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Sep 12, 2019

Sep 12, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Craig Just, water quality expert and UI professor of civil & environmental engineering, and Rai Tokuhisa, Water Resource Engineer Intern with RDG Planning & Design—which was involved with the waterway project that runs behind Iowa City's Big Grove Brewery & Taproom—will lead a walking conversation about restorative watershed management. Craig and Rai have been involved in both rural and urban projects and will speak to this site specifically, as well as Craig's two new EPA grant projects. ...

Sep 13, 2019

Sep 13, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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Join executive directors Paula Krebs (MLA) and Jim Grossman (AHA) and other visionaries at our second convening on career diversity and humanities graduate education. We will zero in on public scholarship and graduate education, supporting students from underrepresented groups, and partnering with community colleges—where the humanities are thriving. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Graduate College.      

Sep 19, 2019

Sep 19, 2019

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In this opening conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help frame the larger scope of a yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” Speakers include the following: Arlene Da´vila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University. Her research spans urban ethnography, the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration, and geographies of inequality and race. Valerie Martinez...

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019

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In this opening conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help frame the larger scope of a yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” Speakers include the following: Arlene Da´vila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University. Her research spans urban ethnography, the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration, and geographies of inequality and race. Valerie Martinez...

Sep 20, 2019

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, 328 South Clinton Street

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The University of Iowa will host a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Regional Application Writing Workshop on September 20, 2019, 8:30am-12:30pm. The workshop will include a presentation about NEH grant programs, a discussion of grant-writing tips, and a demonstration of NEH's peer review system. This workshop is free and open to scholars from any institution.

Sep 20, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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To help graduate students prepare for a 3MT presentation, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies is partnering with UI Theatre lecturer and local actor Kristy Hartsgrove-Mooers to lead an hour-and-a-half workshop. Kristy will help participants learn how to use voice, posture, and breath to create a relaxed and confident speaking experience. Kristy regularly teaches “Speaking for Success” and has appeared locally at Riverside Theatre and the Iowa Summer Repertory. This workshop is intend...

Sep 21, 2019

Sep 21, 2019

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In this opening conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help frame the larger scope of a yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” Speakers include the following: Arlene Da´vila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University. Her research spans urban ethnography, the political economy of culture and media, consumption, immigration, and geographies of inequality and race. Valerie Martinez...

Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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On Friday, September 27, from 4:00–5:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library (Room A), the Obermann Center will host a Humanities Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, especially designed to feature the work of UI humanities graduate students. The 3MT competition challenges graduate students to articulate their complex research clearly and concisely to non-specialist audiences; the goal of presenters is to present their research in three minutes or fewer. The winner of the Obermann Humaniti...

Oct 25, 2019

Oct 25, 2019

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In this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three invited speakers will explore questions related to migration and national belonging. Each speaker will deliver a plenary address, which will be followed by Q&A. Speakers include the following: Karma Chávez is Associate Professor and Chair of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a rheto...

Nov 8, 2019

Nov 8, 2019

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For this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three speakers will address the ways Latina/o/x communities are integrated into and respond to dominant U.S. political and cultural social practices. Speakers will provide a strong historical foundation, attend to political processes, and draw out some of the less formal ways in which citizenship is imagined and practiced in Latina/o/x ...

Jan 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020

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In this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three speakers will examine the potentials and pitfalls of imagining Latinidades in the Midwestern U.S. Building off the past success of the Latina/o Midwest Symposium, this kickoff event for the spring semester will draw attention to the ways in which Latina/o/x space and identity might be imagined and practiced outside of traditionally...

Mar 27, 2020

Mar 27, 2020

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After having addressed issues surrounding formal citizenship and national belonging in the previous semester, this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- will bring subject area experts to discuss modalities of popular belonging (television, sports, music, literature, and more) in Latina/o/x contexts in the U.S. Speakers include the following: Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Hum...

Apr 30, 2020

Apr 30, 2020

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In this closing conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help wrap-up the yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” We make the turn to practices of performing and imagining Latinidades now and into the future by inviting leading scholars in the fields of Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, and Latina/o/x Studies to participate in a closing conference. One set of speakers will discuss Latina/o/x cultur...

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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In this closing conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help wrap-up the yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” We make the turn to practices of performing and imagining Latinidades now and into the future by inviting leading scholars in the fields of Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, and Latina/o/x Studies to participate in a closing conference. One set of speakers will discuss Latina/o/x cultur...

May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020

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In this closing conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help wrap-up the yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” We make the turn to practices of performing and imagining Latinidades now and into the future by inviting leading scholars in the fields of Performance Studies, Queer Studies, Cultural Studies, and Latina/o/x Studies to participate in a closing conference. One set of speakers will discuss Latina/o/x cultur...