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The Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls network has created stronger, lasting institutional connections at the University of Minnesota and beyond. Here, several consortial partners, including the IAS, discuss the footprint of the project on their campuses.
University of Minnesota receives $225,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore justice in policing
The Institute for Advanced Study announces that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $225,000 to fund a Sawyer Seminar at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities titled Just Policing: The Definition and Possibility of Justice in Law Enforcement.
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"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.