Upcoming Events

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HPG Summer '23 Humanities Labs Application Info Session

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
The Mellon Humanities for the Public Good 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-adjacent...
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2023 Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing (via Zoom)

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 10:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual
This series of two workshops will focus on best feedback and commenting practices to help students improve their writing and their learning.
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2023 Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing (via Zoom)

Thursday, January 12, 2023 10:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual
This series of two workshops will focus on best feedback and commenting practices to help students improve their writing and their learning.
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Book Ends Information Session

Thursday, February 2, 2023 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Virtual
Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research, Book Ends—an 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 in turning promising manuscripts into important, field-changing, published books. Read more about the program. Interested applicants are invited to learn more about the...
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Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora — 2022-23 Obermann Humanities Symposium

Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1, 2023 (all day)
After a two-year hiatus, the Obermann Humanities Symposium returns next academic year. From March 30 to April 1, "Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora" will feature filmmakers, translators, and film scholars from the Afro-Brazilian diaspora.
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Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora — 2022-23 Obermann Humanities Symposium

Friday, March 31 to Saturday, April 1, 2023 (all day)
After a two-year hiatus, the Obermann Humanities Symposium returns next academic year. From March 30 to April 1, "Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora" will feature filmmakers, translators, and film scholars from the Afro-Brazilian diaspora.
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Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora — 2022-23 Obermann Humanities Symposium

Saturday, April 1, 2023 (all day)
After a two-year hiatus, the Obermann Humanities Symposium returns next academic year. From March 30 to April 1, "Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora" will feature filmmakers, translators, and film scholars from the Afro-Brazilian diaspora.
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Application Deadlines

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Spring Application Deadline: Book Ends Book Completion Workshop (2022–23)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 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 Feb. 15, 2023.
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Application Deadline: Obermann Working Groups (2023–24)

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 5:00pm
Obermann Center Working Groups provide space, structure, and discretionary funding for groups led by faculty that may include advanced graduate students, staff members, and community members with a shared intellectual interest. Groups have used this opportunity to explore new work and to share their own research, to organize a symposium, and to develop grant proposals.  This program allows participants from across the campus and beyond to explore complex issues at a moment when cross...
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Application Deadline: Obermann Fellows-in-Residence (Fall 2023)

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 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...

Past Events

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Wide Lens: WATER - interdisciplinary research exchange & conviviality at the Stanley Museum of Art
Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Inspiration & exchange across the disciplines For each gathering in the new Wide Lens series, scholars and/or artists from across the university will briefly present their work on a shared topic of interest (pecha kucha–style), and then open the floor to questions and discussion over food and drink at the ever-inspiring Stanley Museum of Art. Wide Lens is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Office of the Vice President for...
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A Crisis of Care: Iowa's Childcare Predicament
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
Quality childcare is an elemental need. It allows parents to work at paid jobs, which in turn helps to support the economic well-being of our communities. Equally as crucial, it provides early childhood development for the next generation. Anyone who has tried to find quality childcare, however, knows that it is not easy to find—or very affordable. In the past five years, Iowa has lost more than a third of its childcare providers, and the cost of child care amounts to 15.3% of the average Iowa...
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Reimagining Criminal Justice Systems Through Eyes that Have Cried
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
British lawyer Alexander McLean, the founder of Justice Defenders, will discuss his work transforming communities, justice systems, and countries from inside out.
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POROI Seminar: Dr. Eric Vázquez, "States of Defeat: U.S. Imaginaries of Revolutionary Central America"
Friday, November 11, 2022 2:30pm to 4:00pm
111 Church Street
UPCOMING POROI SEMINAR (!) Dr. Eric Vázquez, "States of Defeat: U.S. Imaginaries of Revolutionary Central America"   Dr. Vázquez will be circulating the introduction to his book, States of Defeat, for us to workshop with him! He writes, “After over a century of international political uprisings, U.S. intellectuals looked on the twenty-first century and discerned that revolutionary struggle, previously an instrument for seizing an emancipated future, had somehow run aground. My book, States of...
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Days of Future Past: Histories and Futures of Racial Representation in Comics
Friday, November 4 10:30am to Saturday, November 5, 2022 4:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
To continue our year-long Mellon Sawyer Seminar devoted to “Racial Reckoning Through Comics,” we turn to critical and creative approaches to representing historical as well as potential futures of racial trauma, testimony, possibility, and expanded narrative. How have comics neglected as well as addressed racialized histories or imagined racialized futures? In addition to presentations from our dynamic speakers, this event will include a guided archival tour of rare comics artifacts from the...
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Application deadline: Summer '23 Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 5:00pm
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. HWW Summer Workshop Fellows work in a variety of academic disciplines. They are scholars and practitioners who bring experience in community building, museum curation, filmmaking, radio programming, social media, project management, research, writing, and teaching. They are invested in issues of...

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