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Recovering the History of the Black Panther Party in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter

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The Indiana Association of Historians announce the 2017 Thornbrough Lecture: Professor Robyn C. Spencer, "Recovering the History of the Black Panther Party in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter." The lecture will be at Butler University's Robertson Hall on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM. A reception will be held before the lecture at 6 PM.

Registration open for 2017 Indiana Association of Historians meeting

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Indiana Association of Historians

37th Annual Meeting

Ivy Tech-Lafayette

February 17-18, 2017

“Luther, literacy, and liberation:  An educated public and the birth of the modern world”

When:                          February 17-18, 2017

Society of Indiana Archivists 2016 Fall workshop and scholarship

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It's that time of year again!  This year's workshop will be "Past History, Digital Future: Indiana DPLA Metadata," on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9am-4:30pm.  Please visit the event page for information on the SIA Fall Workshop and apply for the scholarship, which will cover registration costs and $150 for related expenses.

Indiana Historical Society Annual Awards

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Indiana Historical Society Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

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:

New Smithsonian Exhibit to Tell Hoosier Farming Story

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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.

"Hoosiers: A New History" a WFYI (PBS) 4 part series

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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: