The Humanities Without Walls consortium, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered through the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, announced Tuesday the awards given to multi-institutional research projects as part of its “Global Midwest” initiative. Program details can be found at The Institute for the Humanities, one of fifteen member organizations of the consortium, is pleased to announce that four proposals submitted from the University of Michigan have been granted awards in the first round of the Global Midwest competition:

Perform Midwest: Incubating Collaborative Research
Holly Hughes (Art and Design), University of Michigan (PI)
Ramón Rivera-Servera, Northwestern University
Jennifer Monson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kim Marra, University of Iowa
Lisa Biggs, Michigan State University
Cynthia 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-Martinez, Northwestern University
Deke Weaver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abigail Zbikowski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Aggregating Great Lakes Environmental History: Exploring the Value of Distributed Digital Archives for Research and Teaching
Paul Conway (Information), University of Michigan (PI)
Robert Michael Morrissey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Robert Markley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

African Immigrants and the Production of the Global Midwest: Detroit & the Twin Cities
Nancy Rose Hunt (History), University of Michigan (PI)
Ramah McKay, University of Minnesota

The Midwaste: Midwestern Wasteways and Global Futures
Andrew Herscher (Slavic Languages and Literatures; TCAUP), University of Michigan (PI)
Anne Berg, University of Michigan
Gabrielle Hecht, University of Michigan
Stephanie Foote, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Zsuzsa Gille, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sarah A. Moore, University of Wisconsin
Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Indiana University

In addition, two other University of Michigan faculty are collaborators on projects that have been awarded funds: Gregg D. Crane (English), for “The Great Lakes and the Global Midwest” (Rachel Havrelock, University of Illinois at Chicago, PI) and Tung-Hui Hu (English), for “There There: A Journal of Global Contemporary Art in the Midwest” (Kris Paulsen, Ohio State University, PI).