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.
As changes in technology, population, climate, the economy, the organization of knowledge, and other systems gather speed, the need to predict and even to design the future accelerates as does the need to re-envision STEM as STEAM (sciences, technology, engineering, arts-humanities, and medicine). ...
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
HASTAC is a growing global community known as the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory. The international HASTAC Scholars program is designed for graduate students with interests and expertise in digital media, 21st-century higher education, the digital humanities, and...
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 Humanities Without Walls consortium links humanities centers at 15 research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. The consortium members have been awarded $3,000,000 over two years by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. University of Iowa faculty, research staff, and graduate students...
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. Each year we...
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
In 2013-14, the Obermann Center is piloting a new program we are calling the Obermann Public Scholar. The program is designed to support research on campus, but also to facilitate partnerships that connect the campus with innovators outside the University. Scholars will have extensive experience in...
The Obermann Center houses the following special groups and funding opportunities: Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) 18th and 19th Century Studies Group Laura Spelman-Rockefeller Grants Opera Studies Forum
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
These annual events are organized at the discretion of the director and are intended to highlight emerging work at the University of Iowa, while bringing in outside faculty and other experts in the area to help provide examples of new models. Ample opportunities are provided for participants to...