About the Center
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, created in 2003, supports distinction in humanistic scholarship and artistic creation at Iowa State.
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities is a broadly encompassing center for supporting faculty research and scholarship in the arts and humanities. The arts and humanities substantially contribute to Iowa State University's status as a university rather than a technical institute by placing intellectual inquiry, creative explorations, and applications on par with technical innovations. Because true community is deeply humanistic, the humanities are found throughout the University and are critical to its mission as a Land-Grant institution.
The arts traditionally include: dance, film, language arts, music, painting, sculpture, theatre and other studio and performing arts as well as the design disciplines of architecture, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, and other design programs that shape our physical and cultural environments and experiences. The most common academic areas for the humanities include comparative religion, history, languages, law, literatures, philosophy, and rhetoric, as well as the history, theory and criticism of the arts. The arts and humanities also encompass qualitative social sciences such as community and regional planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, political science, and international relations. Integrative interdisciplinary areas such as gender studies, ethnic studies, and area and cultural studies, are also included in the arts and humanities.
The mission of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) is to promote excellence in research/creative/scholarly work by faculty in the arts and humanities. Specifically, CEAH:
The CEAH reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Past CEAH Programming and EventsFor information on past CEAH programming series, seminars, and events: