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C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T | 1 5 short of the threshold to advance to the funding round. The multidisciplinary international team has continued its work, with funding from partner EU universities, in preparation for the next H2020 call, expected in September 2017. • David Bodenhamer made presentations on topics related to spatial humanities at Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Lancaster University (UK), Vanderbilt University, West Virginia University, Purdue University, and the National Humanities Center. Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities Executive Committee (develops strategic plans, sets agenda) John Corrigan, Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History, Department of Religion, Florida State University Trevor Harris, Professor of Geography, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University David Bodenhamer, Executive Director, Polis Center at IUPUI Lew Lancaster, Professor Emeritus, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California-Berkeley, USA Gary Lock, Emeritus Fellow, Professor of Archaeology, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK Barney Warf, Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Science, Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science, Kansas University, USA May Yuan, Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences, Geospatial Information Sciences, University of Texas-Dallas, USA Spirit & Place Advisory Board Members Ed Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities, Department of History and President Emeritus, University of Richmond, USA Peter Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Office of the Provost, Harvard University, USA Peter Doorn, Director, Dutch Archives and Networking Service (DANS), Netherlands I-chun Fan, Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology and Executive Director, Center for Geographic Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Michael Goodchild, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA Yuzuru Isoda, Associate Professor, College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan Kim Knott, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Leeds, UK Anne Knowles, Professor of History, University of Maine; formerly Professor of Geography, Middlebury College, USA Andreas Kunz, Economic Historian and Sr. Researcher, Institute of European History (Mainz), Germany Key Accomplishments 21st Annual Spirit & Place Festival • Featured 40 events (73 occurrences) in partnership with 167 cultural, faith-based, and civic organizations and enjoyed by 27,230 people. This is a 33 percent increase in events, an 88 percent increase in partner organizations, and a 362 percent increase in attendance (a 22.8 percent increase, if removing the single event that drew 20,000). • Festival highlights: >Four signature events with appeal to diverse audiences. >Spirit & Place’s first commissioned artwork, featuring local spoken-word artist Tony Styxx. >A new sliding scale fee and later application deadline to increase accessibility for artists and small organizations. >A $1,000 Award of Awesomeness for an exemplary festival event partner, won by 15