• University Archivist David McCartney is ready for the next chapter
    by Elizabeth Riordan on February 28, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    He’s served as the University of Iowa’s institutional memory for the last 21 years, which includes writing the beloved Old Gold series. Now, University Archivist David McCartney is starting a new chapter. McCartney, who is retiring on March 1, has been dedicated to ensuring access to Iowa’s history and also highlighting voices that are […]

  • Kick off Women’s History Month with the Iowa Women’s Archives
    by Anna Holland on February 23, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    The Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA) will kick off Women’s History Month with an event at the Iowa City Public Library! Welcoming the Immigrants: Refugee Resettlement in Jewish Iowa will bring Dr. Jeannette Gabriel of the Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies at theUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha to Iowa City. In her talk, Gabriel will useContinue […]

  • From Athlete to Judge: Famous UIowa Alum Duke Slater
    by Elizabeth Riordan on February 17, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Matrice Young Frederick Wayman “Duke” Slater was born in 1898 in Normal, IL to George and Letha Slater.   Slater’s first experience playing football came on the streets of the Southside of Chicago, playing pick-up games with the neighborhood kids. During their time playing, Slater […]

  • Welcome back, Hawkeyes!
    by Laurie Neuerburg on January 18, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Welcome back, Hawkeyes! We hope that you had a nice break, and we’re glad that you are back! Keep our Hawkeye community safe by getting your free COVID-19 vaccinations and booster if you have not done so yet.                         Books, Articles, Laptops, and MoreContinue reading "Welcome back, Hawkeyes!"

  • 2021 William Anthony Conservation Lecture by Peter D. Verheyen on Sept. 30 at 6pm
    by Candida Pagan on September 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    The UI Main Libraries Conservation and Collections Care Department presents the 2021 William Anthony Conservation Lecture Peter D. Verheyen Down the Rabbit Hole: Embracing experience and serendipity in a life of research, binding practice, and publishing September 30, 6 pm CSTVirtual, free and all are welcome CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The William Anthony […]

  • Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester!
    by Amanda Gunnink on August 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester Whether this is your first year at UI, or you are a returning student, we are so glad you are here! Things have been out of the ordinary for a while now, but we are here to help you get back into the routine of school. Meet our friendlyContinue reading "Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester!"

  • BAND 141: an exhibit celebrating the history of the Hawkeye Marching Band
    by Katie Buehner on August 13, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    This Fall, come to the Voxman Music Building for BAND 141, a look at the Hawkeye Marching Band. Director Eric Bush donated a significant collection of materials from the Band’s history including photographs, drill charts, papers, scrapbooks, uniform pieces, audio and video recordings, and other memorabilia to the Rita Benton Music Library in 2020. […]

  • An Artists’ Book Video Project: Still in Progress
    by rkangail on August 11, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Progress not perfection.” These three simple words of reassurance have been the mission statement of our cohort through the summer fellowship, and have become somewhat of a restorative, compulsory chant for me. Through the summer fellowship, I’ve used these words to settle feelings of fear, doubt, and insecurity—to generate new momentum after having […]

  • Developing a Community Engaged, Digital Scholarship Practice
    by Lisa Covington on August 11, 2021 at 3:54 pm

        Preview of Covington’s forthcoming archive on Black girls in film As a community engaged scholar, this fellowship has provided a space to value fellows’ interdisciplinary scholarship, professionalization from the Studio and explore the possibilities of how the digital humanities can assist and serve in the development of community needs that […]

  • Listening to Audre Lorde in Exploring Archives
    by Lisa Covington on August 11, 2021 at 3:52 pm

       Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider first and second edition Coming to this fellowship during a time of social unrest due to a dual pandemic, of racial injustice and international health crisis, I asked myself: How can my work address injustice in the archive? In exploring this terrain amidst a time in which anti-racism and socialContinue reading […]

  • How to Fly an Essay, and Drawings
    by jekraemer on August 10, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    “In re-reading the manuscript of this book I find I didn’t allow myself to be born.” – A.E. This summer and in the year to come, I am writing and drawing an essay collection about flight, and about how narrative can fail. While I have been digesting different materials, researching clumsy Brood X cicadas (onContinue reading "How to Fly an Essay, and […]

  • Exploring Contemporary LGBTQ+ Media in China
    by hzhou38 on August 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Reflecting on my Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio fellowship work, I realize that this project has involved a variety of new processes for me. The most important process underlying my project has been the search for media materials: specifically, films, news, and user-generated media relating to LGBTQ+ identity in China. The process of searching, […]

  • Finding a Form and Refinding a Thread
    by ralazar on August 6, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I’m very grateful to the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio for a summer filled with inspiration, new perspectives, and connections with scholars across different disciplines. I felt both encouraged and challenged by the work of my peers, and I feel a renewed sense of purpose about both this project specifically and the way my workContinue reading […]

  • More Meaningful and Expressive Digital Artists’ Book Models
    by rkangail on August 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    A primary motivation in my working within the book arts mediums at the University of Iowa has been a growing interest in creating printed works that elicit more interactive and dynamic viewer engagement—the communication of print across varying forms and sequences. Before artists’ books, I’ve restricted my work in printmaking to the creation of […]

  • Visualizing Mental Maps and Countering Mental Health Stigma
    by efelix on August 4, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    My research broadly focuses on mental health stigma and this Fellowship project explores mental health stigma via deliberate and automatic cognition processes. This project utilizes a concept association task (CAT) to capture how people implicitly associate various concepts with different health conditions. If you have ever taken a free implicit association […]

  • Time
    by jkingsbury on August 2, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Everything takes so much time. Before the summer began, I thought I would have no problem starting and finishing a miniseries of four podcast episodes which would feature an Audiobook style reading of a primary source and a conversation between myself and a Two-Spirit activist or scholar. Tom Keegan intelligently warned me against thinking thatContinue […]

  • Ambiguous Translations from Text to Map
    by pgmillr on August 2, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Since the start of the summer, mapping the trade of Syriac manuscripts has made significant progress. One of the challenges I expected going into this project was the trouble of uncertainty. Much of my attempt to harvest geographic data is dependent on ancient scribes making notes on the book about when and where the bookContinue reading "Ambiguous […]

  • Why is the Costa Rican National Orchestra not playing Costa Rican music?
    by gsanchezporras on August 2, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    At the beginning of the summer, my goal was to develop materials focused on the complexity of the Costa Rican national identity as expressed through music. I also wanted to learn the basics of a new video editing software. Specifically, I wanted to create video essays and a digital timeline about my topic. At firstContinue reading "Why is the Costa Rican […]

  • Old and new roads
    by gdzavaletavega on August 2, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      Working with digital tools has meant for me to let go of the illusion of control of my creative process. This has been one of my favorite parts of this project and the summer experience. With every new piece of the story, either as part of the content or the form, I have foundContinue reading "Old and new roads"

  • Visualizing Archival Data
    by canorling on August 2, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Over the past few weeks, I have been working on creating a publicly accessible, visual supplement to my current archival research. My dissertation project assesses the state of opera production in the United States during the 1920s, and its scope includes the coverage of multiple national touring productions. As such, I am developing an interactiveContinue […]

  • Iowa City, a haven for Spanish creative writing
    by odangelo on August 2, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    In 2019, I wrote: I like to think of Iowa City as a place of passage, as the place that temporarily housed Tennessee Williams, Raymond Carver, Sandra Cisneros, and Kurt Vonnegut. It is the place where, when you walk along Clinton Street, you can see the window of the room where Williams wrote part ofContinue reading "Iowa City, a haven for Spanish creative […]

  • Following and Expanding My Research
    by katshaughnessy on August 2, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Summer Reflection Video Reflection here, with video of site-in-progress: youtu.be/sYAvsXHwtg8 There is a definite difference between the project that I had at the beginning of this summer and the way that my project has shaped itself. I say “shaped itself” because as I have found, over and over again, research has a habit of veeringContinue reading […]

  • Visualizing Public Perceptions of Mental Health Stereotypes
    by efelix on July 13, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Over 40 million adults each year in the U.S. contend with mental health issues, many of whom do not receive quality treatment (NAMI 2018; NIMH 2015). These individuals are often subjected to stigmatization: the social process within social relationships involving the devaluing of someone through ‘conferring labels and stereotyping’ (Pescosolido and […]

  • Looking for Two-Spirit people in Colonizer Records
    by jkingsbury on July 13, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    I have been working on an accessible version of my dissertation research on Anishinaabe Two-Spirit history. I’ve spent the last year learning and expanding my skills with audio editing and podcast hosting as well as managing a website, so I did not realize how steep the learning curve for setting up another podcast would be.Continue reading "Looking for […]

  • From Baghdad to Britain: Mapping an Ancient Book Trade
    by pgmillr on July 13, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    In the year 925, a new governor of Egypt imposed taxes that previously did not affect the Christian clergy of monasteries. The head of a monastery known as Dayr al-Suryan (pictured below), or the Monastery of the Syrians, then went on a journey to Baghdad to attempt to appeal and remove the tax burden fromContinue reading "From Baghdad to Britain: Mapping […]