Digital Bridges

This summer the University of Iowa will host an exciting opportunity for members of the UI community to join scholars from across the country as part of the Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry:  A Grinnell College/University of Iowa Symposium. The August 9-11 event will be the culminating celebration of a multi-year experience in collaboration among digital scholars at the UI and Grinnell College and others from across the country. 


Created and co-directed by Erik Simpson, Grinnell College Professor of English and Teresa Mangum, UI Professor and Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Digital Bridges has enabled and supported students, staff, and faculty to design socially conscious, intellectually rigorous models for collaboration in the humanities.


Guest presenters during the August symposium will include scholars from universities across the country. The event will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 400 Digital Bridges participants and scholars who during the last three years have visited our campuses with generous support from the UI, Grinnell, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It also will provide an opportunity for participants to connect with others who would like to know more about the outcomes and to collaborate in the future.


The symposium also will be an opportunity to thank the many people that have supported and partnered with the Digital Bridges efforts, especially colleagues at the University of Iowa’s Libraries, Digital Research and Publishing Studio, Honors College, and Center for Teaching, and Grinnell College’s DLAC and Center for Teaching and Learning. 


All are welcome to register and attend.


Please visit the Digital Bridges website at after June 1 for a detailed schedule and locations. For questions, please contact the organizers at