The department works to foster long-term community through a number of events. 

Information about these will be communicated via various social media platforms and will also be available here.

 

Some upcoming events include:

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Monthly Social

First Wednesday of every month from 12:00-1:30pm
Gilmore Hall, third floor atrium

All students are welcome to join us for pizza and conversation with fellows students, faculty, and staff.  We also serve a second (seasonal) lunch item, and in addition there are games and prizes. 

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NEH Workshop: “Communicating Revealed Texts: Best Practices for Born-Digital Editions Using Enhanced Imaging”

Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, June 30, 2024 (all day)
Lindquist Center
Dr. Paul Dilley, alongside Dr. Brent Seales and Dr. James Brusuelas from the University of Kentucky, hosts a workshop for international scholars as part of their NEH funded project: “Communicating Revealed Texts: Best Practices for Born-Digital Editions Using Enhanced Imaging”.
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Iowa History Conference

Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:00am to 4:00pm
The State Historical Society of Iowa
Join us for the first-ever Iowa History Conference, which bring together scholars, students, and museum curators and directors who will share their Iowa-focused research with the public. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Jewish Stories of Identity and Belonging: In the Shadow of the Inquisition, the US Constitutional Right to Liberty of Conscience

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Capitol Centre
Part of the series: Jewish Stories of Identity and Belonging: Spain, Portugal, and the Americas "In the Shadow of the Inquisition: The US Constitutional Right to Liberty of Conscience" Dr. Isaac Amon Director of Academic Research, Jewish Heritage Alliance  Adjunct Professor, Washington university School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri Sponsors of the series: The Jewish Studies Working Group; The Anne Frank Initiative; International Programs; Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; Center for...
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Jewish Stories of Identity and Belonging: Spain, Portugal, and the Americas

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Phillips Hall
Join us for a Public Talk: "The Legacy of Sefarad: (Crypto) Jewish Experiences in Spain and Portugal,” Dr. Isaac Amon, Director of Academic Research, Jewish Heritage Alliance and Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri "Zamora Sefardí: Jewish Legacy in Zamora, Spain,” Dr. Jeśus Jambrina, Professor of Spanish, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin   This is part of the series: "Jewish Stories of Identity and Belonging: Spain, Portugal, and the...
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Jewish Stories of Identity and Belonging: Jewish Studies Certificate Launch

Monday, April 8, 2024 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Join us to celebrate the University of Iowa's new Jewish Studies Program, featuring remarks by members of the campus community and a discussion of Sephardic history, identity, and citizenship with: Dr. Isaac Amon Director of Academic Research, Jewish Heritage Alliance  Adjunct Professor, Washington university School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri Dr. Jeśus Jambrina Professor of Spanish, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin Founder of the Centro Isaac Campantón This is part of the series:...

"Gardens of Commemoration: From Rome to America" - Victoria Austen, Robert A. Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow for Innovation in the Humanities and Classics, Carleton College

Monday, March 25, 2024 5:00pm
Art Building West
Throughout history, gardens have come to be understood as a powerful setting in which societies embed a series of beliefs, myths, and fictions. A garden may well be a physical place, but it also has the potential to transcend its physicality through the actions that take place there and the meanings these actions produce. However, as John Dixon Hunt (2004) has argued, we tend to be drawn more towards origin stories of gardens, focusing on the initiation of sites and the original designs or...
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Stranger at the Gate - Film Screening with Filmmaker/Subject Q&A

Sunday, March 24, 2024 3:30pm to 4:30pm
FilmScene at the Chauncey
Film Viewing and Q & A
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Out of the Archive Series: The Short Films of Aarin Burch

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:15pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Please join us at FilmScene for the continuation of "Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness," a monthly screening and discussion series that celebrates the vibrant  tradition of Black cinema by featuring rarely screened, newly restored, and archivally engaged films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception catered by local restaurants, and stay after each film for post-screening conversations...

"A New Place for the Ndee: Appearance of the Plains Apache" - Matthew E. Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Iowa

Monday, March 4, 2024 5:30pm
Art Building West
In the early 13th century, Athapaskan speakers from Canada entered the Great Basin and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains creating opportunities for later ancestral Apache groups to move into the southern and central Great Plains. These groups were the ancestors of modern Plains and Lipan Apache people who figured so prominently in Great Plains ethnohistoric records in the 1500s to 1800s. In this talk Dr. Hill will summarize our current understanding of the archaeological record for...
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Humanities for the Public Good Closing Symposium: A Celebration

Friday, March 1 10:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:30pm
Iowa City Public Library
This symposium is a culmination of the Obermann Center’s multi-year grant from the Mellon Foundation focused on the transformation of humanities graduate education, Humanities for the Public Good. During the last four years, over 100 faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting speakers have envisioned and created a host of ways that graduates from humanities PhD programs can fuse their studies in specific disciplines with skills and learning experiences that prepare them to adapt the methods...
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