News & Stories

Announcing: Before the Mayflowers Landed: Film & Media Showcase Series

April 25, 2023
by altravis

The Institute for Advanced Study, Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, and The Frances E. Thompson Digital Library for Family Research are pleased to announce Before the Mayflowers Landed, a three-day showcase of Hip Hop inspired films, media, and discussions exploring themes of arrival for present day issues impacting Black People in America, produced by independent journalist and multimedia producer Ralph L. Crowder III.

Just Published: TRUTH Report, "Oshkigin Noojimo'iwe, Naġi Waƞ P̣etu Uƞ Ihduwaṡ'ake He Oyate Kiƞ Zaniwic̣aye Kte"

April 12, 2023
by altravis

The TRUTH Project—Towards Recognition and University-Tribal Healing—in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the 11 federally recognized Tribes in Minnesota, has released their final report, which focuses on the persistent, systemic mistreatment of Indigenous peoples by the University of Minnesota and offers concrete steps leadership can take towards healing.

Announcing the Place and Relations Capstone: Indigenizing Education

April 03, 2023
by altravis

Join us on Friday, April 14 for the Place and Relations Capstone: Indigenizing Education, a day of engaged conversation marking the culmination of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative’s four years of work.

Announcing the 2023–2024 IAS Faculty Fellows!

February 13, 2023
by altravis

We are delighted to announce the IAS Residential Faculty Fellows for 2023–2024. Faculty fellows spend a semester in residence at the IAS. Together with our Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows, they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community.

Categories: Fellows

Institute for Advanced Study Awards More than $50,000 Through Imagine Fund Special Events Grants to Promote Interdisciplinary Dialogue and Public Engagement

January 27, 2023
by altravis

The Institute for Advanced Study announces $53,762.45 in funding to support five new Special Event grant projects across the University of Minnesota focused on the arts, humanities, and design. 

Spring 2023 Welcome Letter from Director of the Institute for Advanced Study

January 20, 2023
by altravis

Bianet Castellanos, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, identifies priorities and commitments for a new term: advocating for racial justice, strengthening community engagement, expanding international partnerships, and creating pathways for institutional transformation.

Categories: Letters

Announcing the Spring 2023 IAS Thursdays Series

January 11, 2023
by altravis

Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 semester of IAS Thursday events! Join us for a full series of events designed to ignite, inspire, and educate. Featured conversations include former IAS director Jennifer Gunn and new director Bianet Castellanos on the future of interdisciplinary collaboration; a panel focused on issues of access and absence in the archives from an Indigenous Studies context; and an essential roundtable on developing inventive approaches to administrative equity at universities, as part of the larger work of getting universities into “right relationship” with BIPOC communities.

Categories: IAS Thursdays

Open Opportunity: Undergraduate Research Assistant, TRUTH Project

December 16, 2022
by altravis

The TRUTH Undergraduate RA will provide a supporting role to the Towards Recognition and University-Tribal Healing Project (TRUTH). The TRUTH Project is a grassroots collaboration between the 11 recognized Tribal Nations within the geographic boundaries of Minnesota, the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC), and the Office of American Indian and Tribal Nations Relations at the University of Minnesota. This position is funded through the Institute for Advanced Study.

Open Opportunity: Humanities Futures Workshop Graduate Mentors

December 14, 2022
by altravis

The Mellon Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative (MESPAC) is seeking nine graduate students to mentor undergraduate students at the Humanities Futures Workshop (April 13-15, 2023) and to participate in two planning meetings in advance of the Workshop.

Announcing the Fall 2022 IAS Thursdays Schedule

September 14, 2022
by altravis

Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 semester of IAS Thursday events! Join us for a full season of eclectic, wide-ranging, discussions designed for scholars from all walks of life. Featured guests include Margaret Pearce, the cartographer behind the Land-Grab Universities project; Steven Thrasher on how social structures drive epidemics; Deva R. Woodly on the politics of care; and both Jennifer Gunn and Bianet Castellanos (incoming and outgoing IAS directors together) on the future of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Categories: IAS Thursdays