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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities


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.

 

Staff

Governance Document

Affiliated Units

Annual Report

Previous Directors



Mission

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 Universitys 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, languages 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:
  • Complements departmental and college-wide efforts in supporting faculty in the arts and humanities
  • Provides a broad range of services for faculty interested in seeking extramural funds in support of their scholarly work, and
  • Enables innovative, interdisciplinary, team-based work (defined broadly as research, scholarly, creative and artistic work as well as curricular and pedagogical development).

The CEAH reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

 

Past CEAH Programming and Events

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Events
Funding