4 years A Re-Imagined PhD Infinite Collaborations
Working for the Public Good
with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
In 2020-2021, the Humanities for the Public Good Advisory Board was hard at work exploring possibilities for innovative graduate education. To learn about the work of the HPG Advisory Board, read HPG's full annual report.

Join us for a conversation with HPG and AAU graduate interns!

Working the Humanities will bring together HPG summer interns and AAU Iowa Digital Interns in the Humanities to share their experiences of applying their scholarly expertise to community needs and the work of partner organizations. All are welcome!

Visit Our Video Archive:
HPG Graduate Interns Reflect on Summer 2021
Our 2021 HPG summer interns are online. Learn about their experiences working with community partners around the state. Watch their videos on YouTube!

Congratulations to HPG Friends!
HPG Advisory Board member and Communications Studies PhD Candidate Andrew Boge took part in the annual Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop and shared his reflections with the Obermann Center. Read More

Want to apply for summer 2022 in Ann Arbor? Info below.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen recently featured HPG Advisory Board member and Hancher Auditorium Public Engagement Coordinator Chuy Renteria in anticipation of the forthcoming memoir, We Heard It When We Were Young: Tales of Growing Up Mexican-American in Small-Town Iowa.
We are proud to announce that HPG's 2019-2021 Postdoctoral Scholar Ashley Cheyemi McNeil has accepted an ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship to work with Full Spectrum Features in Chicago. Ashley will be applying her extraordinary talents to the Hidden Histories Digital Humanities Training Program for K-12 Teachers project. Read More
We're always glad to celebrate the accomplishments of our HPG community. Share your news with us and we'll shout it from the rooftops!
Opportunities from Campus Partners & Beyond:
Humanities Podcasting Symposium
A free, virtual program of roundtables and workshops about using podcasts for teaching, learning, and scholarship in the humanities (co-organized by HPG Postdoctoral Scholar Laura Perry)

Oct. 15th-16th Register
Humanities Without Walls
In summer 2022, the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities will host HWW’s annual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about diverse careers for humanists.

Applications are due to the Obermann Center by Oct. 27th. Learn More

Learning Communities

The Center for Teaching, the Graduate College, and International Programs seek graduate students interested in joining learning communities focused on:

 • Teaching at a university in the USA
as an international graduate student. 

 • Teaching at a primarily white institution (PWI) as a
BIPOC graduate student instructor. Sign Up

Center for Teaching Resources

Teaching through Tough Moments Handout

Facilitating Challenging Conversations
in the Classroom
How to be a Humanist in Tech

Panelists will describe their experiences transitioning into tech with humanities PhDs. They'll share how you can identify career roles and transform application materials to resonate with hiring managers.


Lisa Tagliaferri, Director of Developer Education, Sourcegraph
Erin Glass, Manager, Developer Education, DigitalOcean
Jeanelle Horcasitas, Associate Developer Educator, DigitalOcean
Michelle A. McSweeney, Data Science Domain Lead, Codecademy  

  • Sep 24th at 2:00 pm CT RSVP

Meet Your Newsletter Editor: Introducing HPG's New Graduate Research Assistant
Luke Borland (he/him) is a doctoral student in the Department of History. His work focuses on the impact of youth-focused federal relief programs and explores youths' position within the welfare state, public schooling, and civic education during the Great Depression. Luke is an active volunteer with the Civilian Conservation Corps/ Prisoner of War Recreation Hall Museum. He uses digital humanities methodologies to expand public access to Great Depression-era history. Prior to attending school at Iowa, Luke served at a nature-focused afterschool program through AmeriCorps. After serving on the HPG Advisory Board for the first two years of the grant, Luke is excited to continue his work with the initiative through the GRA position.

Warmest welcome to the HPG team, Luke!
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