WHAT: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chair William “Bro” Adams will visit the University of Iowa campus Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27 and 28 to kick off the Creative Matters lecture series. Of particular interest to media may be Adams’ lecture and his tour of the UI Center for the Book, where he will watch a demonstration of historical papermaking and discussion of medieval manuscript program. He will also be visiting the Writers’ Workshop and making other stops during his two-day visit.
Creativity is often seen as the driving force behind art, but an ambitious lecture series this year seeks to demonstrate that creativity is at the core of all research and discovery, whether it takes place in the laboratory or on the dance floor.
In fact, says one of the organizers of the Creative Matters lecture series kicking off Aug. 27 with a visit by National Endowment for the Humanities Chair William “Bro” Adams, creativity is central to the human experience and should be cultivated and celebrated in every discipline.