“I often find the best inspiration for the year ahead is a quick look in the rearview mirror. That’s certainly true for the Obermann Center, where that mirror frames a panorama of fellow travelers—faculty, staff, students, and partners—in 2015-16…”
From book projects to major grant proposals, our Fellows-in-Residence were busy!
Obermann offers the impetus and the resources for people from across campus to come together to explore and create.
To celebrate 10 years of the Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, we held a two-day event with hands-on activities and engaging talks.
Media literacy, digital humanities, and Detroit on film were all underway at Obermann in Summer 2015.
This year’s Obermann Humanities Symposium asked, “Why is a 400-year-old novel one of the most plagiarized and reproduced of all time?”
David Stern and 17 visiting scholars conducted a wide-ranging discussion of Wittgenstein’s “middle period.”
This year’s Institute established a new partnership with the 1855 Johnson County Poor Farm.
An opportunity for two UI graduate students to reframe their rich skill sets beyond the academy.
Obermann Working Groups provide a shared space for interdisciplinary exploration—an intellectual repast—a chance to create new intellectual partnerships.
Co-edited by Teresa Mangum, this new book series is a collaboration between the University of Iowa Press and the Obermann Center.
The Obermann Center is an active partner in this grant, which supports collaboration between the two institutions with a special emphasis on creative teaching with technology.
Obermann Conversations seek to bring Obermann scholars into informal dialogue with both a public partner and an interdisciplinary audience.
Our Public Scholar created a groundbreaking course that not only brought in diverse speakers but also included senior community members.
Our funding and people power helped to support scholarly lectures, public art exhibits and performances, workshops, and conference attendance.
The Obermann Center works closely with a number of national organizations to support research on campus while also advocating for the importance of research out in the world.
Prankster activists, a new journal, and several rhetoric seminars filled out POROI’s year.
The Obermann Center supports the DeLTA Center’s projects in the area of children’s learning and development through the Laura Spelman Rockefeller grant.
This year, 20 UI faculty members spent an energetic weekend with workshop leaders from the Op Ed Project, learning to share their research with diverse public audiences.
An impressive catalog of the reported publications and projects resulting from Obermann-funded initiatives.
Everyone who helps make the Obermann Center a special space on campus is key to our success!