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Fall, 2022 Updates

  • Pat Collier and Jim Connolly presented at Futures in the History of Deindustrialization, Bologna, Italy, on October 13-15, 2022. Their paper titled “Middletown Revisited: Deindustrialization and Local Structures of Feeling in Muncie, Indiana” focuses on the local response to deindustrialization in Middletown.
  • Jim Connolly and John Fillwalk presented a paper at the 6th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities, Seattle, on November 01, 2022. The research titled “Deep Mapping Middletown” explores the challenges and issues encountered while planning a deep map of Middletown that employs the extensive data and archive tied to Middletown research to convey the historical experience in spatial terms. 
  • The Center’s Assistant Director, Jen Erickson, submitted a research proposal, “Reimagining Middletown: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in Muncie, Indiana” to the Russell Sage foundation’s Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration funding stream.  The project examines Muncie’s engagement with refugees and other newcomers.
  • Later this fall, the Center will be launching an online fundraiser to fund undergraduate research experiences.  Check back here soon for more details.  

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