National Humanities Virtual Conference

The University of Iowa is a member of the National Humanities Alliance. For the past several years the NHA and state humanities councils have hosted a joint conference. Because the conference will be online this year, it would be easy to attend a few sessions, and we have funding from the Mellon Humanities for the Public Good program for conferences relevant to the grant. If you would like to attend, contact Erin Hackathorn ( by email to indicate your interest and willingness to attend and briefly report on the best ideas in each of at least three sessions. We can cover the $100 registration fee. We’ll fund registrations on a first come, first served basis, as long as funds allow.

On Nov 6, after an opening talk by Johnetta Cole, there are special sessions for engaged scholars and for administrators and a day of sessions. The rest of the sessions run from Nov 10 and Nov 12-13. Topics include public philosophy; faculty-museum partnerships; PhD program and community college collaborations; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the humanities; grant writing; new forms of humanities research; meaningful evaluation; fund-raising and more!

You’ll find the full program here: