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.

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. 

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.

Graduate Research Assistant Opening: Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative

August 04, 2022
by altravis

The humanities-led Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative seeks a motivated, creative graduate research assistant interested in centering Indigenous epistemologies while driving institutional change here at the University and beyond to join our team.

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.

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.