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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

A neuroscientist, a meditation teacher, and a rock climber will discuss different aspects of attention.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

The Colored Conventions Project and the African American Museum of Iowa will share current and upcoming work.

This event is part of the Obermann Conversations series, and is sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:30pm

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 imaging...

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 imaging...

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 imaging...

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

After having addressed issues surrounding formal citizenship and national belonging in the previous semester, this one-day symposium will bring subject area experts to discuss modalities of popular belonging (television, sports, music, literature...