4 years A Re-Imagined PhD Infinite Collaborations
Working for the Public Good
with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Announcing HPG Graduate Internships for Summer 2022
Nine Funded Opportunities; Nine Community Partners
HPG's nationally-recognized internship program connects you with changemakers across the state! Explore the opportunities to put the Humanities to work on our website and at the
  • Information Session on Feb. 4 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Join here.
  • Visit the HPG website to read more about the individual internships and to apply by the Feb. 21 deadline. Learn more.
Gratitude and Goodbyes—Our Postdoctoral Fellow, Laura Perry, starts a new adventure!
Among the many gifts the Andrew W. Mellon Humanities for the Public Good has brought to Iowa, the opportunity to work with brilliant postdoctoral fellows tops the list. Not surprisingly, other organizations have been quick to see their talents, too. With both sadness and delight, we congratulate Laura Perry on her new position as Assistant Director for Research and Public Engagement at the Washington University (St. Louis) Humanities Center. Laura has been an organizational and intellectual whiz—acting as project manager, leading HPG working groups, and bringing her talents as a podcaster extraordinaire to our campus. We can’t thank her enough for her many contributions to the grant and to the humanities community here, and we wish her continued success in her new position.

To learn more about the job search for humanities PhDs interested in the public sector, tune into this recent interview where HPG graduate assistant Luke Borland and I talked with Laura and our other amazing former postdoc, Ashley Cheyemi McNeil. Ashley is now Director of Education and Research at Full Spectrum Features, a nonprofit dedicated to producing and distributing works by underrepresented filmmakers. They’re an inspiration!

With all good wishes and warmest appreciation, Teresa Mangum, HPG PI
HPG Postdocs Make Careers in the Humanities a Reality

Visit the HPG website to read highlights from HPG Post-Doctoral Scholars Ashley Cheyemi McNeil and Laura Perry's conversation about their experiences of starting new careers in the humanities or watch our video of the conversation.
Making Sense of Graduate Education
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Leonard Cassuto
“The New PhD”
Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 3:30-5:00p.m.
Zoom: Link

Join us for a talk on the future of graduate education in the humanities by Professor Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (2015), co-author of The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education (2020), and author of the Chronicle of Higher Education monthly column, “The Graduate Advisor.”
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa Graduate College, the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good Initiative, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. All are welcome.
Opportunities from Campus Partners & Beyond:
ACLS Event Flier
Join ACLS & participants of the Luce Design Workshop for a New Academy to discuss practical solutions to the challenges humanistic studies face.
  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, 3:00-4:30 p.m. CT Register
Resources to Help Advocate for the Humanities
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WhatEvery1Says (WE1S): The Humanities in Public Discourse is an Andrew W. Mellon-funded project studying the humanities "crisis," the value of humanities, and how the public sees the humanities outside the academy. The WE1S project studied humanities reception in the media and created a valuable list of recommendations to help scholars improve public understanding of their work. Read more.
Events for our Work in the Classroom
Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Teaching from Community College to R1
  • Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 3:30 to 5:00p.m. Register
Pressbooks, Portfolium, and Podcasting: Technology for Authentic Assignments
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00a.m. Resigter
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00a.m. Register
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