As a self-described "undisciplined" academic and believer in beauty, Eric Sandweiss thinks broadly about the role of beauty in the world. A scholar and teacher of history, Sandweiss explores architecture, historic preservation, urban planning, and the ordinary people and experiences that shape our lives. His chosen object of beauty is Indiana artist T.C. Steele's home, House of the Singing Winds.
House of the Singing Winds
Meet Eric Sandweiss
Eric Sandweiss is a historian who explores the built environment and the people who have shaped, described, and pictured it. He holds the Carmony Chair of History in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, and was recently awarded the James P. Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service to Students. His research interests include cultural landscape studies, urban history, architecture, public history and museums, and Indiana, among others. Sandwiess serves as editor of the Indiana Magazine of History.View faculty profile
A Thing of Beauty was made possible by:
Faculty guests: Roger Hangarter, Jason Jackson, Ellen MacKay, Catherine Pilachowski, Kate Rowold, Eric Sandweiss and Betsy Stirratt; host Claire Repsholdt; editor and producer Jon Pieczynski; John Lucaites, associate dean for Arts and Humanities and Undergraduate Education; Tracy Bee, director of Academic Initiatives, College of Arts and Sciences; Themester 2016 Faculty Advisory Committee; The College of Arts + Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington.