About Us

Our initiative is at the intersection of the public humanities, digital humanities, and public engagement—all areas in which UI faculty are performing innovative teaching, scholarship, and service. Our focus is the impact of academic work on civic life and society, using the opportunities provided by digital technologies to amplify and distribute broadly what we do as teachers and scholars, collaborating with communities on projects that have social and artistic impact, and envisioning new ways of interacting with our many publics.