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Partners in Public History

The Iowa City area is rich in historical resources and knowledge. Our students and faculty are extraordinarily lucky to be part of a larger community of engaged scholars and public historians.

The Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio at the University of Iowa Libraries supports a wide array of public history initiatives, including History Corps and the crowd-sourced DIY History projects.

Campus and area archives and museums, including the Iowa Women’s Archive, the University of Iowa Archives and Special Collections, the Pentacrest Museums, the Office of State Archeologist, the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, support a wide variety of public programming.

As it prepares to reopen in 2022 in a new, state-of-the-art building, the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art partnered with the Graduate College and departments of History and English to offer two summer digital internships to train graduate students in digital methods through experiential (online) learning.

The University of Iowa Labor Center sustains the legendary Iowa Labor Oral History Oral Project.

The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of Outreach and Engagement support and sustain the University-wide commitment to public scholarship and community engagement.

Partners in Public History