Upcoming Events & Dates

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
Jill Dolan is the Annan Professor of English, a Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University.  Her talk will parse the question of criticism (via blogging and other publication venues) as a mode of social agitation and feminist analysis.  Why should feminists take to the blogosphere and other outlets to offer critiques of popular culture and media?  What are the public social responsibilities of being a feminist critic?
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
At a number of girls' Jewish summer camps in Maine, weekly musicals performed by campers of all ages have been a staple of camp life since 1915.  Girls rehearse and present mini versions of Broadway musicals alongside their regular activities of swimming, soccer, and arts & crafts.  In this lecture, Stacy Wolf discusses the history and examines current casting, rehearsal, and performance practices of musical theatre at several camps.  Using archival and ethnographic methods, she considers, How do musicals contribute to girls' sense of identity?  How do musicals foster
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 4:00pm
Dan Reed
A talk by Dan Reed, Vice President of Research & Economic Development, with comments by Chris Brus, Director, Women in Science & Engineering, and Janette Taylor, Associate Professor, College of Nursing.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
Mark Bittman's The Future of Food
This event was originally scheduled for February 2. Join the Food for Thought Theme Semester and University Lecture Committee for The Future of Food presented by Mark Bittman.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 (All day)
Find out more about this event on the Iowa Humanities Festival 2015 website: http://iowahumanitiesfestival.com
Sunday, April 12, 2015 (All day)
April 12, 2015 is the deadline to apply for the 2-year Digital Bridges postdoc position. Learn more about this opportunity here: http://obermann.uiowa.edu/programs/digital-bridges-humanistic-inquiry/di...  
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:00pm
April 17-18, 2015 To learn more about this food-themed semester event, please visit our external website: https://foodforthoughtsymposium.wordpress.com
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opera Studies
The University of Iowa Opera Studies Forum will sponsor a roundtable discussion on "Editing Early Opera" on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:00-6:30 pm, in  the Obermann Center Library, 111 Church Street. The informal conversation will focus on critical editions of early opera by composers including Handel, Cavalli, Rameau, and Charpentier, with visiting scholars  from the USA and the UK.