Institute for the Study of Culture & Society

Established in 1996, the Institute for the Study of Culture & Society (ICS) is a public humanities hub at Bowling Green State University. Our aim is to encourage innovation in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and to communicate the value and significance of that work to the wider public.

The Institute for the Study of Culture & Society supports faculty collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and serves as an incubator for innovative research and teaching. ICS supports the academic goals of BGSU by helping faculty to develop, communicate, and disseminate their scholarly and creative work to constituencies across campus and throughout the region. With our public events and outreach efforts, we bring issues of vital national and global importance to Northwest Ohio, and, in turn, bring community knowledge back into the university.


February 21, 2018 | 4:30PM | Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center

February 21, 2018 | 4:30PM | Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center

Filmmaker Elizabeth "Beth" Castle discusses her new documentary film, Warrior Women, which traces the untold history of women's activism in the Red Power and American Indian Movements and gives an intimate portrait of the American Indian activists who are blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. Castle will talk about the journey from Ohio born "indigenous hillbilly" to her hyphenate roles of scholar-activist-filmmaker-organizer, facilitating the leadership of the OGGs (original gangsta grannies) of the indigenous-led Standing Rock Resistance  Movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Giving it appropriate historical context, she will discuss the intersections of community accountable research and media-making while navigating the challenges of an occupational protest style as modern indigenous-values based living. Screening of selected scenes from Warrior Women to follow at 6:30pm
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