Obermann Conversations

Part of an informal speaker series held by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies that are held in various locations around Iowa City. Once per month during fall and spring semesters, the Conversations feature the work of UI faculty and research staff, often in conversation with a thought leader from our community. Learning from each other and delighting in the combined knowledge of academics and practitioners are the goals of this program.

Upcoming events

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:30pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In her opening keynote presentation "Race, Reckoning, and Renewal - Examining Latina/o/x Resistance Amidst Intersectional Violence"
Today we are facing a frightening and sobering reality regarding Latina/o/x politics: one where...

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this opening conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help frame the larger scope of a yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” Speakers include the following:
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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this opening conference for the Sawyer Seminar, we will invite up to six nationally recognized scholars of Latina/o/x studies to help frame the larger scope of our conversation.

The first set of speakers will address the global scale...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

The Obermann Center will host a departmental Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at which a TBD number of UI humanities graduate students will present their research in three minutes or fewer.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

Canceled

The performers and creators of this virtual clowning experience share their recent production from the Prague Quadrienniel.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

This Obermann Conversation brings together three experts in the art and skill of dialogue to share their experience with how we can mend some of the chasms in our culture and bring people into greater aware and honest communication.

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Friday, November 8, 2019 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

For this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three speakers will address the ways Latina/o/x communities are integrated into and...

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this one-day symposium -- part of our yearlong Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar on “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging” -- three speakers will examine the potentials and pitfalls of imagining Latinidades in the...

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this closing conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help wrap-up the yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” We make the turn to practices of performing and imagining...

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 10:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

In this closing conference for the Mellon Foundation-funded Sawyer Seminar, six invited scholars of Latina/o/x studies help wrap-up the yearlong conversation about “Imagining Latinidades.” We make the turn to practices of performing and imagining...