The HPG Advisory Board: On the Meaning of Humanities and the Work of Higher Education Amidst COVID-19

In the final week of March 2020, as the University of Iowa geared up to commence classes and work from home in response to the novel coronavirus, members of the Humanities for the Public Good advisory board offered some informal,…

On networking, collaboration, and empathy: a conversation with the AHA’s career diversity expert Dylan Ruediger

In the first cold months of 2020, Humanities for the Public Good will host two events that focus on networking and career diversity: our "Working Relationships" workshop on February 13th and "Historically Speaking," an alumni event featuring History PhDs on…

UI PhD Alumni: Where They Are Now

With the season’s first snow hanging in the air, over 30 people gathered from 15 different departments across the University of Iowa at MERGE co-working space in downtown Iowa City to learn about career diversity from humanities PhD alumni. Eight PhD alumni (seven from the University of Iowa), some of whom work beyond the academy and others who occupy a wide range of teaching positions in education, traveled to Iowa City from across the country to share their experiences and insights.

Humanities Graduate Education for the World’s Work Symposium: Reflection & Summary

On September 13 - 14th, with support from the Mellon Foundation and the University of Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the symposium brought together scholars and higher education advocates from across the nation, including speakers from seven institutions and two national associations representing eight states.

UI Grad Students Accepted to Summer 2019 Engaged & Public Humanities Certificate Program at Georgetown

We are delighted to announce that five UI humanities graduate students—Laura Brown (Philosophy), Samuel Jambrovic (Linguistics), Brady Krien (English), Jamie Ritzo (Philosophy), and Shu Wan (History)—have been accepted to the Graduate Certificate in the Engaged & Public Humanities at Georgetown…

UI Awarded two grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation totaling $1.6 Million

One grant will bring exciting speakers to campus for a yearlong seminar on Latina/o/x identities and cultures; the other will create practice-based, cross-disciplinary opportunities for humanities graduate students interested in diverse careers. The University of Iowa (UI) Obermann Center for…