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Aug 24, 2019

Aug 24, 2019

8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

University of Iowa Pentacrest, On the lawn in front of Macbride

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Iowa City's Summer of the Arts will show free movies on the Pentacrest this summer. Yay!  Featuring a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall, all are welcome to attend this free movie series. Each Saturday moviegoers enjoy a classic or contemporary feature film. Movies start at sundown, and there will be special entertainment offered prior to some of the feature films. Movies will be shown on a large, inflatable screen which provides a smooth and c...

Aug 29, 2019

Aug 29, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Experienced, aspiring, and amateur writers alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other writers in your community. We think our museum is one of the best places to write in town; evoking curiosity and wonder while remaining quiet and of course, climate-controlled (Phew! Summer in Iowa, right?). Work on a project you've been needing a reason to revisit or begin something totally new. All genres, all subjects–we got you....

Aug 31, 2019

Aug 31, 2019

8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

University of Iowa Pentacrest, On the lawn in front of Macbride

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Iowa City's Summer of the Arts will show free movies on the Pentacrest this summer. Yay!  Featuring a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall, all are welcome to attend this free movie series. Each Saturday moviegoers enjoy a classic or contemporary feature film. Movies start at sundown, and there will be special entertainment offered prior to some of the feature films. Movies will be shown on a large, inflatable screen which provides a smooth and c...

Sep 6, 2019

Sep 6, 2019

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start your Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. Cost is free, space is limited to ten and advance signup is required so we have space and materials for everyone.  Pl...

Sep 6, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Please join us on Friday, September 6th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio (1015 Main Library) for a graduate student open house to learn more about how the Studio can support your digital research and scholarship. We'll be sharing details about the Public Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate, our Studio summer fellowship (in collaboration with the Graduate College), and general project consultation and assistance. Refreshments will be served! [[{"fid"...

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

All Day

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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

All Day

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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

All Day

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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 26, 2019

Sep 26, 2019

7:30 PM

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Amazigh people (Berbers) are indigenous to North Africa. In Berber culture, women play a central role in creating the aesthetic and symbolic forms that make Amazigh identity unique, and they achieve considerable status and respect. Motherhood is highly esteemed by the Berbers, and women incorporate symbols and colors that relate to fertility into their textiles, clothing, tattoos, and hairstyles, as expressions of female agency. In this lecture, Cynthia Becker, Associate Professor in the His...

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 4, 2019

Oct 4, 2019

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start your Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. Cost is free, space is limited to ten and advance signup is required so we have space and materials for everyone.  Pl...

Oct 4, 2019

3:30 PM

TBA- Reception to Follow

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Elizabeth Brake, Rice University   If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

Oct 25, 2019

Oct 25, 2019

All Day

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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...

Oct 25, 2019

3:30 PM

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Ted Sider, Rutgers University “Metaphysics and Science” If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

Nov 1, 2019

Nov 1, 2019

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start your Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. Cost is free, space is limited to ten and advance signup is required so we have space and materials for everyone.  Pl...

Nov 8, 2019

Nov 8, 2019

All Day

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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 ...

Nov 13, 2019

Nov 13, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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The Fall Undergraduate Research Festival is a celebration of undergraduate research and creative scholarship at the University of Iowa. All undergraduates involved in research or creative scholarship are encouraged to present, and EVERYONE is invited to attend! Free and open to the public!

Nov 15, 2019

Nov 15, 2019

3:30 PM

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Katarina Perovic, University of Iowa   If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

Dec 6, 2019

Dec 6, 2019

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration of the museum is the perfect way to start your Friday with your littles. And all before naptime! Read on the Rug is recommended for ages 2-4 along with their parent or guardian. Cost is free, space is limited to ten and advance signup is required so we have space and materials for everyone.  Pl...

Jan 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020

All Day

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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...

Feb 7, 2020

Feb 7, 2020

3:30 PM

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Ali Hasan, University of Iowa   If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

Mar 6, 2020

Mar 6, 2020

3:30 PM

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Asha Bhandary, University of Iowa   If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

Mar 27, 2020

Mar 27, 2020

All Day

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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 3, 2020

Apr 3, 2020

3:30 PM

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Ted Poston, The University of Alabama   If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

Apr 4, 2020

Apr 4, 2020

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178    

Apr 17, 2020

Apr 17, 2020

3:30 PM

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Shelly Kagan, Yale University   If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

Apr 30, 2020

Apr 30, 2020

All Day

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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

All Day

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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

3:30 PM

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 If you need accommodations in order to attend any event, please call 319-335-0178

May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020

All Day

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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...