Upcoming Events & Dates

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:00pm
Dr. Samuelson's piece in The Atlantic, "Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers" is an inspiring view on the larger purpose of the humanities: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/plato-to-plumbers/3... Come for a roundtable discussion with Scott Samuelson, professor of philosophy at Kirkwood Community College, author of The Deepest Human Life and a regular contributor to publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post.  
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
A free showing of the documentary "The Great Invisible."  Free and open to the public. Presented as part of "Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene" symposium. "Sober, beautiful, infuriating and utterly essential." -Ray Pride, Newcity "Brown seamlessly blends the emotional, intimate stories of people with bigger pictures, using the explosion as the starting point for a ripple effect that just keeps growing." -Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
Thursday, March 5, 2015 (All day)
To learn more about this event and for a full schedule, please visit our external website: http://uianthropocene.com
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.  Th
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. Jackson, a professor of Rhetoric and of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014 to work on a new book, The Way We Perform Now.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 11:30am
Deborah E. Whaley, American Studies and African American Studies, presents "Feeling Her Fragmented Mind: Women, Race, and Dissociative Identity in Popular Culture".  More details to come.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
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?