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Dirt, Plants, and Food: Bringing the Humanities into the Garden

When the Obermann Center announced this summer’s Humanities for the Public Good Internships, I eagerly read through them in hopes of finding a position related to my studies. One description and required qualification quickly captured my attention: “Ability to perform light gardening work.” I knew from the list of responsibilities that they wanted this skill…

Scholarly Infrastructure Critical for Changing Historical Perspectives

A significant portion of my internship has been spent explaining the Historical Iowa Civil Rights Network. This has meant that my site supervisor and myself were forced to reflect on why HICRN is important, and how it will be effective in building a more complete narrative of Iowa history and the history of the Civil…

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