News & Stories

Thank you, Dr. Jennifer Gunn

May 11, 2022
by altravis

Dr. Jennifer Gunn has served as the director of the Institute for Advanced Study since 2014. Later this year, she plans to return to her tenured faculty position as History of Medicine Endowed Professor in the Medical School’s Program in the History of Medicine. We are immensely grateful to all Jennifer has given to the IAS and its community over the last eight years, and hope you will join us in thanking her for her generosity and service.

Announcing the Summer 2022 MnDRIVE Human in the Data Fellows!

May 05, 2022
by altravis

We are pleased to announce that eight graduate students from the University of Minnesota have been selected to participate in the Summer 2022 MnDRIVE Human in the Data Fellowship. Each fellow will receive $7,000 as well as a range of professional development opportunities while participating in the summer cohort to pursue a range of interdisciplinary projects.

Categories: Fellows

Minnesota Transform: Digital Humanities Intern Spotlight

May 05, 2022
by altravis

Minnesota Transform interns are developing skills in digital media. We are excited to spotlight the work of those undergraduate and graduate interns collaborating with our community partners to create new designs, websites, digital mapping, and communications media for social justice centered public humanities.

Institute for Advanced Study: Leadership Transition and Search

May 03, 2022
by altravis

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invites applications from or nominations of University of Minnesota tenured faculty members for the position of Director, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). This half-time academic leadership position leads a systemwide center whose mission is to collaborate broadly to advance scholarship and teaching, foster critical engagement with issues and ideas, and build generative relationships with larger communities locally and globally.

Open Opportunity: Humanities Futures Labs Graduate Fellowship

May 02, 2022
by altravis

The Mellon Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative (MESPAC) is seeking interested graduate students to participate in a cohort of faculty and graduate students designing curriculum. The Humanities Futures Labs graduate fellowships involve two components: designing humanities labs in May–June 2022, and co-teaching one of the courses with labs during the 2022–2023 academic year. 

Minnesota Transform: Internship Spotlight

April 27, 2022
by altravis

This spring, Minnesota Transform placed 58 undergraduate and graduate student interns across community organizations and University departments doing social justice projects in the humanities. MNT community partners include local arts and advocacy organizations, as well as public schools and higher education institutions in Minnesota. Here, MNT interns share highlights of their experiences.

Announcing the 2022–2023 IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives!

April 13, 2022
by altravis

We are delighted to announce the IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives for 2022–2023. These self-initiated groups represent some of the most innovative work at the University. Their work—be it the development of a performance piece, the exploration of a concept or research area through different disciplines, or the creation of a supportive intellectual community—exemplifies synergistic interdisciplinary activity, and transcends departmental structures.

Categories: Collaboratives

Meet IAS Residential Fellow Shaden M. Tageldin

March 23, 2022
by altravis

Shaden M. Tageldin is associate professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She joins the IAS as a residential faculty fellow for Spring 2022. Shaden is at work on a project titled The Place of Africa, in Theory: Of Continents and Their Doscontents, which asks the question, “What would it mean to center Africa in a reinterpretation of the global politics by which the world’s literatures and cultures came into comparative perspective in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries?”

Categories: Fellows

Announcing the Five 2022–2023 IAS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows!

March 16, 2022
by altravis

We are delighted to announce that the five IAS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows for 2022–2023. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows spend a year in residence at the IAS alongside our Faculty Fellows and Scholars in Residence.

Categories: Fellows

Thomas Forrest Receives 2022 Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Workshop Fellowship

March 14, 2022
by altravis

We are proud to announce that Thomas Forrest (English, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Twin Cities) has been named a Humanities Without Walls 2022 Career Diversity Workshop Fellow. The Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Summer Workshop utilizes a cohort-based approach to assisting humanities PhD students with the development of their careers.