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Oct 27, 2021

Oct 27, 2021

5:00 PM

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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. IDRG groups work at the Obermann Center for two or four weeks, usually in July and/or August. Applicants propose work on a project with colleagues from across the University, across disciplines within their own department, or with colleagues from other parts of the country or the w...

Oct 29, 2021

Oct 29, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome both national leaders of funding bodies and impressive recipients the our second round of “What Do We Mean by Research Now?” So often, when a scholar—especially a junior faculty member—proposes a groundbreaking project outside of traditional project, the response is: “But how we would evaluate that?” However, in the last decade, organizations that have long funded traditional research have become both advocates for and evalu...

Oct 29, 2021

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Cinematic Arts Lecture Series: Daniel Durant Friday, October 29th, 2021 3:30pm to 5:00pm Virtual event RSVP at https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUode-tqDsrE9Mzg2pZ8bOZeQOCUFvwCcZK “Daniel Durant: Breaking Barriers via Deaf Representation in Cinema, Theatre, and the Arts” Join actor Daniel Durant for a lecture and Q & A in which he discusses his barrier-breaking career from Broadway to Hollywood, the importance of authentic Deaf representation in film, theatre, and television, the...

Oct 29, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Dr. Claudia Holguín Mendoza will speak about critical literacy, agency, and sociolinguistic justice as part of the Teaching and Heritage Language series sponsored by The Obermann Center and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Please view attached flyer for more information.

Oct 30, 2021

Oct 30, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Dr. Claudia Holguín Mendoza will be speaking about critical language awareness and critical literacy in the classroom  This event is sponsored by the Obermann Center and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Registration is required for this event.  Follow the link to register:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ilD82UaGJWlynA?Q_CHL=qr

Nov 3, 2021

Nov 3, 2021

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Hector Abad Faciolince, Ida Cordelia Beam Disinguished Visiting Professor, and Horacio Castellanos Moya, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, will discuss Latin American literature and their shared experiences as writers in exile from political voilence. Reception to follow. This event is made possible by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the International Writing Program (IWP), the Obermann...

Nov 3, 2021

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Anne Anlin Cheng is Professor of English, and affiliated faculty in the Program in American Studies, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Committee on Film Studies at Princeton University. She is an interdisciplinary and comparative race scholar who focuses on the uneasy intersection between politics and aesthetics, drawing from literary theory, race and gender studies, film and architectural theory, legal studies, psychoanalysis, and critical food studies.  She works primari...

Nov 4, 2021

Nov 4, 2021

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

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FREE ADMISSION "El olvido que seremos/Memories of my father," directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba, is the story of Hector Abad's family and childhood in Medlin, Colombia.  The assassination of his father, a beloved human rights activist, shook the nation.  Presented in Spanish with English subtitles; after the film, Abad will answer questions in Spanish and English. This event is made possible by Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Department of Spanish and Portugu...

Nov 15, 2021

Nov 15, 2021

12:00 PM

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Featuring Meenakshi Gigi Durham (UI Ombuds, GWSS, and Journalism & Mass Communication) and Carrie Schuettpelz (School of Planning and Public Affairs). Increasingly, academic authors are seeking ways to publish books that will have appeal beyond their disciplinary audience. Whether it’s a matter of landing a book contract with a non-academic press or finding avenues toward broader readership, such as through magazines and podcasts, having a literary agent can be very helpful. In this GET IT ...

Dec 2, 2021

Dec 2, 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This summer, a new Story Map of Black-owned businesses in Johnson County was created. It connects users to a rich and ever-growing directory of businesses and entrepreneurs in the eastern Iowa corridor and challenges us to understand the connection between economic opportunities and social justice. Our speakers will help us understand historic barriers faced by BIPOC people interested in starting a business, and why tearing down these barriers matters to all of us. Speakers: Daria Fisher P...

Feb 15, 2022

Feb 15, 2022

5:00 PM

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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.

Apr 12, 2022

Apr 12, 2022

5:00 PM

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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-discip...

Apr 21, 2022

Apr 21, 2022

All Day

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Join us for the 2022 Obermann Humanities Symposium, Behind the S(cr)een: African Americans in the Entertainment Industries. The three-day event will take place April 21–23, 2022. This event was originally scheduled for Spring 2021 but has been postponed in the interest of public health. One of the spaces where critical work around black images happens involves what can be seen—the actual images that dance across our screen from Black-ish and The Chi to Harriet and Dear White People. But wh...

Apr 21, 2022

All Day

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2021–22 Obermann Humanities Symposium  Behind The S[cr]een: African Americans in the Entertainment Industries April 21-23, 2022  One of the spaces where critical work around black images happens involves what can be seen—the actual images that dance across our screen from Black-ish and The Chi to Harriet and Dear White People. But what happens if we recast our gaze and look behind the screen to situate black cultural production? As a conflicted and contradictory space, the media industrie...

May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

5:00 PM

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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 ...