Public Scholarship: Imagining Iowa
What is public scholarship?
Public scholarship takes many forms, and can include service learning
projects and campus-community partnerships. Each campus community develops
its own unique approach to public scholarship, which provides a wide variety
of models from which to base new projects. For more information, the
reports linked below, also available on the Imagining America website can help
us to understand and to define what public scholarship will mean to the Iowa
Engaging Campus and Community: The Practice of Public Scholarship in the State and Land-Grant University System Scott Peters, Cornell University (2005)
The Humanities and the Public Soul
Julie Ellison, founding director of Imagining America
Excellence in Campus Community Partnerships in the Arts, Humanities, and Design
Report prepared by Cynthia Koch, Ph.D, for Imagining America (2005)
What (Public) Good Are the (Engaged) Humanities?
Gregory Jay, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Previously Funded Project:
Project funding provided by CEAH and the LAS
The mission of PAGE is to support graduate students and early-career scholars interested in pursuing publicly-engaged academic work in the arts, humanities, and design. Publicly engaged academic work is scholarly or creative activity integral to one’s academic area. It encompasses different forms of making knowledge about, for, and with diverse publics and communities. Through a coherent and purposeful sequence of activities, it contributes to the public good and yields artifacts of public and intellectual value. PAGE’s resources and activities serve to build the theoretical and practical language with which students and scholars can articulate their own public scholarship, and to foster and strengthen a national, interdisciplinary network of emerging public intellectuals.