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SIUE’s Howard Rambsy to Direct the Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads Summer Institute, Funded by an NEH Award
IRIS associated faculty-member Howard Rambsy was recently awarded an NEH grant to coordinate a summer institute for school teachers concentrating on an 1845 autobiography by Frederick Douglass. Congratulations Howard! read more....Read More
SIUE’s Greg Fields Achieves Prestigious Distinguished Research Professor Rank
IRIS associated faculty-member Greg Fields recently achieved SIUE’s highest academic rank of Distinguished Research Professor. Congratulations, Greg! read more....Read More
Dr. Johanna Schmitz Receives SIUE’s Prestigious Hoppe Award
Dr. Johanna Schmitz, Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance and one of our most dedicated IRIS-affiliated faculty, is the recipient of the 2018 Hoppe Award for her research on the Rose Theatre....Read More
New Digital Humanities Exhibit, Toni Morrison: Beyond Fiction
In celebration of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Professor Tisha Brooks and the ENG 477 Toni Morrison class invite you to visit their Digital Humanities Exhibit, Toni Morrison: Beyond Fiction....Read More
CAS Presents Distinguished Going Award to Jessica DeSpain
While her scholarly interests have evolved through her academic career, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jessica DeSpain’s commitment to work rooted in service and storytelling has not. DeSpain, PhD, is a respected teacher,...Read More
Digital East St. Louis in PUBLIC: A Journal of Imaging America
The Digital East St. Louis project is featured in the new special issue of PUBLIC: A Journal of Imagining America. See the gallery space here: public.imaginingamerica.org...Read More
Students Producing Solutions
Student leaders from over a dozen middle and high schools in Madison County attended the second summit on Jan. 9 of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCFH) “Conversation Towards a Brighter Future” initiative…Read more from the Edwardsville Intelligencer ...Read More
NEH Awards Humanities Access Grant to SIUE, Will Support Programming in Partnership with the MJCHF and the Regional Office of Education
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a two-year $100,000 Humanities Access Grant for the creation of an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on digital storytelling. By building digital narratives about what it means to be a child,...Read More
Middle School Students Explore Local History and Culture through Digital Humanities Club
Dr. Jessica DeSpain and IRIS scholars lead digital humanities clubs for students from Madison and Venice as part of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation’s STEM meets Humanities initiative....Read More