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9/21 — The Impact of Schools on Mental Health: An Obermann Conversation


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Obermann Humanities 3-Minute Thesis

Thursday, September 29, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
111 Church Street
The Obermann Center's 2022 Humanities Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition will take place on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, from 4:00–5:00 p.m. at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (111 Church St.). It will be an in-person event, free and open to all. This 3MT is specially designed to feature the work of UI humanities graduate students. The event challenges graduate students to articulate their complex research clearly and concisely to nonspecialist audiences in three minutes or fewer. The...
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Revising Injustice: Emphatically Anti-racist Comics

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In the past decades, comics have proliferated, moving well beyond generic superhero tropes. In the form of serial installments, comic books, graphic memoirs and more, comics are being produced by a vast array of makers who are using them to delve into hard issues of race and ethnicity in specific times and places. They have become vehicles for social justice inquiry. Featuring Arturo Camacho, comics author, poet, and writer; and co-directors of the Racial Reckoning through Comics Mellon Sawyer...
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Application Deadline: Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants (Summer 2023)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 5:00pm
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. IDRG groups work at the Obermann Center for two or four weeks, usually in July and/or August. Applicants propose work on a project with colleagues from across the University, across disciplines within their own department, or with colleagues from other parts of the country or the world...
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Featured Programs

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Summer '23 Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop

Launched in 2015 as an initiative of the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium, this annual workshop welcomes 30 participants each summer from higher education institutions across the United States. 

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Obermann Conversations

An informal speaker series held in various locations around Iowa City as well as in the cozy and collegial Obermann Library. Once per month during fall and spring semesters, we feature work of faculty and research staff, often in conversation with a thought leader from our community. 

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Book Ends: Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop

This program supports University of Iowa faculty from disciplines in which publishing a monograph is required for tenure and promotion. The award is designed to assist faculty members turn promising manuscripts into important, field-changing, published books.

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