Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Three groups of scholars are currently in residence at the Obermann Center throughout July as part of the Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants (IDRG). These grants foster collaborative scholarship by offering recipients with intensive time, as well as space, in which to exchange new ideas leading to invention, creation, and publication. Past IDRG recipients have created a music therapy app for teens undergoing spinal fusion, collaborated on a literary and visual translation of the works of Plutarch, and written major grant applications to explore how industrial catalysts can be applied to cleaning streams and rivers. 

The 2013 IDRGs are:  

1) Sarah Kanouse, Art & Art History (UI) and Shiloh Krupar, Geography (Georgetown University): National Cold War Monuments and Environmental Heritage Trail: A Pilot Design Charrette

2) Paul Kalina, Theatre Arts (UI) and John Rapson, Music (UI): Mask and Jazz Cultural Performance Project

3) Amber Brian, Spanish & Portuguese (UI); Pablo Garcia Loaeza, World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics (West Virginia University); and Bradley Benton, History, Philosophy, & Religious Studies (North Dakota State University): Native Perspective on the Conquest of Mexico: Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl's "Thirteenth Relation"

To read more about their projects, visit the IDRG page of our website.