Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Bloomington
The College of Arts & Sciences
Our Ethnomusicology Institute is a world-renowned international center for ethnomusicological research and training.
Our Folklore Institute is a world-renowned center for folklore scholarship, where folklorists and scholars in related disciplines of the humanities and social sciences investigate the interplay of tradition and creativity within social and cultural conditions.
The Material Culture and Heritage Studies Laboratory is focused on projects that combine ethnographic, historical, and museum-based research methods for the study of material culture and for conceptual work related to cultural heritage.
A partnership between Indiana University and the Indiana Arts Commission. As Indiana’s statewide folk and traditional arts research and programming organization, it aims to document, promote and present Indiana’s traditional arts and artists.
A group of scholars united to study the intersection of expressive culture and ecological change. Explore these pages for information about team members, research, and resources.
A partnership between the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Department of Chinese Folklore Studies at Beijing Normal University, the IFSC coordinates collaborative activities including virtual and in-person research workshops and other scholarly events, joint teaching or research projects, student and faculty exchanges, and scholarly publication efforts.
The largest, most comprehensive library collection devoted to folklore and ethnomusicology in the world.
A joint effort of Indiana University and the University of Michigan, a digital archive of ethnographic video for use by scholars and instructors. This project is global in scope and currently the only project of its kind that will collect, copy, annotate, and preserve ethnographic video on the web.
Archives containing an extensive holding of documents and collections, mostly in paper formats, centered on traditional expressive forms and belief systems, worldwide in scope but with an emphasis on the U.S. Midwest and the state of Indiana.
One of the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States with holdings that cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, verbal and musical arts, and audio-visual recording formats.
Enhances the ATM’s rich holdings of audio and videotaped recordings of Liberian music and dance.
Archives devoted to collecting and disseminating primary and secondary source materials on African-American music and culture.
A website and virtual museum constructed in homage to the late Warren E. Roberts (1924-1999), the first Folklore PhD. (1953)
The new museum will marry the rich collections of the Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures to create a world-class museum whose collections and research resources, dynamic exhibits, engaging programming, and outreach efforts will serve IU’s education and research missions and make it a leading destination for scholars, students, and the public.
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art encourages active learning through direct engagement with art from our wide-ranging collection, which spans nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. You can experience our collection in the galleries, at programming and events, and with a special viewing in one of our art study rooms.
Built in 1835, Wylie House was the home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie, and his family. Today, Wylie House is owned and operated by Indiana University Libraries as an historic house museum. It supports the campus curriculum, providing students and faculty with access to the museum and its collections for course integration and research opportunities.
A space in which Indiana University faculty and graduate students can try out and gain training on a range of research equipment, including audio and video equipment for field recording, transcription pedals and software, sound and video editing software, and qualitative data analysis software.
A multidisciplinary technical lab equipped with audio and video equipment, software, and hardware. It is a high-end multimedia, multidisciplinary self-service lab dedicated to the digital conversion of materials, and the management and migration of born-digital objects in support of research needs and interests of Indiana University Bloomington's faculty and students.