[Humanist] 30.391 Clara Ellen Henderson (1955-2016)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 391.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 07:44:19 +0000
        From: "Tanner, Simon" <simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Clara Ellen Henderson

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With deep sadness we would like to inform you of the death of Clara Ellen Henderson on October 2, 2016. Clara will be missed for the infectious sense of joy she brought to every social gathering and workplace she graced. She will be valued for the care with which she nurtured the research of others in her work with the IU Bloomington Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  And she will be prized for the passion she possessed for the digital humanities, particularly the The EVIA Digital Archive Project.

Clara Henderson earned her MA in 1995 and her Ph.D. in 2009 in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Her dissertation was entitled “Dance Discourse in the Music and Lives of Presbyterian Mvano Women in Southern Malawi” and was awarded the Esther L. Kinsley prize for the outstanding dissertation in the humanities at Indiana University that year.

She went on to play a major role in the EVIA (Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis) project, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as Indiana University and the University of Michigan. More recently she was appointed as Associate Director of the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. She advised faculty on grants in the area of the arts and humanities, particularly in the digital humanities. She also taught several classes in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.

A memorial service will be arranged and announced at a later date.

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