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Faculty: Develop a Graduate Humanities Lab Course during Summer '23 — LOI due 3/7/23

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2/15 — Application Deadline: Book Ends Book Completion Workshop

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Graduate Students: Apply for Fall 2023 HPG Graduate Research Assistantship by 2/15/23

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Building and Using Latine/x Digital Humanities Archives

Friday, February 17, 2023 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
This presentation discusses the use of Latine/x digital archives about the Midwest, as critical digital humanities projects that highlight the long history of the Latinx/e in this region. Through decolonial practices of using oral history, ethnography, and performances, I discuss the importance of building a counter-archive of Latinx experiences.
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Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America — A Discussion with Tara Bynum and Kabria Baumgartner

Thursday, March 2, 2023 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
On Thursday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. CST, Professors Tara Bynum (English, CLAS) and Kabria Baumgartner (History and Africana Studies, Northeastern University) will discuss Bynum's new book, Reading Pleasures: Everyday Black Living in Early America (University of Illinois Press), which tells the stories of four early American writers who expressed feeling good despite living while enslaved or only nominally free. Bynum, a 2021 recipient of the Book Ends: Obermann/OVPR Book Completion Workshop...
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Letter of Inquiry Deadline: HPG Humanities Labs, Summer 2023

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 5:00pm
The Mellon Humanities for the Public Good (HPG) Initiative invites applications from UI faculty and partners to design a Humanities Lab. We define a “Lab” as an applied, experiential approach to teaching and learning at the graduate level that offers graduate students meaningful ways to connect advanced studies in the humanities with both a social challenge and skills valued in multiple career settings. The Lab grant will be awarded to one or more faculty members from humanities or humanities...
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Featured Programs

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Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora — March 30–April 1, 2023

2022-23 Obermann Humanities Symposium

Taking Brazil’s new Black cinema as its point of departure, Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora brings together filmmakers, artists, scholars, and critics from across the globe in order to inaugurate a practice of collective attunement. How can we best attune ourselves to the waves set in motion by this new cinema? How does Brazil’s current Black cinema resonate within contemporary aesthetic practices of the Black diaspora in Africa, the Caribbean, North America and Europe? In what ways do these new formations of global cinemas refract our understanding of the post-colonial and of diaspora?

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Wide Lens: Inspiration & exchange across the disciplines

For the last two years, many of us have deeply missed the good company of our colleagues. This new series—a joint initiative of the UI College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Stanley Museum of Art—aims to re-inspire and reconnect us.

For each gathering in the Wide Lens series, researchers, scholars, and artists from across the university will briefly present their work on a shared topic of interest. Then, we'll open the floor to questions and conviviality over hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the ever-inspiring Stanley Museum of Art.

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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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