Calling all podcasters, podcast enthusiasts, and podcast newbies! Join HPG for a Spring 2021 series featuring expert podcasters and audio storytellers, including Annie Galvin of Public Books, Mark Riechers and Anne Strainchamps of To the Best of Our Knowledge, James Boo of Self Evident, and Rebecca Nagle of This Land.
Read how HPG postdoc Laura Perry found her way to podcasting as a graduate student, in an interview where she previews upcoming podcast events at UIowa in December and Spring 2021. She discusses how universities can support new forms like podcasting, experimentation, resource sharing, and community.
Jennifer Teitle and Brady Krien of Iowa’s Graduate College talk with HPG’s Dominic Dongilli about graduate mentoring and the habits of humanists who have broadened their opportunities to meet the needs of our complex world.
Eleven faculty teaching graduate courses in the humanities and humanities adjacent areas have been awarded a stipend to continue the work of the Liberating Structures immersion series.
Humanities for the Public Good Postdoctoral Fellows discuss embracing complexity and launching a new user group with Liberating Structures facilitators Anna Jackson and Fisher Qua.
Humanities for the Public Good is launching a new Liberating Structures User Group series at Iowa, facilitated by postdoc Ashley Cheyemi McNeil.
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, of-the-moment reflections about their work as humanists during this globally anxious time. Our board members bravely shared both professional and personal thoughts to the prompts (highlighted below in bold). To protect their honesty and vulnerability in thinking through the current tensions and opportunities in the humanities, their specific responses are anonymous; instead, we employ the page break line to indicate a transition to a different member's response.
Historians & Iowa Alumni Karen Christianson, Eric Zimmer and Sylvea Hollis visit campus, speaking about their "alt-ac" work as historians across the United States.
HPG Postdoc Ashley Cheyemi McNeil interviewed Dylan Ruediger, coordinator of career diversity and institutional research at the American Historical Association, to disucss career diversity and humanities graduate education.
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.