H-Iowa's primary mission is to foster discussion and scholarly collaboration about the history and culture of the state of Iowa, and, relatedly, the history and culture of the Midwest, as well as provide a forum for information exchange.

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SHSI History for Lunch

Join us on Thursday, February 26, when Marlin R. Ingalls delivers a History for Lunch lecture at noon at the State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City. The title of his talk is “A Historical and Scientific Investigation of the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Brewery Caves.”

State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grants

The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant pro­gram for the 2015/2016 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpre­tive writing re­lated to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previ­ously ne­glected topics or new approaches to or inter­pretations of pre­viously treated topics. SHSI invites appli­cants from a variety of backgrounds, including aca­demic and public historians, graduate students, and indepen­dent re­searchers and writers.