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.

OUR MISSION
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.

FEATURED

February 13, 2018 | 5:30-7:00PM | Wood County District Public Library Atrium

February 13, 2018 | 5:30-7:00PM | Wood County District Public Library Atrium

Dylan Miner, a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist featured in over twenty solo exhibitions and adjunct curator of Indigenous art at the Michigan State University Museum, is the founder of the Justseeds artists collective and a board member of the Michigan Indian Education Council. He recently commenced the Bootaagaani-mini ∞ Drummond Island Land Reclamation Project, a decolonial initiative to acquire land and establish a Wiisaakodewininiwag cultural centre for Métis whose ancestors were forced to leave the island following the War of 1812. Miner's book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island, employs Indigenous and Native American methodologies to show that Chicano art needs to be understood in the context of Indigenous history, anticolonial struggle, and Native American Studies.   Read More