Iowa Humanities Festival

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 choose a different theme through which to explore Iowa via the lenses of the arts, cinema, history, languages, linguistics, literature, performance, philosophy, comparative religion--perspectives that offer insight into the local and far flung cultures that shape the lives of Iowans.