What is Platform?
As one of the consistently highest ranked R1 universities in the country, IU has an obligation to continue pushing foward in areas of research and scholarship. Platform is a response to that obligation.
Called "a research laboratory in contemporary arts and humanities," Platform is a new, integrative initiative housed at Indiana University Bloomington. It was created to allow arts and humanities scholars at every level of education—from undergraduates to professors—to connect their research, via interdisciplinary collaboration, to units on campus that do not normally work with humanists.
Led by PIs Ed Dallis-Comentale and Jonathan Elmer, Platform is investigating two areas of scholarship: Indiana Studies and Global Popular Music.