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April 6–8, 2023 — Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema: 2023 Obermann Humanities Symposium
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6/14 — Summer Application Deadline for Book Ends: Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop
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7/1 — Deadline for Seeding Excellence: OVPR Community Engaged Scholars (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) proposals
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Summer Application Deadline: Book Ends Book Completion Workshop (2022-23)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 5:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Books Ends—Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop 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. Applications for upcoming Book Ends workshops are due June 14, 2022 (5 p.m.) and September 15...
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Application Deadline: Obermann Fellows-in-Residence (Spring 2023)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 5:00pm
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. The program is rooted in our mission: to support the work of individual scholars, while also providing Fellows with the opportunity to enrich an individual, discipline-specific project through interdisciplinary exchanges with a lively intellectual community of Fellows. Each year...
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Fall Application Deadline: Book Ends Book Completion Workshop (2022–23)

Thursday, September 15, 2022 5:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Books Ends—Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop 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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Seeding Excellence Grants

The Research Development Office (RDO) and the Obermann Center within the University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) seek proposals for one-year OVPR Community Engaged Scholars (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences [AHSS]) proposals. The goal is for university/community teams to find productive approaches to solving problems the faculty and partner both deem significant. In FY22, it is anticipated that there will be 10 OVPR Community Engaged Scholars (AHSS) awards through the Seeding Excellence Initiative (SEI).

The deadline for the Seeding Excellence: OVPR Community Engaged Scholars grant  is July 1, 2022. 

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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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The Anne Frank Tree: Taking Root in Iowa

On April 29, 2022, a new tree will be planted on the UI Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the tree that grew near the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II. Join in a year of events surrounding the planting.

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