Events categorized as "Conference/Workshop":

Iowa City Archives Crawl

What gems hide in plain sight in Iowa City’s libraries, museums, and archives?. Continue reading

Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, & S...

We often picture archives as rare documents and artifacts—precious and too often unseen collections that preserve our history. Continue reading

Teaching with Archives Panel

How can we inspire current and future generations to seek evidence in archives? Librarians, archivists, curators, and instructors share successes, failures, and opportunities for collaboration in this roundtable discussion. Continue reading

Living Archives: Constitution Hill in Jo...

The subject of this presentation, Constitution Hill, is a unique “living archive” in the center of Johannesburg. Continue reading

"Documenting the History of Women's Repr...

@ Iowa City Public Library

This presentation will explore the challenges of researching and documenting the history of eugenic sterilization programs and abortion around the country. Continue reading

"Direct Descendant in the Archives—A Sch...

@ Iowa City Public Library

Sheri Parks will discuss and read from her autobiography in-progress, which explores her roots through North Carolina back to Africa. Continue reading

"Immigration, the Arts, and the Archive"...

@ Iowa City Public Library

Jazz musician John Rapson and playwright Lisa Schlesinger have each worked with fellow artists and performers to capture the pain, possibility, and complex movements and emotions of immigrants' experience through... Continue reading

“A Darker Presence: Interpretive Goals a...

@ University of Iowa Main L...

Since its opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has drawn record crowds.Simply getting an entry ticket is an accomplishment. Continue reading

“Whose Nation? Whose Archives? Indigenei...

Sarah Dupont, Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia, and Gerry Lawson, a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and the UBC Museum of Anthropology's Oral History... Continue reading

“Colonial Histories and Digital Possibil...

This talk will explore the colonial history of archive building and considers ways in which digital archives can engage in creative strategies of “remix” to decolonize the archive. Continue reading

“Building Data Refuge in an Era of Fake ...

Bethany Wiggin will discuss Data Refuge, which she and her co-founders launched November 2016 to draw attention to how climate denial endangers federal environmental data. Continue reading

Where Art and Humanities Meet in the Arc...

For this session, we have asked Jacqueline Wernimont and Rachel Williams to discuss how they go about deciding when to bring archives alive through scholarly publication or through their arts... Continue reading

Collective Reflections on Archives

We conclude the 2018 Provost's Global Forum and Obermann Humanities Symposium, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice, by inviting participants to share reflections on the issues raised during our... Continue reading

Student life at iowa

Nathen Spitz volunteers for the kids of Dance Marathon as Hospital Chair

February 2, 2018

Nathen Spitz is a junior studying psychology on the pre-medicine track, and serves as Hospital Co-Chair for Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon is a UI student organization dedicated to raising money for and supporting pediatric cancer patients and their families. Continue Reading

Katie Wang collaborates with Tippie Senate student leaders to instigate change

February 2, 2018

Katie Wang is a sophomore studying Marketing and Journalism, and a member of Tippie Senate. The Iowa Challenge asks students to excel: set high standards and push yourself academically.How do you Excel at Iowa?I Excel at Iowa through my involvement in Tippie Senate, the student advisory board within the college... Continue Reading

Working with college students perfect fit for social justice advocate

February 2, 2018

Hunter Gillaspie found academic and social support through the queer-inclusive fraternity Delta Lambda Phi

January 1, 2018

Hunter Gillaspie is a senior studying Arts and Ethics & Public Policy, and a member of Delta Lambda Phi. The Iowa Challenge asks students to stretch: learn from diverse people, ideas, and experiences.How do you Stretch at Iowa? I Stretch at Iowa by getting as involved as I can with... Continue Reading

Reese Vedder networks socially and academically through Hawkeye Marching Band

January 1, 2018

Reese Vedder is a junior studying Marketing and Mass Communications, and a trombone player with the Hawkeye Marching Band. The Iowa Challenge asks students to engage: get involved and be a leader.How do you Engage at Iowa?I play trombone and I am a squad leader for the Hawkeye Marching Band. Continue Reading