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By Dwain ColemanDuring my first semester as a Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa, I have had the privilege of working with History Corps. As part of my assignment for the semester, I reviewed primary source documents on the

By Sophie Croll, Summer 2016 Intern  Professor Rand, PhD student Mary Wise, and I visited the Blood Run State Historic Site in July to do some fieldwork with Lance Foster, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Iowa Tribe of

By Marius Kothor In response to the problematic representations of African people in popular discourse, I started the Iowa-Africa project last fall to illustrate the diverse experiences of African people in the United States and on the continent by documenting the

By Professor Jacki Thompson Rand, Heather Wacha, and Mary WiseAfter a thought-provoking conversation about public engagement at the University of Iowa’s WorldCanvass “Taking it to the Streets: Engagement and the Academy” event tonight, Heather Wacha, Professor Jacki Rand and I

By Laurel Sanders Click through to see a larger version of these webcomics! Laurel Sanders is a Ph.D. student in the History program.  She has a Master’s degree in Public History from Appalachian State University and has some past experience in

By David De La TorreThis semester, I had the pleasure of being one of the social media   coordinators for our History Corps Facebook and Twitter pages. Despite the many challenges that this role brought, the last three months have

by Heather WachaI am a medievalist.  I study the lives of twelfth- and thirteenth-century women.  How many times have I wished I could interview these women and ask them questions about their lives, their roles as women, their relationships, and

by Professor Jacki RandThe history of History Corps is a short one as the group has been in existence for less than a decade.  My affiliation with the project goes back three years when graduate students asked me to serve

by Katherine MassothWhen I joined History Corps in fall 2013, I was filled with both excitement and trepidation.I was vaguely familiar with the project as three of my colleagues – Noaquia Callahan, Bethany Otremba Heinrich, and Sylvea Hollis – were

by Eric ZimmerA couple of history professors founded the History Corps under a different name, the “UI Humanities Story Corps” (HSC) in 2011. In its earliest iteration, the project focused on giving graduate students experience performing, editing, and posting oral