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Recent CEAH Events (2014-2015)



CEAH Research Summit


Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
302 Catt Hall



The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities announces the first annual Arts and Humanities Research Summit at Iowa State University to be held Thursday October 23, 2014. Iowa State faculty working in the arts and humanities disciplines will present their creative and research-based scholarship in a collegial setting over a single morning culminating in a light lunch reception for attendees and participants.

The morning event will be comprised of two panel presentations and several lightning round sessions where each participant will introduce their creative and research-based scholarship in timed four-minute segments.

Summit Agenda


9:05 - Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Christopher Hopkins, Director, CEAH
  • Wolfgang Kliemann, Associate Vice President for Research

9:15 - Lightning-Round Research Presentations

  • Amanda Petefish-Schrag (Theatre)
  • First, do no harm: Sustaining Tradition, Aesthetics, and Ethics in Puppet Design and Construction

  • Diane Al Shihabi (Interior Design)
  • Beaux-Arts Design Theory and Historic Preservation Practice: Facilitating Civic Responsibility Through Engaged Scholarship

  • John Cunnally (Art and Visual Culture)
  • Art and Visual Culture The Amici Huberti Project

  • Benjamin Shirtcliff (Landscape Architecture)
  • Playing-in-place: appropriation and environmental justice in the Crescent City

  • Chris Martin (Integrated Studio Arts)
  • Chieftaincy Stool - Symbol, Metaphor, or Blank Canvas

  • Brad Dell (Theatre)
  • Directing the Great Plays

  • Ross Exo Adams (Architecture)
  • To Fill the Earth: Circulation and Urbanization


Panel Discussion

10:00 - Connecting Arts and Humanities with the Sciences: creativity, communication, and culture

  • "Innovative Ideation Behavior in Design and Engineering"
  • Seda Yilmaz (Industrial Design, Center for e-Design, HCI)

  • Communicating Science in Controversial Contexts"
  • Jean Goodwin (English/Speech Communication, Science Communication Project @ISU)

  • "Connecting History and Cultural Contexts With Engineering and Science"
  • Amy Bix (History, Center for Historical Studies of Technology and Science)

10:45 - Lightning-Round Research Presentations

  • Jane Cox (Theatre)
  • Exploring the one-woman script

  • Will Prindle (Industrial Design)
  • Research, design and development of explosion resistant receptacles

  • Paula J. Curran (Graphic Design)
  • Artist's Books: Convergence of book object and the written word

  • Jan Lauren Boyles (Journalism and Mass Communication)
  • Beyond Algorithms and Analytics: Examining the Data-Driven Newsroom


Panel Discussion

11:10 - "Advancing Arts and Humanities Research with Major Awards

  • "African Sculpture and the French Invention of Primitive Art"
  • John Monroe (History, 2013 Howard Foundation Fellowship)

  • Roman Columns: Finding Nervi in Italy
  • Thomas Leslie (Architecture, 2013 Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome)

  • "Showcase Technology, Visual Culture and the Narrative Value of Soviet Public Space"
  • James T. Andrews (History, 2013 residency grant Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
11:55 (End)
Noon - 1 p.m. - Light Lunch Reception



Past programming offered by CEAH

2013-2014 program: Jane Jacobs and Rachel Carson: How They Changed Our World

2012-2013 program: Relationships Renewed

2011-2012 program: Interstitial Connections

2010-11 program: Drawn, Analog to Digital

2009-10 program: Iowa in the Global Community : Inside/Out

2008-09 program: Sustaining the Earth

2007-08 program: The Book of Life in a Genomic Age

2006-07 program: Places, Peoples, and Spatial Practices

2005-06 program: Cultivating the Creative Faculty

2004-05 program: Cultures in Contact: Cultures in Conflict

2003-04 program: Arts & Humanities in the Environment