News & Stories

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.

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.

TRUTH Project: Towards Recognition and University-Tribal Healing

February 22, 2022
by altravis

Learn more about the TRUTH Project, a collaboration between Minnesota Transform and the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC). The project was formed as a response to MIAC’s 2020 call on the University’s call to be better relatives to the 11 Tribal Nations, and aims to find ways to transform the University-Tribal relationship.

Meet an IAS Staff Member: Angela Carter

August 31, 2021
by altravis

We are thrilled to welcome Angela Carter to the team, who recently joined the Mellon-funded initiative Minnesota Transform as Access and Inclusion Pedagogy Specialist. 

MN Transform is Hiring!

June 16, 2021
by menning

MN Transform is hiring a UMN graduate student for a 20 hour/week opening for an administrative assistant.

Why Canoes? A New Exhibit in the Northrop Gallery

May 25, 2021
by menning

“Why Canoes: Capacious Vessels and Indigenous Futures of Minnesota's Peoples and Places” is now available for an online, virtual tour, as well as at Northrop's fourth-floor gallery. It explores the interconnectedness between the Native Canoe Program, University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and members of three Indigenous communities around Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota). 

Two Short-Term Fellowships Available at the IAS!

March 15, 2021
by altravis

This May-June, the IAS will be bringing together two cohorts of six virtual fellows to meet for a total of 8 sessions and receive $2,000. The two themes are “Water, Equity, and Justice” and “The Mission of the Land Grant/Land Grab University.” DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due Friday, April 2 at noon.

Meet an IAS Staff Member: Denise Pike

February 17, 2021
by menning

Introducing Denise Pike, the new Project Manager for Minnesota Transform, who will be facilitating partnerships, collaborations, and humanities projects for the initiative.