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Since 1981, the Institute for Advanced Study has been Indiana University’s leading center for the pursuit of new knowledge and new directions of inquiry in all fields of study. With gifts from friends and alumni and the support of the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, the Institute has contributed to the university’s research mission by promoting intellectual exchange that is primarily collaborative and interdisciplinary and by fostering the exploration of ideas at an early stage of development.

As of spring 2014, the Institute has developed a specific focus on Bloomington’s associate professors, as they advance towards full professorship. Ultimately, the Institute’s ambition is to be a locus of intellectual vitality and community.

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The IAS congratulates Sumie Jones, IAS Residential Fellow and Professor Emerita in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at IU Bloomington, on receiving a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support the completion of her three-volume anthology of early-modern urban literature from Japan. The grant will support the completion of Volume I, “A Kamigata Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Metropolitan Centers, 1600-1750.”

More information about her award is available here: http://news.iu.edu/releases/iu/2016/08/iu-scholars...

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We congratulate our 2016 Summer Repository Research Fellows!

Michelle Ann Abate from The Ohio State University, who worked in the collections at the Lilly Library.

Deborah Cohen from University of Missouri-St. Louis, who worked with Lessie Jo Frazier (Gender Studies at IUB) on research in the IU Archives in Wells Library.

Michael P. Gonella from the Myaamia Research Center, Miami University, who worked in collections of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and IU Herbarium.

Philip M. Novack-Gottshall from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, who worked in the Indiana University Paleontology Collection.

Paul Tyler from Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago City Colleges will be working in the Archives of Traditional Music and Traditional Arts Indiana/Mathers Museum of World Cultures.

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Professor Rebecca Spang has been awarded the 2015-16 Louis Gottschalk Prize for the Best Book in Eighteenth-Century Studies for Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Professor Spang is the only person to have won this award twice.

Congratulations! While an associate professor, Prof. Spang received an IAS Research Award to help support her work on this book.



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Congratulations are in order for Eileen Julien, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, on the publication of her newest book, "The Locations and Dislocations of African Literature: A Dialogue between Humanities and Social Science Scholars," which she jointly edited with Biodun Jeyifo.

To check out the book, please visit Africa World Press' site here: http://africaworldpressbooks.com/the-locations-and-dislocations-of-african-literature-a-dialogue-between-humanities-and-social-science-scholars-edited-by-eileen-julien-biodun-jeyifo/


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