Upcoming Events & Dates

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Prairie Landscape
This workshop will consider how digital mapping technologies can help to reclaim indigenous experiences in and of the Midwest. Representatives of American Indian Studies programs from several CIC institutions, as well as from tribal communities with past and present ties to the region, are attending to discuss a new collaborative project. Friday morning’s session is open to all interested faculty, students and community members.  Schedule: 8:30 – 9:00 Refreshments 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and introductions
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 11:00am
Deborah E. Whaley, American Studies and African American Studies, presents "Feeling Her Fragmented Mind: Women, Race, and Dissociative Identity in Popular Culture." 
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:30pm
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Working Group presents two talks on Jean-François Millet.   Lena Hill, Department of English, will present "The Peasant Paradox: Jean-François Millet, Labor, & Citizenship."  Ashley Mason, Department of Art and Art History,  will then present "Jean-François Millet's Depictions of Women."  This event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome to attend.
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