Programs

Cultural and Textual Exchanges: The Manuscript Across Pre-Modern Eurasia Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar
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This Program is for: Faculty
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...
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Center welcomes the opportunity to support events that further our mission—promoting research and creative work, facilitating publicly engaged art and scholarship, and building intellectual community.
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This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
This program is a collaborative Mellon-funded project between the University of Iowa and Grinnell College to explore teaching, learning, and research in the digital liberal arts. Between 2015 and 2019, the grant will support a variety of activities designed to experiment with a variety of...
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
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.
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In supporting UI scholars and artists, the Obermann Center organizes dozens of events each year, including a major humanities symposium that is planned starting two years in advance and pop-up events organized in a week or less. We have developed a myriad of strategies and campus and community...
This Program is for: Graduate Students
The Obermann Graduate Institute is a one-week interdisciplinary institute in which UI graduate students from across campus and at any point in their graduate studies explore how civic engagement can enhance teaching, research, and creative work.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
Humanities and Public Life — A New Book Series   Teresa Mangum and Anne Valk, Series Editors; Ranjit Arab, UI Press Senior Acquisitions Editor
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Humanities for the Public Good: An Integrative, Collaborative, Practice-Based Humanities PhD is a new program focused on creating practice-based, cross-disciplinary opportunities for humanities graduate students interested in diverse careers. “While we often hear about the devaluing of the...
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This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The purpose of the Obermann Humanities Symposium is to explore an important humanities topic that highlights UI scholars and scholarship. The proposed symposium may be interdisciplinary or involve the efforts of scholars from a single department.
This Program is for: Graduate Students
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $3,000,000 over two years to support two inter-consortium initiatives, thus allowing Humanities Wtihout Walls to link University of Iowa faculty, researchers, and grad students to humanities centers at universities throughout the Midwest and beyond.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
The Obermann Interdisciplinary Research Grants (IDRG) foster collaborative scholarship and creative work by offering recipients time and space to exchange new ideas leading to invention, creation, and publication.
This Program is for: Public
Obermann Conversations is 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...
Coursework for graduate and undergraduate students sponsored by the Obermann Center and connected to our mission.
The Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) is an interdisciplinary institute for research and public engagement housed at the Obermann Center at the University of Iowa.
Research Funding Though the DeLTA Center, the Obermann Center promotes increasing understanding of and well-being of children and their families. To do this, the Obermann Center provides the DeLTA Center with Laura Spelman-Rockefeller Grants, which have been offered to the University of Iowa...
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
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.
This Program is for: Faculty and Research Staff
Organized by a director and intended to highlight emerging work at the University of Iowa, these events allow outside faculty and experts to provide examples of new models of scholarship to the UI campus. Events provide opportunities for participants to talk, share ideas, and plan collaboration.
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The University of Iowa Workshop in Latina/o/x Studies is a summer program (July 16–20, 2018) designed to bring together scholars across the career timeline—from graduate students finishing their dissertations to full professors—to share and develop works-in-progress. Outside of a few specialized...