2015 global midwest projects

Hmong Memory at the Crossroads

Official Hmong Memory at the Crossroads website
Youtube channel

Awarded: $30,000
Safoi Babana-Hampton, PI (Michigan State University)
Michael Rothberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Mai Na Lee (University of Minnesota)
Ian Baird (University of Wisconsin)
Catherine Perry (University of Notre Dame)
Swarnavel Eswaran-Pillai (Michigan State University)
Marsha MacDowell (Michigan State University)
Charles Keith (Michigan State University)
Marjan Helms (Michigan State University)

A History of World Music Recording

Berlin "Captured Sound" conference website

Awarded: $80,000
Philip V. Bohlman, PI (University of Chicago)
Harry Liebersohn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
James H. Nye (University of Chicago)
Ronald Radano (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The project proposes to lay the groundwork for documenting and disseminating the history of world music recording that began in the Midwest, connected to audio histories elsewhere in the world, and then circulated back to the Midwest as a series of commercially available recorded performances for newly arrived immigrant populations; this cross-national give-and-take can be traced from the late nineteenth century to the contemporary, global digital age.

Aggregating Great Lakes Environmental History: Exploring the Value of Distributed Digital Archives for Research and Teaching

Great Lakes Aggregator

Awarded: $75,000
Paul Conway, PI (University of Michigan)
Robert Michael Morrissey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Robert Markley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest

Awarded: $50,000
Harriett Green, PI (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Angela Courtney (Indiana University-Bloomington)
Maria Bonn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Megan Senseney (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Nicholae Cline (Indiana University-Bloomington)

Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest” (HCRP) is an 18-month project that will be led by Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Illinois, in collaboration with Angela Courtney, Director of the Scholars’ Commons at Indiana University. The project is affiliated with the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), which was launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois in 2011. This project aims to explore the community of practice engaged in the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) initiative through two forms of empirical study: qualitative interviews with Global Midwest awardees and a quantitative visualization of the extended community’s sphere of influence through network analysis. This study will examine how traditional humanities research practices and requirements are shifting to accommodate projects emphasizing values that were articulated initially by the digital humanities (DH) community and now serve as core components of the Global Midwest initiative. The project team will also convene a one-day summit with key stakeholders to ensure that study results are shared with the researchers responsible for developing infrastructures, tools, and services to support humanities scholarship.

The Great Lakes and the Global Midwest

Water After Borders Summit / Freshwater Lab

Awarded: $75,000
Rachel Havrelock, PI (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Gregg D. Crane (University of Michigan)
Stephen Gasteyer (Michigan State University)
Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State University)
Jennifer Carrera (Michigan State University)
Kellen Marshall (University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Midwaste: Midwestern Wasteways and Global Futures

Awarded: $50,000
Andrew Herscher, PI (University of Michigan)
Zsuzsa Gille (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sarah A. Moore (University of Wisconsin)
Irene Brisson (University of Michigan)

Perform Midwest: Incubating Collaborative Research

Awarded: $80,000
Holly Hughes, PI (University of Michigan)
Ramón Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University)
Jennifer Monson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Kim Marra (University of Iowa)
Lisa Biggs (Michigan State University)
Cindy Garcia (University of Minnesota)
Clare Croft (University of Michigan)
Philip J. Deloria (University of Michigan)
Anita Gonzalez (University of Michigan)
Heidi Kumao (University of Michigan)
Joel Valentín-Martínez (Northwestern University)
Deke Weaver (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Meredith Alexander (University of Iowa)
Abigail Zbikowski (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Muslims of the Midwest: An Oral History Project

Muslims of the Midwest website

Awarded: $45,000
Mohammad Hassan Khalil, PI (Michigan State University)
Junaid Rana (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Nadine Naber (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana University)
Su’ad Abdul Khabeer (Purdue University)

The Midwest Heritage Language Network

Midwest Heritage Language Network webpage

Awarded: $20,000
Glenn Martínez, PI (Ohio State University)
Brahim Chakrani (Michigan State University)
Kim Potowski (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Christine Shea (University of Iowa)
María Isabel Velázquez (University of Nebraska)
Lucia Costigan (Ohio State University)
Diane Birckbichler (Ohio State University)
Elena Foulis (Ohio State University)

African Immigration and the Production of the Global Futures: Detroit & Berlin

Filming Future Cities

Awarded: $65,000
Damani Partridge, PI (University of Michigan)
Keith Mayes (University of Minnesota)

There There: A Journal of Global Contemporary Art in the Midwest

Awarded: $27,000
Kris Paulsen, PI (Ohio State University)
Elise Archias (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Lane Relyea (Northwestern University)
Kevin Hamilton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan)
Blake Stimson (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Hannah Higgins (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Lisa Florman (Ohio State University)

The Importance of the Last Generation: Midwest Heritage German Speakers

Awarded: $50,000
Michael T. Putnam, PI (Penn State University)
Joseph C. Salmons (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Open Fields: The Chicago Field Museum's Anthropology Collection and Its Influence on European Enchantments with Native America

Awarded: $50,000
Justin B. Richland, PI (University of Chicago)
Frederick E. Hoxie (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Alaka Wali (Field Museum of Natural History)
Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma (Hopi Cultural Preservation Office)

The Religious Soundmap Project of the Global Midwest

American Religious Sounds Project website

Awarded: $30,000
Isaac Weiner, PI (Ohio State University)
Amy DeRogatis (Michigan State University)
Ryan Skinner (Ohio State University)
Hugh Urban (Ohio State University)
Melanie Schlosser (Ohio State University)
Seth Josephson (Ohio State University)
Mohammad Khalil (Michigan State University)
David Stowe (Michigan State University)
Bobby Smiley (Michigan State University)
Scott Schopieray (Michigan State University)
Marsha MacDowell (Michigan State University)