University of Iowa professors Jacki Rand and Phillip Round have received funding from Humanities Without Walls for a research project related to humanities work in a changing climate. Professors Rand and Round will serve as collaborators on a three-year project that will bring together interdisciplinary teams of junior and senior scholars from multiple institutions. The project will include a graduate student lab practicum, and culminate with a symposium and edited collections to share research findings with undergraduates and the general public.
The Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship provides an opportunity for talented undergraduates to conduct research, explore career opportunities in archives and special collections, and learn about advanced training in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields. This eight-week paid internship program at the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia prepares students for graduate school or a career in education or libraries through mentoring, networking, and hands-on research experience.
Native American history is complex and requires multiple perspectives—especially the Native perspective—to tell accurately. Until recently, however, Iowa Native history was not a big part of social studies curricula in Iowa’s public schools. That is changing, however, and the University of Iowa is helping drive the change. Mary Young Bear, now the conservator at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum in Tama, Iowa, says she knew even as a high school student that something was missing.