Taylor Symposium

Examining issues of interest in urban America and among communities of color

The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium at IUPUI presents panel discussions and talks by IUPUI, local, and national experts around a different theme each year.

We also present the Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards.

The symposium is open to the public.

A man in a suit speaks at a podium.

2018 symposium

Invisible Indianapolis: Race and Heritage in the Circle City

Thursday, February 15, 2018
8 a.m.–2 p.m.
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Boulevard
Theater (lower) level, CE 002

Guest parking is available in the Vermont Street garage, which is located at 1004 West Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Note: Construction on East Michigan Street and University Boulevard are down to one lane of traffic. Please adjust travel time accordingly.

Presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology and in partnership with Spirit & Place.

History is all around us—in spaces and places that appear commonplace but that conceal stories from the past. The twenty-ninth Taylor Symposium, “Invisible Indianapolis: Race and Heritage in the Circle City,” explores the histories and material culture of local neighborhoods, revealing lesser-known stories of American urban life.

These presentations and workshops will illustrate how Midwestern postindustrial cities like Indianapolis have been transformed by such processes as disinvestment, urban renewal, highway construction, racial and religious discrimination, and, more recently, gentrification.

Contact us

Write to libaodea@iupui.edu.