This summer the Obermann Center will host a number of faculty projects thanks to the generous support of our Andrew W. Mellon Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry partnership with Grinnell College. The goal of the grant is to experiment with ways that faculty and students from a liberal arts college and a research university can mutually enrich their scholarship and teaching through creative uses of technology. Summer 2016 projects include a Summer Institute, "Making Meaning with Data in the Humanities and Social Sciences," and several collaborative projects, such as Remappings: Christians and Jews in Early England and Museums Without Walls: Museums, Art Education, and Community Engagement in the Digital Age.
Making Meaning with Data in the Humanities and Social Sciences-a May 31-June 4 institute for 20 faculty and graduate students. UI participants include Brian Ekdale (Journalism & Mass Communication, CLAS), Barbara Eckstein (English, CLAS), Mariola Espinosa (History, CLAS), Loren Glass (English, CLAS), Lisa Heineman (History, CLAS), Jenna Supp-Montgomerie (Communications and Religious Studies, CLAS), and Mary Wise (History, CLAS).
Summer Collaborative Grants
- Remappings: Christians and Jews in Early England
Kathy Lavezzo (English, CLAS) and Tim Arner (English, Grinnell)
- Mining the Renaissance through Multilingual Topic Modeling
Paul Dilley (Classics and Religious Studies, CLAS) and James Lee (English, Grinnell)
- Graduate Education of Blacks in the Upper Midwest
Michael Hill (African American Studies and English, CLAS) and Shanna Benjamin (English, Grinnell)
- Chinese Literature at the International Writing Program
Christopher Merrill (English, CLAS and International Writing Program, Graduate College), Natasa Durovica (Cinematic Arts, CLAS and International Writing Program, Graduate College), and Jin Feng (Chinese & Japanese, Grinnell)
- Museums Without Walls: Museums, Art Education, and Community Engagement in the Digital Age (undergraduate courses creating 3D visualizations of historic art exhibitions)
Joyce Tsai (Art Education, College of Education and UI Museum of Art) and Jenny Anger (Art, Grinnell)