November 2018 Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce the recipients of our most recent major grant awards cycle:
Humanities Iowa partnered with Filmmaker Dan Manatt on a documentary about the Iowa State Penitentiary. The film, “The Fort: 177 Years of Crime & Punishment at the Iowa State Penitentiary,” premiered in Fort Madison in September 2017. DVD copies of the film quickly sold out, so we're making the entire film available here for no charge!
June 2018 Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce the recipients of our most recent major grant awards cycle: Title of Project: Literary Heroines: Their Times Their Fashions Sponsoring Organization: Putnam Museum and Science Center, Davenport Grant: $10,000
Recent Major Grant Awards – Summer 2018 Title of Project: Literary Heroines: Their Times Their Fashions Sponsoring Organization: Putnam Museum and Science Center, Davenport Grant: $10,000.00
Clarke University will host the Evolution Weekend lecture on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall. The lecture will be given by Robert J. Richards from the University of Chicago and is titled “Darwin’s Biology of Intelligent Design.”
January 2018 The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Humanities Iowa announce a $20,000 Council Conducted Partnership to support the Museum & Aquarium’s forthcoming exhibit, River of Innovation.
November 2017 Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce a $40,000 Council Conducted Partnership with the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association in support of their project celebrating the 100th Anniversary History of the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District.
November 2017 Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce the recipients of its most recent major grant awards cycle: Title of Project: The Comparison Project Sponsoring Organization: Drake University, Des Moines Grant: $7,900
This program is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture among the Pulitzer Prizes Board, the Federation of State Humanities Council, and Humanities Iowa in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes.
HI is pleased to announce its receipt of $15,000 NEH grant fund in support of its project: Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity. HI plans to hold two moderated discussions in Sioux City and Waterloo involving race and policing. The events are proposed to be held next spring. Please stay tuned for more information.
HI is pleased to announce that one of HI funded documentaries, River to River: Iowa’s forgotten Highway 6, recently received a Mid-America Emmy Nomination. This has also made Fourth Wall Films’ third Emmy nomination. Congratulations!
"One Moment, Lasting Impact": How a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo captured the drama of a river rescue in Iowa. A dramatic rescue at a Des Moines dam in 2009 resulted in a Pulitzer Prize for a photographer, Mary Chind Willie, formerly of the Des Moines Register. But there's more to the story.
As one of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfire events, the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism’s IowaWatch Connection radio program and podcast introduces you to a former Des Moines Register featured writer, Jane Schorer Meisner, whose frank, groundbreaking report on the rape of an Iowa woman
Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce our new CCP partnerships with the following organizations and their proposed projects: $20,000 Partnership with Main St. Greenfield, John Busbee, and the Lear Family Foundation for “Integrated Play Project for Greenfield and Adair County, Iowa”
We are pleased to announce that the Pulitzer Prizes board has awarded us for $20,000 to support the Centennial Campfires Initiative activities. This initiative is a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes.