-crossed the nation, driving roughly a half-million miles with his wife, Jean, and his Contax II A camera, capturing a country in transition. Along the way, he amassed nearly 14,50o color Kodachrome slides capturing […]

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