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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities


10th Annual Symposium

Wildness, Wilderness and the
Environmental Imagination




Resilience Thinking in Dystopic Times

March 30-31, 2014

Schedule of Events




Hopkins Named Director
of Arts and Humanities Center


Christopher Hopkins, Associate Professor of Music and Theatre, will lead Iowa State's Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) as its new director, effective Feb. 1. For more information




CEAH Internal Funding Opportunities

Now OPEN


Application Deadline: Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by 5pm

Requests for proposals, guidelines and applications
may be found here
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A WORLD AT HOME

A HOME IN THE WORLD


Saturday, April 12 · 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM


The Iowa Humanities Festival welcomes Iowans to explore significant themes through the lens of the academic and public humanities. Presenters from Iowa colleges, universities, museums, libraries, and archives as well as the venues highlight rich tradition of the humanities in Iowa.

Two faculty members from Iowa State will be presenting: John Warne Monroe (above left), Associate Professor of History and Neil Nakadate (above right), Professor (Emeritus) of English. For a complete list and more information about the presenters, click here.

Tickets are available on the Salisbury House website. The $10.00 admission fee covers lunch, the reception, and all events. ISU faculty interested in attending should contact Sandra Norvell to discuss transportation options.

For event details, click here.


Upcoming Research Workshops


Institutional Review Board (IRB): What All Researchers Need to Know


Kerry Agnitsch
Friday, February 14, 2014
Kerry Agnitsch, Interim Director,
Office for Responsible Research
12:10 - 1:00 PM
Room 130, College of Design

This seminar will cover topics such as determining when IRB approval is required, how to seek IRB approval, and what the IRB looks for when reviewing research. Tips on how to smoothly navigate the IRB approval process will also be covered.
Brown bag event.


Commercializing Your Research


Lisa Lorenzen
Friday, February 28, 2014
Lisa Lorenzen, Executive Director,
ISU Research Foundation
12:10 - 1:00 PM, Room 130
College of Design

In this session we will discuss the process of commercializing your ISU innovations. Topics will include how to disclose your ideas, how can your technology be protected, what is our process for making decisions on the patentability and commercial potentials of the technologies, and who is your point of contact in OIPTT to answer
questions and facilitate the
commercialization process.
Brown bag event.




Griffiths Awarded 2014 NEH Fellowship


Paul Griffiths, professor of history, has been awarded a 2014 NEH Fellowship. This prestigious award will fund his project, "Local Governments and the Gathering of Information in England, 1550-1700." He will then use this research to write a book, "Inside Government."

"'Inside Government' is the first full study of grass roots surveillance in relation to far-reaching social change, punishment, institutions, and 'official' display and categorization in early modern England," Griffiths wrote in a response about his research. "Drawing on government and judicial records from over forty archives and numerous literary sources, it is a comprehensive study of overall processes of data collection in England's localities that lets us appreciate their full extent and significance."

"Surveillance is conceptualized and examined from the 'bottom up' and the early modern period is not treated as a stage on the road to the 'modern information state', but as a time in its own right with its own advances, innovations, and failures. As such, 'Inside Government' has significance for how we should approach the historical development of information systems, penal cultures, institutions, reforming offenders, the nature of government, subjectivity, and individual freedoms since 1550," Griffiths wrote.

Griffiths plans to use the '14-'15 academic year to complete his book.

More information may be found here.




Gabiam Awarded 2014 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty


Dr. Nell Gabiam, assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Early Career Fellowship for Junior Faculty. This AAU-recognized award will fund the revision of her book manuscript, "In Order Not to Forget: Development and the Politics of Suffering in Syria's Palestinian Refugee Camps."

This work examines how the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) encourages Palestinian refugees in Syria to reexamine their suffering and victim hood that has become significant in their political claims by inviting and acknowledging the discussion of development (as opposed to that of humanitarian relief).

"By focusing on the shifting politics of international aid and on the intersection of humanitarian relief and sustainable development within the space of the Palestinian refugee camp, my manuscript captures two processes that are in tension with each other: a politics of suffering whereby suffering acts as a mechanism for attaining political rights and legitimacy, and a politics of citizenship that is constructed around the notion of development as a vehicle for achieving rights to the city," explained Gabiam about her manuscript.

The Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty and other junior faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities, breaking down stereotypes and promoting cross-racial understanding in core fields in the arts and sciences. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation's critical challenges.



Call for Proposals

2014 National Conference

November 5th-8th, 2014

Iowa State University


The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) invites proposals for panels, breakout sessions, creative submissions and posters for its 2014 national conference hosted by Iowa State University, November 5-8, 2014. Faculty, deans, administrators, funders, leaders and students from any discipline who engage in arts-integrative interdisciplinary efforts are welcome to participate.

View the Call for Presentation Proposals & Artists here.

Important Dates
Proposal Deadline Extended: Tuesday, April 8
Registration Begins: Tuesday, April 1
Notification of Selection: Friday, May 9

For more information, please contact the conference co-chair,
Ingrid Lilligren or view the a2ru website.




Webinars for Faculty


Some funding agencies are offering free webinars to help faculty craft their applications and proposals. Follow these links to learn more:


Fulbright Scholar Program
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)




Adeleke receives a Fulbright Award




Tunde Adeleke, professor of history and director of the African and African American Studies program at Iowa State University, has received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar award. Adeleke is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad next year through the Fulbright Scholar Program to fulfill the program's mission to build mutual understanding between people of the United States and the world. Adeleke will go to Bucharest, Romania for six months starting October 2013. He will teach classes on African American studies at the University of Bucharest and conduct research focusing on the similarities and differences between black Americans and black Europeans.

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John Monroe awarded 2012-2013
Howard Foundation Fellowship




Dr. John Monroe has been awarded the prestigious George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship (History, 2013-2014) for his application, "African Sculpture and the Invention of Primitive Art in Paris, 1918-1939." The fellowships are $30,000 grants intended to give mid-career artists and scholars time to pursue creative work and research. Each year, the grants are offered to a rotating set of scholarly disciplines and artistic fields. These competitive fellowships are awarded to only 10-12 recipients annually. The Howard Foundation Fellowship is one of only four non-residential sabbatical grants currently available for humanities scholars.


John Monroe
Howard Foundation



Iowa State University Architecture Professor Wins Esteemed Rome Prize




Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, has won a prestigious 2013 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Leslie won the Booth Family Rome Prize for Historic Preservation and Conservation. During his six-month fellowship in Rome, he will document, analyze and advocate for the preservation of buildings by Pier Luigi Nervi, a postwar Italian engineer and architect.


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Publisher Recognizes Design Work Commissioned by CEAH


CEAH 2009-10 programming poster designed by Laura Weible

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities is proud to congratulate Iowa State University alumnus Laura Weible, whose work will be published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. in author Ben Hannam's book, Practice Makes Perfect: A Graphic Design Students Guide to Freelance. The book is aimed at graphic design students who wish to pursue a career in the field while concurrently achieving a degree in graphic design.

Laura Weible, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, was a junior at the time of completing her poster design for the Center. She now works fulltime as a graphic designer for Populous, a sports architecture firm based in Kansas City, MO.

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Textiles and Clothing Museum
Opening Reception




Sunday, February 3, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 pm, 1015 Morrill Hall
Free Admission

The Textiles and Clothing Museum is celebrating its 5th year in Morrill Hall. This year's exhibit, the Treasures of the Textiles and Clothing Museum, highlights some of our key Collection holdings including: examples of our earliest objects (men's coats circa 1725 and 1745); items that epitomize the look of each decade of historic dress (including high fashion designer and Des Moines native, Halston), objects related to the history of Iowa State University and the State of Iowa (dress of Carrie Chapman Catt from 1915), and ethnographic objects from nearly every corner of the globe.


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Donald Benson Memorial Lecture Fund for Literature, Science, and the Arts

presents

Extra-Ordinary Experiences and the Emergence of New Visionary Movements: Mormonism & the Golden Plates


Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Scheman Building
8:00 PM
Opening Remarks:
James Andrews
Jonathan Wickert






Ann Taves
Prof. of Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara

Professor Taves will examine the role of extra-ordinary experiences in the early stages of well-documented social and religious movements in American culture such as Mormonism. Although these varied movements take on different social forms, this talk looks at how founding figures, such as Joseph Smith, and their collaborators attribute their experiences to "extra-ordinary" sources. Using Joseph Smith, Mormonism, and the Golden Plates as a case study, Professor Taves argues one can better understand, amongst a myriad of issues, the material objects and artifacts that facilitate the creation of the "revelator" and the "revelation" in modern American culture.

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Webinars for Faculty


Some funding agencies are offering free webinars to help faculty craft their applications and proposals. Follow these links to learn more:


Fulbright Scholar Program
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)




2013 Symposium: May 30 - June 1, 2013

Ethical Issues in Science Communication:
A Theory-Based Approach


As science continues to become implicated in personal and collective decision-making, the stakes for communicating science to non-expert audiences intensify. In such an environment, a clear articulation of ethical issues arising from science communication is essential. Unfortunately, such an articulation does not yet exist. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together scholars from across disciplines whose research can contribute toward a theoretical articulation of the ethical issues surrounding the communication of science to non-expert audiences.


Proceedings of the workshop will be published in print-on-demand and electronic formats. In addition, this event will serve as the first of a two-part symposium series aimed at the creation of an edited volume introducing the best available work on issues in science communication ethics to our scholarly communities and helping to define the area for future study.


For consideration, submit application to mfd@iastate.edu:
  • 250-500 word abstract with an additional 5-10 item bibliography
  • A separate cover page with complete contact information
  • An indication of the status of the work
  • An indication of whether you are seeking funding


  • Submission deadline: January 31, 2013

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    Publisher Recognizes Design Work Commissioned by CEAH


    CEAH 2009-10 programming poster designed by Laura Weible

    The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities is proud to congratulate Iowa State University alumnus Laura Weible, whose work will be published by John Wiley & Sons Inc. in author Ben Hannam's book, Practice Makes Perfect: A Graphic Design Students Guide to Freelance. The book is aimed at graphic design students who wish to pursue a career in the field while concurrently achieving a degree in graphic design.

    Laura Weible, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, was a junior at the time of completing her poster design for the Center. She now works fulltime as a graphic designer for Populous, a sports architecture firm based in Kansas City, MO.

    More Info


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    Christopher Hopkins


    Christopher Hopkins





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