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IU professor curates apartheid-era photo exhibition for display in Bloomington and South Africa


A fall exhibition featuring rarely-seen images shot by famed "Life" magazine photographer Margaret Bourke-White will open Sept. 6 at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The exhibition will remain on display on the Indiana University Bloomington campus through December. Then, in 2014, it will travel to the Bensusan Museum of Photography, Museum Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa.   Full Story >>

History journal examines early New Orleans as multicultural Atlantic enclave

American History Journal

New Orleans' Faubourg Tremé is often described as the oldest black neighborhood in the U.S. But the area's early history doesn't much resemble our present-day image of urban neighborhoods that are either mostly African-American or largely white. In the most recent Journal of American History, Pierre Force portrays Tremé's development at a time when New Orleans' racial categories were fluid and mixed-race "free people of color" owned property and interacted freely with white residents of the city.   Full Story >>

IU Bloomington historian to receive Indiana Authors Award

James H. Madison

Indiana University Bloomington historian James H. Madison has been named the Regional Author winner in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick 2013 Indiana Authors Award program. IU Bloomington alumnus Michael Martone received the Indiana Authors National Award, and alumni Tricia Fields and Mike Mullin are among three finalists for the Emerging Author award.   Full Story >>

Indiana Magazine of History offers a new look at the experience of Hoosier orphans

Rose Orphan Home, Cottage 3

The June 2013 issue of the Indiana Magazine of History uncovers the story of a man who sought to revolutionize child welfare at the turn of the twentieth century.   Full Story >>

IU Bloomington faculty members selected for Academic Leadership Program

Limestone IU

Four Indiana University Bloomington professors -- Claude Clegg, David Leake, Lesa Hatley Major and Michael Reece -- will take part during the 2013-14 school year in the Academic Leadership Program, which develops leadership potential for faculty who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for academic administration.   Full Story >>

Journal of American History examines roots of U.S. immigration policy

Journal of American History Vol. 99 No. 4

With the U.S. Congress is debating immigration reform, it's instructive to look back to the beginnings of federal immigration law and enforcement in the late 1800s. Historian Hidetaka Hirota finds re-examines the genesis of the 1882 Immigration Act in the latest Journal of American History.   Full Story >>