News

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
Digital East St. Louis in the News
This summer, local students have been exploring East St. Louis’s history and culture in a program run by the IRIS Center and STEM Center at SIUE.  Check out this article from Ed Glen Today to find out what they’ve been up to this summer: http://www.edglentoday.com/articles/details/siues-digital-east-st-louis-inspires-local-students-to-explore-citys-history-and-culture-22268.cfm#.WXi7OcaZNSy  ...Read More
Meet the New IRIS Lab Technician
Hi all!  My name is Katie Knowles, and I am the new Lab Technician for the IRIS Center.  I am very excited to be getting started, and I cannot wait to learn more about some of the Center’s current and up-and-coming projects and the people behind them....Read More
SIUe THATCamp 2016
Theme: Engaging Communities through Digital Humanities Registration is open for the SIUE THATCamp 2016. The unconference will be held June 11-12, 2016 on the beautiful Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus, located just 25 miles from St....Read More
NSF-Funded Dictionary of Gyalsumdo Released
Of the more than 6,000 languages spoken in the world today, only about 20% of these have established and community-embraced writing systems (orthographies). The other languages have survived through time through oral traditions and transmissions to younger generations....Read More
IRIS Open House January 2016
On January 28th, IRIS hosted its annual open house. Faculty and students from across the university came to the Center to learn about current projects and resources for faculty and students....Read More