Programs

This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Center welcomes the opportunity to support events that further our mission—promoting research and creative work, facilitating publicly engaged art and scholarship, and building intellectual community.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
Obermann Center Fellows-in-Residence fully devote themselves to projects within an interdisciplinary community. The program supports artists, researchers, and scholars during periods when focus and feedback are crucial.
This Program is for: Graduate Students
The Obermann Graduate Institute is a one-week interdisciplinary institute in which UI graduate students from across campus and at any point in their graduate studies explore how civic engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work.
This Program is for: Graduate Students
The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory is a growing global community. The program is designed for graduate students with interests and expertise in digital media, 21st-century higher education, digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The purpose of the Obermann Humanities Symposium is to explore an important humanities topic that highlights UI scholars and scholarship. The proposed symposium may be interdisciplinary or involve the efforts of scholars from a single department.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $3,000,000 over two years to support two inter-consortium initiatives, thus allowing Humanities Wtihout Walls to link University of Iowa faculty, researchers, and grad students to humanities centers at universities throughout the Midwest and beyond.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants (IDRG) foster collaborative scholarship and creative work by offering recipients time and space to exchange new ideas leading to invention, creation, and publication.
This Program is for: Public
The Iowa Humanities Festival welcomes Iowans to explore significant themes through the lens of the academic and public humanities. Presenters from Iowa colleges, universities, museums, libraries, and archives as well as the venues highlight the rich tradition of the humanities in Iowa.
This Program is for: Public
OberFriends are a special group of supporters of the Center. The Friends welcome the opportunities to gain behind the scenes knowledge of the exciting work the Center supports.
This Program is for: Public
Obermann Afternoons is an informal speaker series held in the cozy and collegial Obermann Library. Once a month during fall and spring semesters, we feature work of faculty and research staff, often highlighting issues of current importance. 
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Public Scholar program supports research on campus while also facilitating partnerships to connect the campus with outside innovators. Scholars will gain experience developing projects which solve problems and enrich the quality of life in their communities.
Research Groups The Obermann Center has two special relationships with ongoing University of Iowa programs. We offer these programs a homebase with room for meetings and promoting events via our Events Calendar. These two groups are longtime University of Iowa engagement opportunities, and we are...
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Summer Seminar is an opportunity to lead a major collaborative project that will result in some form of publication or public work.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
Obermann Center Working Groups provide space, structure, and discretionary funding for groups of faculty and advanced graduate students with a shared intellectual interest.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
Organized by a director and intended to highlight emerging work at the University of Iowa, these events allow outside faculty and experts to provide examples of new models of scholarship to the UI campus. Events provide opportunities for participants to talk, share ideas, and plan collaboration.