Upcoming Events & Dates

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 5:30pm
Presented by Professor of German Glenn Ehrstine, this talk is in conjunction with the Met showing of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Coordinated with selected operas from the Met Live in HD cinecasts, "The Metropolitan Opera in Iowa" talks begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 5:30pm
Presented by Professor of German Waltraud Maierhofer, this talk is in conjunction with the Met showing of Lehar's The Merry Widow. Coordinated with selected operas from the Met Live in HD cinecasts, "The Metropolitan Opera in Iowa" talks begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:30pm
Presented by Assistant Professor of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature Anna Barker, this talk is in conjunction with the Met showing of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle. Coordinated with selected operas from the Met Live in HD cinecasts, "The Metropolitan Opera in Iowa" talks begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
A lecture by the noted food author as part of the Food for Thought theme semester.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (All day)
Carole Paul is a scholar of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art in Italy.  Her recent work concerns the history of museums and collections in the early modern period, especially in Rome.  This talk will explore the pleasures of Italy’s art and architecture for Grand Tourists and the many forms in which they brought its influence home, from small souvenirs to actual artworks to interior decoration.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 (All day)
The 2015 Obermann Humanities Symposium is Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene. Organized by Tyler Priest (History) Barbara Eckstein (English), and Bradley Cramer (Earth & Environmental Sciences), the goal of this event is to bring together public figures, scholars, and artists to make sense of humans' relationship to energy. It is an opportunity to collect and curate some of the best ideas for dealing with the large-scale human alterations of environments and ecosystems that have given a new name to the age in which we live: the Anthropocene.  
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
The practice of collecting artworks as mementos of one’s travels, as represented by the Doud Collection, dates back to the Grand Tour.  One of the biggest attractions of the tour’s culmination in Italy was the wealth of great art and architecture, ancient, medieval, and early modern, that visitors enjoyed in various ways.  The desire of travelers not only to see artworks and monuments in situ but also to bring them back so that they could remember and relive their sojourns at home gave rise to the beginnings of the souvenir industry in the eighteenth century.  This talk will explore the ple
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 4:00pm
Join Dr. Patrick Dolan, member of the Medical Narrative Working Group, discuss the importance of medical narratives in our everyday lives.
Monday, March 23, 2015 (All day)
Shannon Jackson, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair in the Arts and Humanities at the University of California-Berkeley, will visit the University of Iowa as the guest of the Obermann Center.

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