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Dickens’ bicentenary

Today the University will be marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth with a presentation hosted by the Obermann humanities center. Along with lectures on Dickens by UI and community experts, the event will feature selections from the Libraries’ Dickensiana holdings, including some of the correspondence digitized for our Leigh Hunt Letters collection: CharlesContinue reading “Dickens’ bicentenary”

Winet new director of Digital Studio for Public Humanities

Jon Winet has been named the inaugural director of the Digital Studio for Public Humanities at the University of Iowa. The new Studio is a campus-wide initiative based in the Main Library that will encourage and support public digital humanities research and scholarship by faculty, staff, and students, including those involved in “Public Humanities inContinue reading “Winet new director of Digital Studio for Public Humanities”

Digitally celebrating books, reading, and writing

In honor of the upcoming Iowa City Book Festival (July 16-18, 2010), we’re featuring some of the literary collections in Iowa Digital Library and Iowa Research Online. We hope you’ll explore the content online and the book fest in real life. Paul Engle teaching at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, The University of Iowa, ca. 1950sViewContinue reading “Digitally celebrating books, reading, and writing”