New Editors Named for Michigan History, Society Magazines
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Each year, the Indiana Historical Society recognizes outstanding individuals whose efforts have enriched the lives of others by conveying awareness and appreciation of Indiana's history on local, regional and statewide levels. We are accepting nominations for the following awards:
The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS), located in Madison, Wisconsin, is pleased to be a 2015 recipient of the National Digital Newspaper Program. This grant, awarded through by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides funding to states to digitize approximately 100,000 pages of microfilmed newspapers to be added to the Chronicling America website.
After seeing the various notifications in your inbox this week and last, H-Midwest is excited to formally announce the Profiling Midwest Collections blog! As its name implies, it gathers together descriptions of archives and collections related to local-, state-, and regional histories in the Midwest.
Indiana had more than fifty rural African American settlements prior to the Civil War. One of those settlements, Lyles Station in Gibson County, will be featured in one of twelve inaugural exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Musuem of African American History and Culture when it opens on September 24, 2016.
On May 12, 2016, WFYI (Indianapolis' PBS affiliate) hosted a premiere screening of Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana at the Indiana Historical Society. The four part documentary is based upon Indiana University Professor Emeritus James Madison's 2014 book of the same name. A trailer for the documentary can be viewed here.
The documentary will be simulcasted on all eight Indiana PBS affiliates during the following dates and times:
The editors of H-Midwest seek to develop and maintain a list of theses and dissertations in progress about the Midwest. We would also welcome information on non-thesis applied projects being developed by graduate students in museum studies, public history, digital humanities, etc. We are interested in graduate research focused on the Midwest region as a whole, comparative studies, and research concentrating on Midwestern sub-regions (Great Lakes, Great Plains, et al), states, or localities.